Rust Stains on White Fiberglass steps

rockmamaJune 29, 2008

While swimming the other day, I noticed 8 round rust spots on the lowest step of our in-ground pool. When rubbing my finger over them and trying to figure out what and how they got there, started to pick up BB's in the water. Our neighbor has 4 boys with BB guns. Do I have to wait to drain the pool in the fall to remove these spots? What product would take these stains out? Thanks for any suggestions...

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Boby Huffard

As others have said, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is great. I had some stains on the steps from the end of the hose resting there when I added water. The Magic Eraser removed the stains. Now I am more careful not to let the hose rest on the step, just in the water.

I thought BB's were lead, but I guess not for the smaller guns. (coated steel?)


    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 11:09AM
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I had read that rubbing ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on the spot will take them off, too.

I always worry about what the mystery cleaner is in a Magic Eraser (several of my kids are developing chemical sensitivity) so I don't use it - any idea what it is?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2008 at 2:27PM
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Thanks for the idea of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Used it today and rust spots are gone. Also the stubborn water line. Steps look like new. I have found a new staple to my pool supplies. It is chemical free, it works on abrasives only.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:46PM
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