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How to remove rust stains from kitchen sink?

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studiocate Apr 24, 2007 01:50 PM

My husband placed two cookie racks in the sink one night. When I moved the racks the following day to wash them, I found that the racks had transferred orange rust marks onto our stainless steel sink. I didn't even know that the racks were rusting! Is there any way to remove the marks? Thanks in advance for your tips.

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    jzerocsk Apr 24, 2007 02:19 PM

    The old fallback Barkeeper's Friend ought to do the trick.

    1. Cpt Wafer Apr 24, 2007 02:44 PM

      Recent thread about Barkeeper's Friend.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/385011

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        studiocate Apr 24, 2007 02:50 PM

        Thanks very much, jzerocsk and cpt wafer!

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        Lisamaria Apr 24, 2007 05:56 PM

        Bon Ami cleanser did the trick for me.

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          weezycom Apr 25, 2007 11:37 AM

          If none of the prior suggestions work (on such a new, smallish area, they probably will), for tougher rust stains, you can get naval jelly from the hardware store and scrub with 0000 steel wool.

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