Is Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner recommended for removing rust?
No. Rust is an alkaline soil created by the corrosion and oxidation of iron in metals. Simple Green is an alkaline aqueous-based cleaner and, as such, is not the best choice for removing rust. Alkaline soils typically require acidic solutions to effectively remove them.
How can I still use Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner to clean but also address rusting or metals corrosion?
Whether an aqueous-based product, chlorinated solvent, caustic or citrus type cleaner is used, the cleaned metal will begin to oxidize or rust. Many factors, including time, temperature, humidity and type of metal influence the rate of oxidation. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner
is an aqueous-based cleaner. When bare metal is cleaned and degreased, all barrier coatings (i.e. oil, grease, lubricants, cutting oils, etc.) are removed. If a rust inhibitor or protectant spray is required, please call 800-228-0709 for more information. A word of caution: when adding foreign materials into Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner
, be aware that toxicity, biodegradability and sewer ability issues need to be addressed by the additive manufacturer.