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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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SimonG

Plumber
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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.
 

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
I’ve heard vodka works ok as well from one of the lads in the merchants
 

Brambles

Advent Win
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!!
 
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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