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The Pantry Item That'll Banish Unsightly Rust From Your Bathtub
Over time, bathtubs may develop unsightly rust accumulation, which can eventually lead to structural damage. To remove rust, use a potato along with a few other cleaning items.
Potato is high in oxalic acid, a widely used rust and ink stain removal agent. It forms a gentle yet effective chelating reaction with the rust, loosening its grip on the surface.
First, slice a potato in half, dip the cut side in baking soda or salt, and rub it onto the rust. If the cut side feels slippery, slice it again and repeat until the rust is gone.
Alternatively, apply dish soap to the cut side of the potato and let it sit on the rust for two hours before rinsing away. Repeat the procedure until the rust is completely gone.