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    Lightbulb Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Had some rust stains on a white vehicle.

    OK this does not stop the bolts(in this case) from continuing to rust.

    However the stains were completely removed by Lysol toilet bowl cleaner with beach, then rinsed with fresh water.





    Anyone got other suggestions or solutions?

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Ospho, or Coca Cola (pretty much the same thing ).

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Coke has phosphoric acid in it, so it's actually a rust converter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Ospho, or Coca Cola (pretty much the same thing ).
    What is in Ospho?

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Another 'hint'.

    50% acetone mixed with 50% automatic transmission fluid will loosen all, if not most, rusted solid nuts and bolts.

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    What is in Ospho?
    Phosphoric acid. Pretty much Coke without the sugar and caramel coloring. (Okay, slightly tongue in cheek.)

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    I use Ospho in a spray bottle to get rid of rust stains on my boat’s white hull. It’s kind of magic. But at some point I was concerned about what I might be doing to the fish by spraying acid into the water. So I researched Ospho a bit and that’s when I realized I wasn’t doing much more harm to the fish than pouring Coke overboard, probably less.

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Had some rust stains on a white vehicle.

    OK this does not stop the bolts(in this case) from continuing to rust.

    However the stains were completely removed by Lysol toilet bowl cleaner with beach, then rinsed with fresh water.





    Anyone got other suggestions or solutions?
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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Shall we take some bets as to how long it will be before the rust starts to show again?
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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Then there’s the corrosive personality aspect to deal with…

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Rust was not removed from rusting bolts- that needs attention.
    this just removed the rust stains on the white paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Then there’s the corrosive personality aspect to deal with…

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    Yes I agree, you should address yours.

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    Default Re: Rust stains on a white vehicle

    Move to Canada.
    The rust stains will be covered by salt stains.
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