View Full Version : Roof rust stains

Scott Davis
01-21-2009, 01:49 AM
We cleaned this roof yesterday and you can see under the windows where the flashing had rusted and stained the roof. The roof is a synthetic type of slate, so its not stone and I dont want to use any kind of harsh chemicals to remove it. Is there anything that would remove this?

Ken Fenner
01-21-2009, 08:46 AM
Scott, I've always had great success with Eaco Chem. Their product Safe Restore™ is probably want you need but your best bet is to call them and they will guide you towards the proper chemical.

Greg Nash
01-21-2009, 09:16 AM
scott try clr before you try the high dollar stuff. I have had it work for me more than once on tuff rust stains.

01-21-2009, 09:38 AM
I thought you were in Iraq?

Scott Davis
01-21-2009, 09:54 AM
I thought you were in Iraq?

Thanks guys! Saferestore and CLR are the most popular answers on all the boards.

I am in Iraq. But my business is still being run by my wife. Thats why I came over; for the advertising money.

Greg Nash
01-21-2009, 10:29 AM
scott i always keep a bottle of Clr on my trucks. its not as strong as safe restore or other commercially available acid based products. I always like to start with the least harsh chems especially acid based.

Ryan Freidline
01-27-2009, 07:32 PM
I use oxyclic acid on shingles with a 10-15 min. dwell