Author Topic: Difficult rust situation  (Read 1275 times)

mozar

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Difficult rust situation
« on: December 13, 2015, 06:03:24 PM »
I know, I know, I should've prevented it from happening, but I didn't.

My metal shower rod has rust where the moisture drips from after I shower. Scrubbing it helped a little. I tried a vinegar and baking soda mix where I wet cotton balls in vinegar, put some baking soda on them and rubber banded them to the underside of the rod and let it sit overnight. That did not help.
Anyone have suggestions?

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Re: Difficult rust situation
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 06:26:36 PM »
CLR? I've used it in the past with decent results.

I also used a metal scrubby (SOS pad) as long as the metal is smooth and not easily scratched.

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Re: Difficult rust situation
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2015, 07:27:17 PM »
Unless it is just surface rust you'll probably never be able to get rid of the rust as the protective chrome or whatever is probably gone.

How does water from your shower drip onto the shower rod?  Isn't the shower rod above the shower head?

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Re: Difficult rust situation
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2015, 08:47:18 PM »
Moisture condenses on the shower rod from the hot shower, then drips from it. I'll look into clr.

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Re: Difficult rust situation
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 10:26:46 AM »
Steel wool can work for something like that if it is just surface rust on bare metal.