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How to clean corroded rusty bathtub waste hole

Postby FLilley » Sat May 15, 2021 6:48 pm

Hi,
I'm replacing an enamel bathtub waste drain and have removed the old plughole, but it is quite corroded/rusty where the old black rubber washer was seated below the chrome plughole. What is the best way to clean this up before fitting a new waste? Scrape with screwdriver? WD40? Some sort of commercial rust remover? If so what type? Any advice greatly appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun May 16, 2021 9:57 pm

Hi flilley,
Do not use any form of chemical cleaner, this will etch the enamel surface and ruin it. Suggest you try a scouring powder cleaner but you may find the rust has deeply stained the enamel.
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Postby FLilley » Sun May 16, 2021 11:31 pm

Many thanks I'll give it a go...
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