Category: Rust Removers


Hydrofluoric Acid: The Dangers of Exposure to This Highly Corrosive Acid


Danger! That’s a word we don’t take lightly and that’s the word directly associated with Hydrofluoric Acid. This highly corrosive chemical compound is a common ingredient in many household rust removing agents and cleaners. Hydrofluoric acid exposure can lead to very serious burn injuries, difficulty breathing and even fatal if not treated according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

Hydrogen fluoride, also known as (HF), is a colorless, fuming liquid or gas with a strong, irritating odor. Hydrogen fluoride readily dissolves in water to form colorless hydrofluoric acid solutions.

HF + H2O => H3O+ + F− is the chemical formula for hydrofluoric acid. Now since we are not all chemist, what does this mean exactly? When hydrogen fluoride is mixed into water a chemical reaction happens producing this hydrohalic acid.

The hydrofluoric acid chemical formula classifieds it has a weak acid in a family of many different fluoride acids. This inorganic mixture is only classified weak as its ability to dissociate. Acids are classified strong or weak by the fluoride ion’s ability to break the bond to the hydrogen ion. That’s deep into the heart of hydrofluoric acid on a molecular level far from knowing the dangers of contact with this acid.

Although hydrofluoric acid is weak compared with most other mineral family acids, it can produce serious health concerns and side effects by any route of exposure. These effects are due to the fluoride ion's aggressive, destructive deep penetration of tissues.

Many different avenues of exposure occur with different health effects experienced. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry states it is present in a variety of household over-the-counter products at concentrations generally ranging from 6% to 12%. These are some of the most common ways to either breathe or come in contact with this poisoning acid.

Skin contact exposures occur by cutaneous contact with the solution. The fluoride ion penetrates tissues deep that can cause both local cell and nerve destruction and systemic toxicity. In addition hydrogen fluoride is extremely irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes.

  • Flushing of eyes is mandatory
  • Burns are not visible often until 24-48 hours later
  • Carefully remove or cut any clothing contaminated
  • Wash any hydrogen fluoride from your skin with large amounts of water

Inhalation of the hydrogen fluoride in liquid or gas form should be treated with the upmost importance. Swallowing only a small amount of highly concentrated hydrogen fluoride will affect major internal organs and may be fatal.Breathing hydrogen fluoride can damage lung tissue and cause swelling and fluid accumulation in the lungs.

  • Fever & vomiting
  • Trouble breathing as throat swells shut
  • Severe internal body pain
  • Bluish lips and/or fingernails

Children are more vulnerable to toxicants absorbed through the skin because of their relatively larger surface area to the body weight ratio. In all aspects immediate medical attention should be sought.

With the above stated facts about the danger of exposure to this highly corrosive compound, this is no chemical to tread lightly with. That is why Super Iron Out vows to never include this toxic in any of our rust removers. Many competitors include this in their rust removal products because of the cleaning power it has. Super Iron Out is committed to the health and well-being of all of their customers and wishes to inform on the dangers of exposure. Please use extreme caution if any exposure is ever experienced to this chemical toxic solution.


Testimonial: Jane L.

We had a high priced well water treatment system, which became too costly to maintain and iron was still present anyway causing rust stains so, we disconnected the system. We now have a major iron problem---red basins, orange tubs & sinks, dirty looking dishes, etc. We tried using a lot of elbow grease with various cleaning products which claim to remove rust stains---none worked to our satisfaction, not even close.

I saw the powder form of Super Iron Out Rust Stain Remover in the grocery store and decided to give it a try. I followed the directions in cleaning one of our toilets. It didn't work as well as I had hoped, but I used it in our second bathroom. I decided to let it set a little longer. In doing so, I fell asleep. A few hours later, when I awoke, the toilet and tank were clean and I didn't have to do any scrubbing. AMAZING! I now use the powder form of Super Iron Out for any large jobs and the easy liquid spray form for any touch-up jobs.

I have been looking for the Super Iron Out Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner tablets WITHOUT SUCCESS. I can't wait to try them too!
by: Jane L
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Testimonial by: Linda C.

Started to get rust stains in the shower and toilets, about six months ago. I tried everything and nothing worked to clean them.

I did some further research on the internet and your product Super Iron Out came up.

Went to Lowes and purchased the spray, came home and sprayed in toilets and tanks and the rust stains just melted away. I couldn't be more happier. I've cleaned the shower with it as well.

I picked up the powder and put it in the water softener, it clean the rust right out of the in-coming water.

So many uses for the powder... I have also put it in the dishwasher and washing machine to remove rust stains.

