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Technical Rust stain on white vinyl seat

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brian thomas, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Anyone have any luck removing rust stains from white vinyl ?
  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,680

    Atwater Mike

    Or try some white vinegar on a white terry wash cloth...Rinse thoroughly with tap water afterward. (or distilled water, if in Minnesota)
  3. Tooth brush and tooth paste is also a viable option I suppose.

    I started to say Westley's but I am afraid it may eat a hole in the vinyl. What do you think Mike?


  4. I have had good success with 'Spray 9' or 'Fantastic' all purpose cleaners and a clean cloth to remove stains on white vinyl upholstery
    -May have to let it sit and 'bite in' a few minutes-or scrub lightly with a small brush(ie: toothbrush) then wipe off.
  5. skipperman
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 1,837


    I have used a "magic eraser" on SEVERAL white interiors ..... ( ask yer WIFE -- she probably has some .. ) Worked surprisingly well ....
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  6. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    I've used white vinegar....worked pretty well....took a few tries with gentle scrubbing with a tooth brush in circular motions, but the rusty spot came out....didn't discolor around the edges either.;)
  7. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,228


    I 2nd the Magic Eraser thing, they work great on white and don't seem to rub the surface raw. I've also used Bleche-Wite and it works too but it's a step harsher and also don't get it on anything colorful.
  8. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,142

    Blue One
    from Alberta

  9. A little mixture of water and TSP...use with a sponge
  10. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Beaner X2. My 58 Impala came with black seats and fabric inserts. The inserts always got dirty. Cleaned them for years with Bleche White and a brush with no adverse effects.

  11. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    From a boating web site.

    "Go out and buy a gallon of Muriatic Acid. You can dilute it your self in a small jar with 50 - 50 water/acid if you like. I keep a small amount of it (strait) in a small squirt bottle. I squirt the smallest amount to do the job and the rust stains disappear right before your eyes without any scrubbing. Just rinse with lots of water."

    Of course, this will only work, if you talk like a pirate, while doing it.
  12. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 804

    from Sweden

    Muriatric (hydrochloric) acid sounds a bit harsh. Citric acid or oxalic acid also dissolves rust. Common ingredients in rim cleaners and bathroom cleaners (for the white chalky sains left by water, no idea what the name is in english).
  13. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    Marvel Mystery Oil? It seems to be good for just about everything else, according to its advocates;)
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  14. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,544


    As the owner of three cars with white interior's I have used all the above "except the muriatic acid" with good results my go too is 1st is TUFF STUFF as per directions and if that don't get it gone, I use GOO GONE on a soft cloth and gently rub if it's real stubborn a soft brush will usually get it out . Joe

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  15. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,854

    Bandit Billy

    I have a white rag top on my 442 and white seats/door panels. I installed both over 17 years ago and they look very nice still. I water down the Wesley's about 25 to 50%, use soft bristle brushes, always wipe down with watered towel, I use a little armor all or equivalent on seats and door panels.
  16. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,508


    Squeeze some lemon juice on it, straight from the lemon. Let it sit a bit, the wipe with damp cloth.

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  17. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Are you sure it's a rust stain:D
  18. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,854

    Bandit Billy

    ^^^gross...but it reminds me of a story. A buddy of mine was on his way to Seattle on the super slab for a business meeting. His stomach was uneasy from the runny egg he enjoyed on his chili dog for breakfast but he was making good time so he opted to not pull off. When the moment arose and the "the gambler" (as it has come to be known) presented itself he placed his bet and busted. Shat himself all the way up the back of his shirt. Maybe the OP has his car. Wear gloves. No black light.
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  19. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Reminds me of the old saying "Never Trust A Fart".
  20. Jack E/NJ
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 670

    Jack E/NJ
    from NJ

  21. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,544


    OH MY! I had forgotten all about THUNDERBLOW! Joe
  22. I need to get a Farting Post myself... genius. This was recorded back in 1946.
  23. My dad had a legendary touchy stomach as far back as I could remember. Must have been IBS and he had to be really cautious of what he ate. I recall him having a little "mishap" on his way home from a social function. As he grew older, toss diverticulitis into the mix. By age 90, taking him out had to be done with the same regard in handling a stick of sweaty TNT or an IED. Always make sure there was a clear lane to the restroom and pack a change of clothing and big black trash bag.
  24. Joliet Jake
    Joined: Dec 6, 2007
    Posts: 507

    Joliet Jake
    from Jax, FL

    that's some funny "shit" right there!!! 0.0

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