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How do you remove rust marks from stainless steel?

RustyDishwasher.jpegTo keep your stainless steel appliances looking their best, it’s important to remove tarnishing and minor rust spots as soon as they appear. This prevents further corrosion and damage to the steel. Once the steel has been damaged it is difficult to restore the original shine. To maintain and restore your appliances, check out our range of stainless steel cleaning products


For rust marks, I suggest trying Glitz 1kg Green Bi-Carb Cleaner and some water. Use a small plastic container to mix the bi-carb and some water. Your goal is to create a paste-like consistency and not add too much water. Using a clean rag dip a corner into the mix and rub it on the stainless steel in a back-and-forth motion in line with the grain of the stainless steel. 


Some tough spots might require several applications to lift the rust off. Make sure to rinse the rag well and rotate it when moving on to another section. I recommend trying this method first before you attempt to use chemicals.


If the rust stains refuse to budge, I propose testing CLR 1L Calcium Lime Rust Remover. Please note that this is a concentrate and must be diluted before using. I recommend testing a small hidden section not in direct line of sight to test its effect. Remember to rinse the area with water after testing.


Please make sure to wear personal protection such as gloves, goggles and an appropriate mask when using chemicals. Also please follow all the recommended safety procedures printed at the back of the bottle. - EricL

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