Great product, thank you.

by: Linda C.

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Testimonial by: Debbie S.

I have fought hard water and rust stains forever. I have spent tons of money on products that just would not work. The only thing that would work was a product in which you needed to open doors, windows, and turn on the exhaust fan and scrub, scrub, scrub. I bought Super Iron Out Spray, sprayed it on the tub and within minutes the stains disappeared. You have a life time customer for and thank you for making a product that works and makes my life easier. I cannot say enough good things about this product. I am very impressed and so very grateful to say the least. by: Debbie Spearman


Testimonial by: Colleen V.

You have a wonderful product in Super Iron Out, I don't know what your product is made of, but it instantly dissolved the rust stains in both of our toilet bowls caused from a continuous water leak. One rust stain was quite bad, as we had gone away on vacation for 2.5 weeks!!! It worked much better than CLR as you don't have to do any scrubbing to remove the stain, just pour the powder and on, it seems to magically cling to the side of the toilet bowl and erase the stain. So glad I found out about Super Iron Out, which I found by doing an internet search on how to remove rust stains from toilet bowls. I think I saw it on eHow.
by: Colleen Votour

Most Common Areas for Rust Stain


Once you have figured out how to remove rust, you may be ready to tackle all the rust around your house. Before you go tearing the place apart looking for rust here and there, perhaps you can check out these five most common areas for rust stain.

  • Bathtub or Sink – The bathtub or sink is probably the first place people notice rust stains at home. This is most common on a porcelain product, but it can occur on so-called “stainless” steel. The rust usually occurs when the faucet drips onto the same place repeatedly. Remove Rust Stains in Bathroom Sink
  • Toilet – Sometimes toilet rings are not the sign of a dirty toilet, they are simply caused by hard water or water with a high rust content. Ignoring this problem will not make it go away; it will only get worse over time””especially on an older toilet.
  • Patio – A patio or other outdoor living area is a prime place for rust stains to occur. Rainwater or runoff can collect and after a while, it will lead to rust stains. It is important to remember that where rust occurs once, it will likely occur again in the future””unless you make changes with how the rain or water is dispersed.
  • Roof – One particularly difficult area to deal with rust damage is the roof. While you can clean the discoloration yourself, you want to make certain the roof is still structurally sound. If you don’t take care of the root of the problem, you could wind up with a leaky roof or an even worse problem.
  • Fireplace – A fireplace is, unfortunately, a space that is susceptible to leaks and runoff. This can cause rust stains both inside and outside the home. Regularly checking for rust both inside of your fireplace and outside (near the cap) is important.

Every home or structure is different and there are certainly other areas you may find rust stain. The most important thing is to take advantage of the right rust removal product (like Super Iron Out) so that you can get rid of the rust before it gets out of control. After all, rust spreads quickly, so the best way to prevent a major problem is by acting on problems right away. Super Iron Out makes it easy to remove rust and keep your house clean.


Testimonial: by: Debbie Spearman

I have fought hard water stains & rust stains forever. I have spent tons of money on products that just would not work. The only thing that would work was a product that you had to open doors, windows, and turn on the exhaust fan and scrub, scrub, scrub. I bought the Super Iron Out Spray, sprayed it on the rust stained tub and within minutes the stains started to disappear. You have a life time customer and thank you for making a product that works and makes my life easier. I cannot say enough good things about this product. I am very impressed and so very grateful to say the least.
by: Debbie Spearman

Testimonial by: Heather Andrick

LOVE Super Iron Out!!! I no longer bleach our whites, just let them soak in Super Iron Out for a bit, add laundry soap, wash as usual and enjoy sparkly white duds! We also put Super Iron Out in the water softener, between bags of salt. Did I mention I LOVE this stuff?!! :-)
by: Heather Andrick

Testimonial by: Fritz L.

5a6ba014b4a645438b742c5eefe4cf0d-0075EDII have a lot of iron in my water at our resort of 22 unites. I use Super Iron Out to clean out the water tank for the toilets. Remove the rust stains from sinks and showers in the cottages. It keeps my white towels white.

I used the new improved formula on a shower that has been occupied by a long term resident. The rust stains came off easily.

This will make spring cleaning a breeze.
by: Fritz Laeser

Testimonial by: Cindy S

My well water contains a lot of iron. My toilets and tub had become very rust stained. I used the Super Iron Out and was absolutely amazed. I didn't have to scrub excessively or repeat the process over and over like with other brands. I will now only purchase Super Iron Out!
by: Cindy Sypulski