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: How can I get rust stains off of a driveway


simple_john
10-20-2005, 11:34 PM
My boss has a wall that leaks onto his driveway... it leaks and the hot top is stained with rust colored stains.

We tried pressure washing the stains with 'Zep' hot top/cement pressure washer soap and my pressure washer...

it did not help..
we tried bleach, and another solvent/cleaner MTP (i think is the name)

but nothing worked...

any suggestions on cleaning the rust stains off of the drive?

jodyand
10-20-2005, 11:42 PM
Black Paint?

Durwood
10-20-2005, 11:43 PM
Will sealer hide it i wonder ? I would think he seals his driveway so it might work.

Dur

Argee
10-21-2005, 12:04 AM
There is a product called CLR that we use primarily for lime removal but it works on rust too.

drbailey
10-21-2005, 12:09 AM
I think I would try sand blast.

simple_john
10-21-2005, 12:20 AM
There is a product called CLR that we use primarily for lime removal but it works on rust too.

ive heard of that stuff... ill try that out...


As for resealing the driveway: we considered that...

but the wall still leaks... so it would just restain...:fing20:


We sealed the wall and filled the cracks and painted the thing with a 'waterproof' paint... not sure if it will still leak...

not sure why.. but theres no drain at the base of the wall and its a retaining wall about 6 Ft high in spots.. so it cracked in a few spots and leaks at the base.. hes planning on replacing it next year...

Greg
10-21-2005, 12:21 AM
I love it.... John wants help to remove stains at his boss' driveway...and he posts in the "Honey Do List" forum..... ROF ROF ROF

I'm history...:hide:

Aunt Greg

MowHoward2210
10-21-2005, 12:27 AM
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simple_john
10-21-2005, 12:31 AM
and he posts in the "Honey Do List" forum.....


Aunt Greg

well....it did not really fit in the 'My place'

I guess i should move it though.. Ill have to check to see what my honey thinksROF

Greg
10-21-2005, 02:36 AM
OK..OK...

Here's some info for what it's worth...http://www.ehow.com/how_18444_remove-rust-stains.html

And the old standard...Bar Keeper's Friend. Really!

Uncle Greg

Michael
10-21-2005, 06:45 AM
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Olds455
10-21-2005, 09:57 AM
I like the muriatic acid myself. I've used it on concrete a few times for all types of stains. I've never tried it on asphalt, though.

Make sure you wet down the driveway first. If you don't, you could be exposed to some very strong and overwhelming fumes :omg: . Apply the acid and sweep it into the driveway with a push broom. Let it set for about 5 minutes and then hose it off.