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I have replaced a radiator and I managed to spill some of the contents of the old rad on the carpet.

Is there any way to remove the black stain? It's an industrial grade carpet so I can use pretty much any chemical on it but i have no idea what I can use that will remove the iron oxide.

Any advice gratefully received - hopefully before the Mrs comes back :-/
 
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I tend to use wunda wipes on the rare occasion I get a mark. Preference is to roll carpet back and then second choice is using roll and stroll under my drop sheets.

Dabbling is the key.
 

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I’ve heard vodka works ok as well from one of the lads in the merchants
 
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Vanish Gold is good ( referenced above) as is a Rug Doctor machine ( circa £30/day) with their branded detergent and additional spot and stain remover spray.

In essence, you need a peroxide based stain remover to remove / disguise the stains from magnetite.

Don’t hold back on claiming on your house insurance if you have accidental damage cover - it has a very minor impact on your policy renewal and they recognise that you can never fully remove the stain unless the carpet has been treated with Scotchguard or is 100% man made fibre.

Sorry!!
 
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One day me and a friend was carrying a cast iron boiler downstairs he said tip it to me so i did then about a half bucket of black sludge came out guess what colour the carpet was (yes white ) anyway he came back as he lived next door with a bucket of hot water and a packet of washing machine soap powder when finished you would not tell.
 
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