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    bplumbplum
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    I stumbled across a really effective means of removing old rust stains from fabric! Web search suggested lemon juice & salt & leave in the sun, repeating till stain gone, but i had no lemons & overcast weather. Pantry search yielded citric acid . . . so moistened the fabric, sprinkled stain with citric acid & left in the “sun” for a couple of hours – stains totally gone!!

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    toosusietoosusie
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    Good thinking Watson 😆 Must remember that one :tup:

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    darlsdarls
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    Wow, that’s impressive – will remember when I ever come across some fabric with rust stains! 😆

    I should make my own folder with all those home remedies! :geek:

    Cheers! :hug:

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    baringaparkbaringapark
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    oohh goody!! My old clothes horse has put rust stains on a few items – thanks for the tip :clap:

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    creekercreeker
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    Wonder if this would work on vintage linens?

    Might give it a go, nothing to lose.

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    gratefulgrateful
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    Wow, what clever thinking bplum. I’ll keep that in mind for future reference.

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    gardenaholicgardenaholic
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    Does it only work on whites.

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    BullseyeBullseye
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    Dry Cleaners use phosphoric acid to remove rust stains from clothes and if you keep a bottle of it handy it’s also used for resolving rust on vehicles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphoric_acid

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    bplumbplum
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    Does it only work on whites?

    It wasnt a white garment i tried it on – it was a colored pair of shorts with a sewn in bucklel, & rust had discoloured the multicoloured waistband & left a big mark on the beige front.

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