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    • Jaguar Skills
    • By Jaguar Skills 15th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
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    Does anyone know how to rectify this?
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
    Does anyone know how to rectify this? 15th Jun 17 at 11:50 AM




    We have rust running off the metal part of the bathroom wall and also a build up of I am not sure what between the tiles?

    Any advice on how we can stop it/get rid of it/rectify it?

    We have tried bleaching and picking it off with a knife etc but seems to just take the mastic off which I don't want to do?
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 15th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    It looks like mould and limescale to me.
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    I can't quite make it out, but is that standard silicone sealant ? If it is, and bleach is doing no good, then the easiest thing is to remove it and apply fresh sealant - a mould-resistant one designed specifically for bathrooms. It's not diffifcult or expensive to do.
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    • phill99
    • By phill99 15th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
    Two things:


    The brown/tan coloured stuff IS NOT rust. Sorry to say it's actually your body fat. The oils off of your skin get washed off with soap and for some bizarre reason get attracted to grout. You need to mix bleach with bicarb into a paste. Apply the paste to the discoloured area, leave for a couple of hours then gently scrub with a nail brush while rinsing off.






    The black mould is in the silicon. The best thing to do is get it remasticed.
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    • Jaguar Skills
    • By Jaguar Skills 15th Jun 17, 2:06 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 2:06 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 2:06 PM
    Thanks everyone.

    Phill I thought your original post was going to be a sarcastic one!

    Thanks for the tip. Do you know how much paste to bicarb is required?
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