Removing granite rust stain

Old 11-11-2011, 06:16 AM
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Default Removing granite rust stain

Replacing 6 tear old single stem faucet this weekend. The old one has left a rust ring around the rotating base in the beige granite. Will CLR work or is there a better way.
Old 11-11-2011, 06:43 AM
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Try some Wink. It contains Hydrocloric acid.

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You've got to put a replacement faucet on, right? Well the area under the replacement now becomes your test area for trying different products....does it harm the surface or not?
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clr is fine on granite. Just clean well after. Used it many times.
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Get the bulk of the crud off with a razor blade and fine steel wool (you won't hurt the granite) then try any of the products as recommended.
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Bar Keepers Friend, make a paste and let it sit awhile
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Originally Posted by GhostShip View Post
Bar Keepers Friend, make a paste and let it sit awhile
It takes a paste that sits for a while to get the job done. When reassembling, do NOT use plumbers putty or anything with oil in it! Including silicone.

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