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iron oxide stains in clothing (removal)

updated tue 27 feb 01


Tommy Humphries on sun 25 feb 01

I posted this once before, but it was in the context of another answer so
was probably mostly overlooked...

Oxalic Acid, will when mixed
with water remove rust stains from almost anything it touches. It is used in
many cleaning solutions for removing stains from sinks and tubs. You have
to be cautious though as it is highly toxic when ingested

Tommy Humphries

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