Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Help! Rust stains on favourite blue and white striped linen shirt.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Annadale, May 27, 2011.

  1. Annadale

    Annadale Senior member

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    I unfortunately got some rust staining on the sleeve of my favourite striped linen shirt. I have soaked it in detergent and warm water for 48 hours, but the stain hasn't lifted. Has anybody any suggestions on how to remove an orange rust stain on a blue and white shirt? I have tried a search here, but there is no mention of rust stains.
     


  2. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    I unfortunately got some rust staining on the sleeve of my favourite striped linen shirt. I have soaked it in detergent and warm water for 48 hours, but the stain hasn't lifted. Has anybody any suggestions on how to remove an orange rust stain on a blue and white shirt? I have tried a search here, but there is no mention of rust stains.

    If it is really rust stain, you can try "Bar Keepers Friend", it has oxalic acid inside, it can remove rust. Bar Keepers Friend is also a very good household cleaner.
    But use it on your own risk.
     


  3. stubloom

    stubloom Senior member

    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    The best rust remover is hydrofluoric acid. Use with q-tip and immerse in cold water immediately afterwards. You should be able to use this in a home environment on machine washable cottons and linens without a problem.

    I'm not sure where you buy this product as it is a specialized product your'e more likely to find in a dry cleaner.

    Alternatively, take it to an above average dry cleaner. Any dry cleaner who charges "decent" prices (let's say $15+ for a man's 2 piece suit) should be able to handle your problem with ease.
     


  4. Annadale

    Annadale Senior member

    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Thanks for the replies, guys. Fishball, do you know where I can get 'Bar Keepers Friend' in Hong Kong? I will be down next week.
     


  5. RanMan

    RanMan Senior member

    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Whink Rust Stain Remover did the trick for me. Lifted a set rust spot on a white shirt and quickly I might add. Definitely worth a shot.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by