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OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???

Last post Apr 27, 2007 11:10 AM by dutchmom4MI . 9 replies.


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  • OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    I have tried everything on the market. I have tried baking soda and peroxide, etc. The bathtub is definitely clean, but no shine so it looks sort of dirty. Maybe it's just too old and the shine will never come back.

    Anybody have any suggestions?

    Barb
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    I bought a new sink back in november for the kitchen. It is a bone colored fiberglass sink. The instructions suggested to polish with car wax to keep the shine every few months. I haven't tried it yet.
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    Maybe some of these will help you.
    For those really stubborn bathtub stains/rings use carburetor cleaner. You can buy it from any Auto Parts store (and Wal-mart) for a few bucks and it saves a lot of time. Just spray it on (be sure your bathroom fan is on or a window is open for ventilation) and wipe off immediately. Repeat if first application isn't 100% successful. Jessica Evans, VA



    Use any shampoo on a wet cloth and wipe the tub or sink clean. Do not use shampoo with conditioner added. Diane Ball, MO



    For soap scum in the tub or shower, I've found that "Greased Lightening" works wonders! It can be bought at Lowe's or Wal-Mart. Just spray on, leave set for about 10 min., then wipe off with a sponge or rag. This is a wonderful cleaner for other areas of the house too!Heather R., OH


    To remove soap scum from tub use Mr. Clean Vanishing sponge with Dawn dishwashing liquid and you don't scrub just wipe across and its unbelievable you haft to see it for yourself. Jaime Mitchell, MO



    A used dryer sheet is good for cleaning your bathroom sink and tub. Just get it wet and clean away. It also leaves a nice shine. It also takes away that ring around the tub! Tyronza Long, LA & Linda Brown, MI



    For bath tubs simply use oven-cleaning spray. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Be sure to use the oven spray that is unscented and be sure to ventilate the room while cleaning (the fumes are toxic.) RB, Arkansas





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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    Extra Shine: Windex makes your bathtub, faucets, and sink shine after cleaning them. Just spray it on and wipe off with a soft towel or paper towel for a beautiful shine. Corrina, TX

    Faucets: To make your faucets look brand new. Get a tube of V-05 hair oil and rub it on the faucets with a towel. Then buff to a perfect shine. Allison, IO

    Glass: After you clean the glass, spray regular Pledge on and buff lightly. The water rolls right off and you don't have to clean the glass as often. Robbi, WA

    Hair Spray: Use warm pure white vinegar to clean hair spray off your bathroom floor. Mary Ann Booms


    Metal: Put shaving cream on faucets and other metal items in your bathroom and you will be delighted with the shine. Jean Cox, MC



    To make chrome faucets (or any chrome fixture) really sparkle and shine wipe them down with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Suzanne Tindall, MO


    Mildew/Mold: Mix two tablespoons of dish detergent and one pint of bleach in a spray bottle. Spray it on the area in question and the mold or mildew will disappear and not come back for a while. It can also be sprayed on tubs, showers when camping, and on the north side of the house where the green mold likes to grow from not enough sunlight. Jeanne, VA
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    Well, thanks for all the responses. I will try them. I really think this is probably a long-standing "scum" problem. The tub is actually about 40 yrs old, sea green porcelain. I'll let you know eventually what, if anything, worked.

    I know it's clean, but get embarassed when we have guests and the tub is not shiny.

    Barb
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???

    Barb,
    After reading this thread, I pulled out one of my Mr Clean Erasers and a bottle of Dawn dish detergent. It works!

    I have an old tub that I've used so many things to clean that scum.

    Vicki
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???

    By the way, wax is never recommended for tubs and showers.... too slippery.



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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    I used to have a 40 yr. old tub which was horrible. Not only scummy but was orange from rust in the water. The people who owned it before us had run the hose of the washer over to the tub and let out the water that way. Anyway I used cleaner that is supposed to be used to clean swimming pools. fill the tub, add a lot of powdered cleaner and let sit for awhile. It didn't shine as all the finish was gone but got rid of the scum, etc.
    We finally tore the tub out and added a stand up shower instead. Good luck.
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???
    Thanks Vicki==I have Mr. Clean and will try it with Palmolive which is what I have. If it doesnt work with the Palmolive, I'll get some Dawn.

    Thanks all.

    Barb
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  • RE: OT --- CAN YOU HELP ME GET THE SHINE BACK ON MY BATHTUB???

    Barb,
    Please let me know if it works for you.

    Vicki
    :)

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