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Gray Spots On Tub

Our bathtub is an older, porcelain style tub. We have very hard water in our town and we do not have a softener. Now the tub has developed some gray looking spots on the bottom and I have no idea how to get rid of them.

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I have used everything from bleach to CLR (calcium lime rust) cleaner advertised by Paul Harvey. The CLR may have made just a slight difference, but only after I let it sit for a while and it wasn't nearly enough of a difference.

Does anyone know of anything that REALLY works on spots like that? I am thinking they are just soap scum and hard water deposits, but I guess I'm not really sure. Any suggestions?

Robin

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April 21, 20050 found this helpful

Try Lime Away. Also, I read a tip in The Complete Tightwad Gazette last night about lemons and....I think it was baking soda....applied to a rough-surface tub that would not get clean any other way. I can check it again for you if you do not have a copy. I HIGHLY recommend this book, it's already saved me tons of money.

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By Guest (Guest Post)
April 21, 20050 found this helpful

I have the same problem. I make a thick paste with baking soda and water.

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It takes a little elbow grease, but I have always got the spots to come off.

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By Jen (Guest Post)
April 21, 20050 found this helpful

two words: pumice stone. I bought a plumber's friend pumice stone, and it cleaned all of the mortar rasidue, rust stains, and hard water stains out of my tub and toilets. It was a $2.99 miracle worker for my bathrooms.

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By Teri (Guest Post)
April 22, 20050 found this helpful

Try making a paste of lemon juice and cream of tarter. Place on the tub and let sit overnight. In the morning, just rinse away and the spots should be gone.

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April 23, 20050 found this helpful

Try Barkeepers Friend, it works on everything here and we have very hard water, Good luck

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By Guest (Guest Post)
April 23, 20050 found this helpful

Try using a Magic Eraser (either Mr Clean or generic). Our tub had the finish damaged (before we moved here) and this is the only thing that works for me.

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