Kaboom is awesome I ave been cleaning house and apartments for the last 25 years
I had heard about using the fume free oven cleaner on tubs but I didn't think it meant on fiberglass tubs so I was always too chicken to actually try it. Has anyone actually done this? I'd sure like to know.
I usually use Scrubbing Bubbles. Just spray it on and let it work while you clean up the rest of the countertops, sinks, etc. Then I take the Mr. Clean Magic Reach scrubber to it, rinse and it comes out pretty clean and shiny. The scrubber works pretty well on its own, but with the Scrubbing Bubbles it is a bit less elbow grease. (01/10/2007)
Thanks to the person who suggested using Mr Clean Magic Eraser. I tried all the other suggestions and this is the only one that worked. I most have tried 10-15 different cleaners and none worked. I even tried Fume Free Oven Cleaners. It worked OK but nothing like the Magic Eraser. Thanks again, you just saved me $150 because I was ready to replace the shower box. (02/21/2007)
I've used ELIMINATE Advanced Surface Care Shower Tub & Tile Cleaner for at least 10 yrs. Wonderful stuff. The container says it's biodegradable, & for some reason I thought it wouldn't hurt to breath the fumes? But I don't see that on the bottle. Anyway just spray it on, let it penetrate for 15 min then use the hot water out of my removable shower head to wash it down, and it worked really great, I did have to scrub sometimes. Unable to find it at the home supply store lately, I ran the web site at www.unelko.com & I guess I can order it online, they also have other cleaning solutions on this site.
By Judy Wells
I have a follow up question for those who have used fume-free oven cleaner to clean fiberglass tubs. How does the oven cleaner affect the finish on your tub's metal parts? I have a large fiberglass jacuzzi with stainless steel and chrome jets that I fear will be damaged by the oven cleaner. Any experience? Thank you. (03/20/2007)
Thanks for all the info. I just had a fiberglass shower
pan installed with a chrome drain. I was worried the caustic cleaners would mar the finish.
Looks like Kaboom or fume free oven cleaner is a good choice. (03/25/2007)
I just found the solution. It's Soft Scrub Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser with a Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scour Pad (The kind without the sponge on the back). Foam it on and let it sit only 2 minutes and scour it off. Very little "elbow grease" is needed. Never simpler! Then I put on a really good car wax, except on the bottom of the tub (I use Stop Wax) and you are good to go! (06/18/2007)
ELIMINATE Advanced Surface Care Shower Tub & Tile Cleaner - I can't find this product anywhere on the net - where do you purchase it? (11/06/2007)
The best product I've used to date is Soft Scrub. Works great with a small amount of elbow grease. Rinses off easily with water. (11/16/2007)
By the cleaning guy
My ivory fiberglass tub is discoloring to a yellow on the bottom four inches. We are on well water and it is very hard and sulfur smelling. I can't even get the hard water marks off the ring where the water sits in the toilet. I can not get the works product it must be from the USA. Any other suggestions? thanks (12/17/2007)
To remove body oils and soap scum, use Dawn Dish Soap. As the commercials shows they use it to remove oil from birds caught in oil slicks, well it works great in the bathtub and shower.
If you really have a BAD build up, use Dawn and Magic Eraser. I once cleaned a tub in a rental house and thought that there was NO HOPE of getting the tub clean, but Dawn and Magic Eraser did the trick. (01/18/2008)
WARNING about The Works (either one). I used The Works on my old white laminate counter top and a newer fiberglass tub surround. I have hard water & The Works really got it looking clean and new. However, after a about a year or two the cleaner had removed all of the protective coating on both surfaces. In the end, even shampoo would stain my tub. Everything was absorbed into the surfaces after using The Works for a while and it ended up worse.
I only recommend using The Works if you're going to replace a surface in a year. The Works is GREAT ON TILE AND CERAMIC surfaces! Not good for laminates or fiberglass finishes though. (03/18/2008)
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