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warmfuzzies

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2,264 posts

136 months

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So PH collective, aside from my other difficulties, I'm trying to remove some limescale from my shower.
Trouble is I had in the past treated it with Daryl shower protector, a liquid product that makes it easier to clean etc....
I'm now sure that the limescale has got underneath this stuff, and I can't shift it, I've tried the usual household limescale removers, and as recomended by Daryl T-Cut and other cleaners, but I can't get back to bare glass..

Any ideas?????

kevin

dilbert

7,738 posts

114 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
Reckon you need some of that "Sonic Boom" stuff. Whassit called now.......

Cillit, cillit, cillit, cillit bang, bang, bang, BANG!


And the dirt is gone!

Ace-T

5,699 posts

138 months

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I find that lberally covering the door with that cream cleaner (the cheap one from supermarkets that is a bit gritty) leaving it for about 15 mins then scrubbing with a pan scrubber (the green scourer one side and the sponge the other) does the job. Cheap too as you are not paying ridiculous amounts for named products. Doesn't wreck your glass either.

Ace-T

charlie sprout

76 posts

123 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
I use ordinary (not malted) vinegar in a plant sprayer bottle to clean our shower - works reallt well and is a LOT cheaper than de-scaler products.

puggit

32,937 posts

131 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
dilbert said:
Reckon you need some of that "Sonic Boom" stuff. Whassit called now.......

Cillit, cillit, cillit, cillit bang, bang, bang, BANG!


And the dirt is gone!
Dammit, beaten to it
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dilbert

7,738 posts

114 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
puggit said:

dilbert said:
Reckon you need some of that "Sonic Boom" stuff. Whassit called now.......

Cillit, cillit, cillit, cillit bang, bang, bang, BANG!


And the dirt is gone!

Dammit, beaten to it


Bang..... and the humor's out!

FunkyNige

5,375 posts

158 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
charlie sprout said:
I use ordinary (not malted) vinegar in a plant sprayer bottle to clean our shower - works reallt well and is a LOT cheaper than de-scaler products.


That's the best way

Prof Beard

6,599 posts

110 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
The absolutely best limescale remover I've ever found is Hagesan Blue - seems expensive but a bottle lasts for years. The reason it is so effective is that it is mostly phosphoric acid. As well as bathroom stuff I've used it to get limescale streaks off the outside of fishtanks - no marks to glass or damage to silicon.

Prof Beard

warmfuzzies

Original Poster:

2,264 posts

136 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
Cheers guys,

I've tried the vinegar before, its not up to the job, but Phosphoric acid....hmmm Autoglym wheel cleaner contains that, I wonder if that will work..

thanks.

kevin

D_Mike

5,301 posts

123 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
any acid will do. Don't go overboard with aqua regia or anything... be careful with spraying acid on metal taps/fittings and any granite or limestone you have... it will corrode the rock.

IvIark

1,238 posts

120 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
So talking about showers, has anyone got any tips for the best thing to use to get rid of hair blocking the pipe? The shower keeps overflowing!

Prof Beard

6,599 posts

110 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
IvIark said:
So talking about showers, has anyone got any tips for the best thing to use to get rid of hair blocking the pipe? The shower keeps overflowing!


Best thing is to stop the hair getting down there in the first place by using one of those hair trap thingies over the drain-hole!

Prof Beard (Prone to moulting!)

Roop

5,993 posts

167 months

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I used Wonder Wheels to great effect

speedychrissie

2,994 posts

122 months

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if you are able to get over to france then pop into a supermarket. you can get industrial strength hydrochloric acid in most places there.

but you cant bring it back into the uk so you will have to take your shower out with you

chris

theexcession

9,499 posts

133 months

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Thursday 25th August 2005 quote quote all
puggit said:

dilbert said:
Reckon you need some of that "Sonic Boom" stuff. Whassit called now.......

Cillit, cillit, cillit, cillit bang, bang, bang, BANG!


And the dirt is gone!

Dammit, beaten to it

double damnit - I so wanted t ocrack the Sonic Boom joke.

DJFish

4,155 posts

146 months

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theexcession

9,499 posts

133 months

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DJFish said:
Turn up the sound and click: www.luckykazoo.com/media/2005/03/cillit-bang-remix.html


that's funny

Wacky Racer

21,847 posts

130 months

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warmfuzzies

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2,264 posts

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Thanks for the heads up Prof, I've ordered some Hagesan Blue for about a fiver delivered for 500ml.

kevin

Prof Beard

6,599 posts

110 months

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warmfuzzies said:
Thanks for the heads up Prof, I've ordered some Hagesan Blue for about a fiver delivered for 500ml.

kevin


Hope it does the job for you. Following my message I was inspired to go and do the taps/sinks/baths in our bathrooms again - I applied it neat using a toothbrush, went an watched a bit of box, rinsed and scrubbed a bit, repeated the cycle and both basins and baths now look like new.

Prof Beard
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