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Old 09-30-2013, 04:47 AM
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son bought a house with an upstairs bath tub that has bad scum in it. was used as a kids bath.
I dont know if the tub is pvc or acrylic. It must be bad, he says he used a putty knife on some of it!!!
any suggestions? clr? kerosene? soft scrub
other?
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:59 AM
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Sno-bowl.

Either that or start locking your door at night. If the scum can't get into the house they sure as hell can't take a bath there.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:09 AM
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Vote them out of office
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:24 AM
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Tell her to get out of the tub!
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Our water is beyond hard and even with a softener, the soap scum builds up pretty quick on the glass and chrome in the shower. Found this recipe for soap scum killer on the web and it works pretty good. Given your description, you may want to mix up a yard sprayer full.

Dawn dish soap and white vinegar. 1:1 ratio. Warm the vinegar in the microwave and then mix the two in a spray bottle. Shake gently. Make sure you use the Blue Dawn. Spray it on and let it sit for a few hours and then wipe it off with a sponge and water.
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grease lighting for sure.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:53 AM
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Easy off oven cleaner in the BLUE CAN.

Spray it on let it sit for hours.

Friend with rental properties told me this it works.

Phosphoric acid is the ingredient that cuts soap scum iirc.
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Tilex mold&mildew cleaner,just spray on wait for bout half hour and hose off.
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Magic eraser and it won't hurt finish. Spray with scrubbing bubbles and use eraser works every time in my rentals
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Scrubby Bubbles Foam
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
son bought a house with an upstairs bath tub that has bad scum in it. was used as a kids bath.
I dont know if the tub is pvc or acrylic. It must be bad, he says he used a putty knife on some of it!!!
any suggestions? clr? kerosene? soft scrub
other?
Thanks
Soft scrub with a coarse brush.
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It's the hard water--

Get a water treatment system and the n clean it, that will remove it
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:12 PM
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easy off blue can.
zep mold/stain remover at HD.
CLR for the lime/hard water.
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