How to Remove Rust From a Stainless Steel Sink

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If you left a metal pan sitting in your stainless steel sink, or perhaps some utensils scratched the surface, it can leave rust spots. While you may think you're stuck with the stains, rest assured, you're not. With the right cleaner, you can get your stainless steel sink looking new and shiny again.

Things You'll Need

  • Oxalic acid-based powder cleaner
  • Sponge or plastic scrubbing pad
  • Wet the rust stain.

  • Sprinkle an oxalic acid-based cleaner on the rust stain. Scrub it with a sponge or plastic scrubbing pad, and the rust stain should come up pretty easily.

  • Rinse the sponge out and wipe the cleaning solution away.

Tips & Warnings

  • The above procedures can also be used on stainless steel cook ware, to get rid of rust.
  • For a minute amount of rust you can start and finish the job with 400 to 600 grit sand paper.
  • Never use steel wool or abrasives on stainless steel.

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