Once used to create disco clothes, polyester is a strong, durable fabric that holds its shape even after some wear and tear. While commonly use for clothing, polyester is also used on everything from linen to curtains. When rust stains find their way to your polyester item, it may appear to be a hopeless cause. However, rust stains are simple to remove with a little know-how and the right materials--plus, you have several method options. Armed with this information, there will be no keeping you from tearing up the dance floor at the local disco when Saturday night rolls around.
Lay the item flat and sprinkle salt all over the stained area.
Squeeze lemon juice over the salt and allow it to sit for at least an hour before scrubbing the area with a clean cloth.
Brush away the salt and launder the item as usual. If the stain persists, repeat the process until the stain is gone before drying it.
Cut up two stalks of rhubarb into 1-inch pieces, and boil them in a gallon of water for five to 10 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes before placing the stained item into the solution.
Let the item soak for at least an hour before rinsing it under warm running water to check to see if the stain is gone.
Set the item back into the solution until the stain is no longer visible before laundering.
Mix cream of tartar and hot water into a thick paste.
Scrub the paste into the stain with a clean cloth until the stain is no longer visible.
Launder as usual.
Pour club soda onto the stain; allow it to soak for at least a half an hour.
Rinse the area with clean running water.
Launder as usual once the stain is gone.
Heat white vinegar in the microwave until it is hot.
Dip a clean cloth into the hot vinegar and apply it to the stain with a clean cloth or sponge.
Launder the item when the stain is removed.