12:05PM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
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I have a chimney that the cap rusted on and stained my shingles. I have ashpalt shingles, light gray, and the rust is noticable. I tried CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust remover) with a brush (first diluted, then a full strength-but I was worried about corrosion), but so far am unable to get the rust off.
In addition, there is one spot where there is a black streaking down the shingles..any ideas on this?

Does anyone have any suggestions??? I really dont want to replace the shingles, as there is not damage, only discolor.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.



11:18AM | 06/04/07
Member Since: 06/03/07
2 lifetime posts

Did you find anything with the roof. I have the same problem and so far did not get anything.

Please let me know.

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03:02PM | 06/04/07
Member Since: 11/10/06
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Both of you are paying the price, That price is the cap material someone decided to go with when the cap was bought and installed !!

Stainless steel is a little more money at you get what was paid for !!

The rust cannot be removed. Don`t try, you may scratch it bald scrubbing.


05:01AM | 06/05/07
Member Since: 06/03/07
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I agree with the the wrong caping. But some contractor that is expert on cutting cost installed it.

That is why I and others have a problem. I found a contractor that wanted to power wash it with some type of chemical. I knew if he does this it would destroy the roof. So I need to get away from the expert contractors and handle it my self, I though this was a way to get help by posting the problem. Be a solution not a problem with the issue I and others are having.

I will hope someone have an idea on what to use.



02:34PM | 06/06/07
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
Been roofing almost 30 years,...

How old is the roof ?

Are you familiar with removing roof shingles ?

Can you walk the roof comfortably ?

You came to the right place, I wont steer ya wrong. By your answers I`ll be able to decide your course of action. I got a bag of tricks,....A photo would do wonders for me !!


04:22PM | 03/08/16
Nothing worked but this product that I got from Amazon.

Oxalic Acid 99% 2 lb bag C2H2O4

I tried vinegar, CLR, everything else. This product is a life saver. I already contemplated on replacing my roof shingles!
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