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    Rust stains on garage floor

    What is the best way to remove rust stains from my garage floor?? I bought a masonry and cement degreaser from Lowe's and the stain laughed at it. I have heard that toilet bowl cleaner will work? Any input is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    Is it just a surface stain?

    I wonder if you could contact the IronX folks for an idea... It certainly changes color when hits iron in the driveway...
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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    First thing that comes to mind is CLR

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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    I thought about CLR as well.

    It might be a bit tricky if the stain has worked its way into the pores of the concrete (below the surface). Worth a shot though.

    Or do what I did.... epoxy paint your garage floor. That will cover a multitude of sins and it's very hard wearing.
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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    I also heard the Barkeeper's Friend works. I just happen to have some of this on hand and will try it out this weekend. I'll try to post pictures.

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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    So I tried the Bar Keepers Friend with no luck, but after some research I found out that toilet bowl cleaner would be my next best thing to use. Here is what I discovered.
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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    What brand of bowl cleaner?

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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    I believe it was Lysol, the gel kind.

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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    Thanx!

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    Re: Rust stains on garage floor

    I apologize for bump the old topic, but I have some interesting observations that I would like to share, maybe this will help someone in the future because once I was on the lookout for useful advice.
    I have a 3-car garage, and at first tried the water based product sold at HD on part of the floor. It flaked off badly but I think most of that was due to poor surface preparation. The second time, 8 years later, I decided to tackle it again. This time it turned out great, well worth the $ and hours involved for DIY. To do it right (DIY) I recommend:1. Do the whole floor. If that means renting a POD and putting all the garage stuff in the driveway for a month, it's worth it.2. Degrease/scrub, rinse, acid etch/scrub, rinse very thoroughly, let dry for 2 days.3. Use solvent based epoxy https://mechanicguides.com/best-garage-floor-cleaner/ for best results, not available at HD/Lowes as far as I know, but available at Grainger and elsewhere: http://www.grainger.com/product/RUST-OL ... -Kit-1TBG4 Use a respirator and/or have really good ventilation.4. Put down 2 base coats, and one clear coat. The clear coat you can buy at HD. As you put down 2nd base coat, sprinkle with flakes then seal with clear coat the next day. Add sand (included) to clear coat before rolling it. It provides really good traction when wet. Use really good lighting with the clear coat because it's easy to miss spots.Cleaning, etching, drying, and painting 3 coats will **** the life out of you and take 5 consecutive days, (not including moving all the **** in and out) but it's worth it. After 3 years the floor cleans easily and looks amazing.Enjoy your new floorOn YouTube there are a lot of interesting videos on this topic, I will share with you, one of them, hope this will help сомеоне.Good luck



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