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Moeller Stone Care has been cleaning, protecting, and caring for natural stone, ceramic and artificial stone for over 40 years. Our aim is to provide consistent, high-quality products, as well as acting as a support partner for specialist companies in their stone treatment.


  • Special cleaner for removing rust stains from all-natural and artificial stone surfaces.
  • For polished marble, travertine, and limestone.
  • Removes rust marks caused by central heating leaks, metal furniture, iron filings etc…


HMK® R179 is a special ready-to-use cleaner for use on all-natural and artificial stone surfaces that removes rust stains caused by metal furniture, central heating leaks, fertilizer with traces of iron, iron filings, etc… R179 contains special rust inhibitors that reduce future rust development. R179 is especially suitable for polished marble and limestone.


Important: Do not apply in direct sunlight or spray onto hot surfaces. R179 causes a chemical reaction during application and a violet color and distinctive odor may be noted. Ensure good ventilation when R179 is applied in enclosed areas.


Instructions: Spray R179 undiluted evenly and generously onto a cool and dry surface. Allow around 10-15 minutes for it to take effect but do not allow it to dry. Remove any residual R179 and clean the area with HMK® R155 Intensive Cleaner -acid-free- diluted 1:20 with clean water and work into the surface using a scrubbing brush, hand brush or suitable pad. Remove the dirty liquid and rinse the area thoroughly with clear water.
Stubborn or old rust stains may require additional treatments until they are completely removed After use, remove spray head from the bottle and rinse with water.
When using a wet vacuum with R155, we recommend that you add HMK® Z102 Defoamer to the water to regulate the amount of foam.


Coverage: About 40 to 50 sq.ft per bottle.


Warning: Chemical product. Contains surfactants, auxiliary agents, and organic sulfur bondings. Avoid eye/skin contact. If exposed, wash/flush with water and seek medical attention. Take appropriate safety precautions when dealing with corrosives. At all times wear suitable protective clothing (gloves, masks, boots, etc…). Keep out of the reach of children. See Material Safety Data Sheet for more detailed information.


Storage: Store in a cool dark place. Keep the lid tightly closed.


Testing: Always test the product in an inconspicuous area to evaluate suitability, coverage, and performance. Do not use the product in temperatures below 50 and above 80°F.


Limitation of liability: The liability of HMK® Moeller Stone Care and/or HMK Stone Care, Inc for defective products and any claims for damages whatsoever is limited to the purchase price of the products. HMK® Moeller Stone Care and/or HMK Stone Care, Inc shall not be liable for any consequential damages. No other warranty or representation is made or implied.

HMK® R179 RUST REMOVER For Soft Stone

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