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How To Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Get Rid Of Unsightly Rust Stains
A simple hydrogen peroxide solution prepared by mixing cream of tartar, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide helps break down the iron oxide molecules and eliminate rust stains.
Combine equal parts of cream of tartar and baking soda in a dish before adding a splash of hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Apply the paste directly onto the rust stain.
Let it sit for about 30 minutes to one hour so it penetrates and dissolves
the stubborn rust. Then, thoroughly rinse the area with water to remove the paste and any rust remnants.
Gently pat the surface dry to reveal a rust-free, revitalized finish. Avoid prolonged contact between the solution and metal surfaces to prevent additional damage or oxidation.
Additionally, consider the compatibility of various metals with hydrogen peroxide, as some metals like copper or zinc may result in discoloration or other unwanted reactions.