How To Remove Rust From Stainless Steel With Inoxiclean

    It seems wrong to think of stainless steel rusting, but obviously it does. In this article we show you how to remove the rust from stainless steel with the Inoxiclean Restore products. Once you have achieved your high quality finish on stainless steel, it makes sense to enhance the finish that little bit more. Whether it be applying a protective layer, or simply removing polishing residue and contaminants, the InoxiClean range allows you to do all this and more.

    Alternatively, do you need to restore some tired looking stainless steel back to its former glory? We can do that too…

    Inoxiclean RestoreInoxiclean Restore is 100% biodegradable meaning it is safe for use in industrial kitchens and public spaces.

    Stainless steel rusts. In certain environments, such as in swimming pools or in coastal areas this is a lot harder to prevent. Inoxiclean Restore is your solution.

    In general, rust occurs because oxygen cannot get to the surface of the stainless steel meaning a new chromium layer cannot form. Using Inoxiclean Restore in a regular maintenance program will protect your stainless steel. And extend the lifespan of your stainless steel.

    Flash Rust on Stainless Steel

    Flash rust is the most common type of rust found in a workshop. It occurs when free iron comes into contact with stainless steel. This is due to small steel particles coming into contact with the stainless steel and starting to oxidise.

    Mechanical Rust on Stainless Steel

    Inoxiclean restores stainless steel to its original finish. Prevents corrosion and contamination.

    Mechanical rust is also common within a workshop. Manufacturing stainless steel in ways such as welding, bending and cutting causes the stainless steel to become weaker. These weak points mean the natural passivation of the stainless steel is impeded.

    Chemical Rust on Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel in coastal areas, as touched upon earlier is suspectible to rusting and contamination damage. Sea water contains salt and causes localised damage and pitting on stainless steel such as on boat hand rails or coastal street furniture.

    Commonly seen on forecourt and car park bollards exhaust fumes are very aggressive. This build up of pollutants will cause rapid rusting if not treated regularly.

    How Does Restore Work?

    Inoxiclean Restore offers a simple three step process to remove rust and contamination.

    1. Begin by applying the Inoxiclean Restore to your workpiece, ensuring that all the contamination is covered and leave for a few minutes
    2. Gently aggitate the surface using a non-abrasive tex pad, this allows the Restore to get to work
    3. Finally, use a clean, microfibre cloth to wipe away the Inoxiclean Restore and the orignal finish to your stainless steel will be renewed
    Inoxiclean Restore removes rust, tea staining and contamination from stainless steel, taking the stainless steel back to its original finish.

    Food Safe

    Inoxiclean Restore is 100% biodegradable meaning that it is safe for use in food preparation areas such as industrial kitchens as well as public areas such as swimming pools.

    Once you have removed the rust. Use Inoxiclean Spray as a part of your regular stainless steel maintenance program.

    Inoxiclean Sprays will prevent rust and restore your stainless steel before it is too late. SPIC Spray leaves a fine protective film layer on the surface of your metal. Continue with a regular maintenance program to extend the life of your stainless steel.

    Inoxiclean Spray for Stainless Steel. Cleans and applies a protective layer to your stainless steel preventing grease and finger prints.

    Inoxiclean Spray (Part No. SPIC)

    A stainless steel spray cleaner used to remove fingerprints and grease marks from brushed stainless steel. Inoxiclean Sprayleaves a protective film on your workpiece. Use on laminated plastics and ceramic tiles to clean and remove blemishes.

    How To Use:

    Shake can well before use and apply on your workpiece (approx 15cm away). Wipe off the Inoxiclean immediately using a clean fine microfibre cloth to ensure a smooth finish.


    1. Excellent cleansing properties
    2. Neutral fragrance
    3. Provides a protective film to prevent new blemishes and fingerprints

    Inoxiclean Foamic (Part No. FOAMIC)Inoxiclean Foam cleans mirror polished stainless steel enhancing a high quality finish.

    Cleans contaminants off the surface of mirror polished stainless steel. Removing dirt and finger prints without damaging and scratching the polished surface.

    How To Use: Shake can well before use. Spray on to your mirror polished stainless steel. Allow the foam to form. Wipe away using a clean microfibre cloth to ensure you do not scratch the surface.


    1. Adds a final finishing touch to your mirror polished stainless steel
    2. Fast action product, removing dirt and finger prints leaving a streak free finish

    Vienna Chalk (Part No. PV/103)Inoxiclean chalk removes polishing grease and residue from stainless steel.

    A cleansing chalk to remove polising residue and grease from your stainless steel

    Sprinkle generously on to your stainless steel whilst the surface is still warm. Wipe away using a soft microfibre cloth to remove polishing residue without scratching the surface.


    1. Removes polishing grease quickly and simply
    2. Doesn’t effect the final finish once the polishing residue has been removed