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Pole Barn Rust Stain?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by roberthathaway7, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I've got a building that has an AC unit in the attic, and the runoff from it has been draining out the side of the building from a rusty pipe for about 10 years or so probabably, and the splash of the consant dripping has formed a rust stain on the concrete below AND the pole barn metal on the side of the building. Anybody know of a chemical that is safe for the pole-barn paint that will take the rust off?
     
  2. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Oh another thing- the runoff will run onto a new blacktop surface that was top coated last year. I don't want to leave chemical marks or stains on the blacktop
     
  3. Doug Rucker

    Doug Rucker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    one restore from eaco chem.
     
  4. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Thanks! I looked at their website and they also have a product called "rust clear" that mentions rust on painted surfaces. Any experience using Rust Clear?
     
  5. Doug Rucker

    Doug Rucker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    NONE...I have always just used One Restore on rust stains. I even use it on shingle roofs.
     
  6. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    great thanks! I am also looking at cleaning my family's gas station that is made completely of pole barn metal, and their driveway which has oil stains etc, any ideas for that? I do have a 3000 PSI pressure washer, but I can't afford a surface washer, I was hoping there were some chemicals that were safe for our blacktop. The surface I am cleaning is concrete, but it butts up against a large blacktop parking area. Muriatic acid maybe? Just afraid of what it would do to the blacktop.
    I have heard of some powder like products that contain a micro-organism that eats petroleum based subtances, but it almost sounds too good to be true.
     
  7. Doug Rucker

    Doug Rucker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    For removing automotive fluids, oil, gasoline, etc, you want the BT200. Will work on both concrete and asphalt. Click here

    Yes, I sell it, but you can also buy it and get more info by clicking here
     
  8. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,205

    Got a Pole-barn six years ago. Any advise on how to clean it would be appreciated. Buddy has a power washer, was thinking could add soap then a sort of wax on to the building?
     
  9. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,205

    Seems like the eaco chem has a good product called cleansol bc that would work with a power washer, but they do not seem to sell the product on their website.
     
  10. Doug Rucker

    Doug Rucker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    CAll Mike at eaco chem 800.313.8505 and he can answer all your questions.
     

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