How do I clean rust marks around the bathtub drain?

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Just a few Small rust marks around the drain of the bath tub, any solutions?

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  • Sle10887048 Sle10887048 on Sep 21, 2019

    Nope, sorry

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Sep 21, 2019

    Pat....You might be able to find that a good cleaning then a dab of paint on the areas. I have not tried but have a bathroom sink I have noticed rust. Mine is blue and matching may be my problem. White would be so simple but I understand that clear will work on colors. Good luck! I plan to try this too!

  • Lindy Lindy on Sep 21, 2019

    It may be worth replacing it--they are fairly inexpensive. I would remove the item in any case and clean it--there are probably rusted areas that transferred to the tub. Use a mild abrasive on the tub area such as glass cook top cleaner, or Barkeepers Friend. If you have a castiron tub--lucky you---use Zud which is a cleanser type formula for rust.

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    • Lindy Lindy on Sep 21, 2019

      OH MY GOSH NO!! LOL---and bath tub replacement is certainly not inexpensive and is more like $$$. ONLY replace the cap that goes on the drain which has the rust around it. Could be under $10 - you may need plumbers caulk to seal it which may make it $20. Sorry for the heart attack.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Sep 21, 2019

    First need to know what is rusted exactly the actual drain itself or the tub around the drain(is it cast iron)? or both? Then are you just trying to clean the rust away? use straight vinegar soaked on a cloth lay over area then use stiff scrubber or wire brush to remove it or Iron Out. trying to stop it from continuing? can try a corrosion inhibitor is a material that attaches or coats the metal surface, providing a protective barrier film, which in turn stops the corrosive reaction from developing. Temporary coatings are often used to prevent corrosion during storage and shipment, and between machining or processing operations. The most effective corrosion inhibitor coatings, at one time, were oil or solvent-based materials. In recent years water based products have been developed and are being used with success. Replace yourself ----- here are videos how to put in new drain/spud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doFX6yFpWgg another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpibLc83pvc another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8neK7Nj0Xs8 another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM3fc4BR1u8 another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoJqts7r-Po

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