- How to Remove Rust Stains From Vinyl Swimming Pool
- How to Remove Rust From a Pool Liner
- How to Fix an Above-Ground Pool Wall
- How to Clean Up Rusty Pruning Shears
- How to Remove Rust From Pool Water
- How to Paint a Rusty Metal Fence
- What Causes Rust on Peony Leaves?
- How to Control Rust Mites
- Cures for Rust on Plants
Vinyl is one of the most common plastics made and has a wide variety of uses, including in swimming pools. Since all vinyl is virtually the same, it will respond well to any cleaner specifically made to clean vinyl, be it a commercial brand or a homemade type. You have a variety of methods to choose from, then, for removing rust stains from your vinyl swimming pool.
Sprinkle some baking soda onto the rust stain. Wet your rag with pure white vinegar and rub it over stain. You will notice the rust stain begin to fade with each pass. Sprinkle more baking soda over the stain and wipe again after freshly wetting the rag with vinegar. Continue this application until the stain has disappeared.
Mix reconstituted lemon juice with salt and turn it into a slurry. Dab or spread this concoction onto the rust stain and allow it to sit for several hours or until the mixture turns dark orange. The dark orange coloration means the rust stain has been lifted, and you can then rinse with fresh hot water.
Apply a paste of cream of tartar mixed with water and allow it to sit for approximately one hour. Take your scrub brush and scrub the paste from the vinyl until the rust stain disappears.
Clean the stain away with a commercially made vinyl cleaner that contains 5 percent oxalic acid. Wipe the cleaner on, wait a few minutes, and then wipe it off.
Drain the water out of the pool, since the water is contaminated with rust. Follow the pool dealer or installer's instructions to determine whether you should replace all of the water at once, or use progressive dilution.
Scrub the rust stains with a stiff pool brush. This will not completely remove the stains, but will help eliminate some rust on the pool liner.
Pour enzyme chemical pool cleaner directly onto the rust stains. Enzyme pool cleaners are liquid chemicals designed to dissolve dirt, oils, residues, and rust stains on pool liners. Refer to the manufacturer's directions on the bottle to determine how much cleaner to use. Allow the cleaner to absorb into the rust stains until foam appears. The foam signifies that the enzymes in the cleaner are reacting with the rust, turning the rust into a liquid form.
Wipe off the foam and remaining rust residue from the pool liner with a clean rag. Inspect the pool liner for remaining rust. Repeat the entire process if rust remains.
Brush the rust spot gently with the wire brush to loosen the rust.
Wipe the area with a rag to remove loosened rust.
Spray the area around the hole with enamel paint. This stops the rust hole from growing.
Cut a section of the aluminum tape large enough to cover the hole.
Cover the hole with the aluminum tape. Place several layers over the hole to help reinforce the tape.
Open the shears so you can access the full length of each blade and lay them on a flat surface.
Clean off as much rust as you can from each blade with the wire brush, then turn the shears over and repeat on the other side of each blade.
Wipe the blades off with a shop cloth or paper towel.
Spray the blades with the WD-40 (or 4-Use Lubricant). Give them a good, even coat on both sides of the blades.
Scour off any remaining rust spots with the steel wool.
Wipe the blades off again to remove rust flakes and excess lubricant.
Apply a light coat of butcher's wax to the blades on both sides and all the way down to the handles. Wipe the handles off with a cloth when you're through so they are not sticky or greasy.
Maintain the shears by wiping off the handles and the blades after every use and applying a new coat of wax to the blades.
Test the pH level of your pool water to determine if it's within the normal range.
Drain your pool completely. Wait a day or two for all the water to drain out.
Locate your pool's various pipes. Replace any metal or iron-containing pipes with PVC or copper pipes or fittings. These materials will not rust and are very durable over time.
Clean the rust stains that may have formed on the tile and/or liner of the pool. Scrub the surfaces with a scrub brush and a high-grade pool cleaner that is safe for liners and tile.
Refill the pool with water. Add the correct chemicals to your pool system to keep the water clean and the pH level normal.
Scrape any loose rust off of the fence with a wire brush.
Paint the rusty parts of the fence with a rust converter and allow it to dry, which may take two to four hours. A rust converter takes the place of a primer and converts the rust into a protective black layer.
Paint the fence with a coat of outdoor paint and allow it to dry, which may take four to six hours. Paint a second layer of outdoor paint on the fence for added protection and a bolder color.
Peonies are susceptible to a fungal disease that can cause a rust appearance on peony leaves. Use a fungicide to treat the problem.
Apply sulfur to grapevines to treat grape rust mite. Treat the vines in early spring, before the rust mites lay their eggs. Dilute wettable sulfur fungicide in water according to the manufacturer's directions. Spray it on the vines when the temperature is higher than 60 degrees and the grapes are at the woolly bud stage. Make a second application two weeks later.
Control apple rust mite in a commercial orchard with a pesticide containing fenbutatin-oxide diluted according to the manufacturer's instructions. Apply this product up to two times in one growing season.
Eliminate rust mites from citrus trees with water-soluble sulfur pellets. This product is safe for organic citrus production and is applied as a spray when the trees are wet. The pellets stick to the foliage. As they dissolve in the warm weather, they release a vapor that kills the rust mites. This method doesn't interfere with beneficial insects.
Prevention is the most important cure for rust diseases, states gardenknowhow.com. Choosing rust- and fungi-resistant varieties of a plant will prevent the disease from occurring. There are several species of cultivars available with different susceptibility rates to rust disease, according to the Ohio State University Extension. Planting new plants in disease-free ground with no history of rust prevents the disease, as well.
Removal of diseased tissue is an effective method of rust management, states the Ohio State University Extension. This reduces the disease's severity and prevents spread. Removed tissue is best disposed of in fire to prevent spreading of the fungal spores.
Application of a plant-specific fungicide at the beginning of the season for prevention, repeated every 14 days, prevents spread. Fungicide applied according to the packaging instructions, along with removal of diseased tissue, will cure rust disease, according to gardeningknowhow.com.