How do I get rust rings off my counter top?

United States
August 6, 2007 12:07pm CST
The other day a metal coffee can got left on my counter top overnight. And, that's the night, my sink faucet decided to start leaking. So, now I have a huge brownish red rust stain on my counter top. And, I have no idea how to get it off the surface. Does anyone know how to get rust stains off of counter top surfaces? Are those stains permanant? I haven't tried bleach on them yet, but I was wondering if that might work. Has anyone tried bleach on rust stains? Or, would that simply make them worse? Any tips or suggestions you might have to remedy this problem would be appreciated. Thanks!