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Rust Stains on White Fiberglass steps

Posted by rockmama (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 29, 08 at 8:34

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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RE: Rust Stains on White Fiberglass steps

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?)


RE: Rust Stains on White Fiberglass steps

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?

RE: Rust Stains on White Fiberglass steps

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.

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