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  • I've tried a variety of cleaning products to remove hard water stains from my tub and tiled walls. I am either not strong enough to use the required force, or they are simply not effective. I'm 70 years old, and my tub has a couple of years of accumulated hard water deposits. Can you make a recommendation?

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    Question by kcall
    06/04/2011

This is a request for more info: what have you tried, so no one recommends something that hasn't worked for you? Off the top of my head, I'd suggest CLR first.

Answer by christopher
06/04/2011

I'd suggest CLR first, but you might have already tried the obvious.

Answer by christopher
06/04/2011

I've tried CLR with some success at full strength. I need something a little stronger. I've used the common household stuff you buy in the grocery store as well, with no success at all.

Answer by kcall
06/04/2011

Visit your local commercial janitorial supply store. Household/consumer products might not be enough to dissolve the stains. Professional grade products might be in order.

Answer by gryhze
06/06/2011

Distilled white vinegar...The buildup is a combination of mineral salts(alkaline) and soap(alkaline).The acidic vinegar will break down both... Put it in a spray bottle, spray it on (a lot), let it sit over night. Hop in the shower the next morning with a scotch-brite or equivilant and scrub away. Repeat as necessary... Vinegar is the best all round household cleaner I've ever found (cheap + or - $3/gallon),safe (non-toxic) and versatile... Save your money and your health and the environment, and quit buying the toxic/expensive corporate chemical crap. Vinegar smells a little strong at first, but dissapates in minutes.

Answer by wyldr1
06/13/2011

Get a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and throw out all the chemicals. This is all you need. It will make your shower sparkle.

Answer by nancyj
01/28/2014

If you have accumulated a lot of soap scum in the tub over many years you'll have to leave the vinegar solution in the tub for a while. I'd suggest at least overnight. 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar and leave overnight, you shouldn't need to do any scrubbing.

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02/04/2014

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