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Grey Stains In Bathtub?

We have hard water where I live. My bathtub is white, but for some reason, it is getting grey stains on it. I have tried every product that I can think of, none of them has helped remove the stain. I filled the bathtub and put a full bottle of bleach (4 litres) in the water hoping this would help, and left it overnight.

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It did nothing. Is there anyone who could please help me. Thanking you in advance.

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By angel (Guest Post)
April 17, 20081 found this helpful
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I used a pumice stone and scrubbed it and it worked pretty well.

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By Billy (Guest Post)
April 16, 20080 found this helpful

Try swimming pool chlorine. Make a paste, put it on and leave till dry. Hope it will do the job. gbilly AT ananzi.co.za

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April 16, 20080 found this helpful

I get the same thing and I've used a product called Grease Lightning, works pretty good.

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April 16, 20080 found this helpful

After searching a few websites, I learned you can use a mixture of peroxide and cream of tartar to make a paste and scrub over the area with a toothbrush.

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Also, you can mix fresh lemon and vinegar together and wipe over the area or place a cloth dipped in the solution over the stain.

If you see any improvements, but not enough; then I would suggest reapplying.

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April 17, 20080 found this helpful

This could be a combination of soap film and hard water residue. If vinegar doesn't work, try CLR, as that will remove most kinds of hard water buildup.

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By Ann (Guest Post)
April 18, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you so much for all the great information.
You all are the best.....

Ann

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By Sarah (Guest Post)
April 18, 20080 found this helpful

I buy a thick toilet bowl cleaner with bleach and let it sit on the enamel for about an hour. When I rinse it off, it is sparkling white again. I have an antique clawfoot tub, so it might be a different finish. Be sure to do a spot test.

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaner works great in tubs and showers as long as its not a stone one. Squirt it on and use a flat scrub brush to spread and cover entire surface. If you do not cover entire surface you will have clean streaks.

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Let sit for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water. No scrubbing involved at all. I have been cleaning homes for 25 plus years and this secret ingredient works wonders. Owners are amazed and say they haven't seen it that shiny clean in years.

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Anonymous
February 5, 20160 found this helpful

the only thing you can do is what I'm going right this minute is. sitting on my sons kiddie stool and using a pie slicer or paint scraper or a box cutter to literally scrape it off. tilex kaboom none of those products will penetrate. I found this out when I used my fingernail to see. I took my shower doors off I have a mask on because its a chalk white powder that comes off and it working very good just make sure to turn the pie slicer backwards I have a square one works very well.

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good luck

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Anonymous
January 15, 20190 found this helpful

bleach actually SETS brown and gray stains. I quit using it in my laundry.. no more stains.

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June 14, 20191 found this helpful

Magic erasers by mr. clean works great.

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August 14, 20190 found this helpful

Bar keepers friend safe for the environment and inexpensive use the powdered form

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