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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi,

as most of you know have moved, and the shower tray has yukky mark round plughole, is sort of yellowish? any ideas for getting it off, don't want to damage the plughule (is stainless steel i think, tray is white.)
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  • cathy_3cathy_3 Forumite
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    bleach??

    if you dont want to use bleach put a plug in or bung up the hole
    then put a tablespoon of bicarb onto it add half mug of vinegar

    or use the peroxide mix I gave for cleaning the bath
  • wasn't sure if bleach would damage the plug hole. will give it a bash though.
  • mateyboymateyboy Forumite
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    Hi

    Ive got a plasic shower tray - and over the past few months, ive noticed I have yellow stains like scum in the grooves of the tray - Ive tried all the household cleaning bits and bobs but It wont shift it .

    has anybody got any suggestions

    Thanks
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  • GladGlad Forumite, Board Guide
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    if you can block up the outlet
    try filling the tray with water and a few steradent and leaving overnight

    or if not use an old toothbrush to brush on some thick bleach and leave for a while
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  • mateyboymateyboy Forumite
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    thanks for that ill have a go tonight
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  • elonaelona Forumite
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    Bleach is all right if it is a white shower tray but if not you are in trouble.

    I used a solution of white vinegar and water - heated it up in microwave then put it in spray bottle and sprayed the stains - left for 30 mins or longer then scubbed off residue with miracle cloth.(a cloth with little raised dots to reach crevices)

    It worked really well :):)
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  • WhitefiverWhitefiver Forumite
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    I find Astonish cream on one of those pads with green nylon type scourer attached works for me. Maybe not the first time, but after a couple of goes......

    I clean up after a shower, so rather than bend down, I use my foot on top of the pad to do the scrubbing! :P

    Also gets the water marks off the glass door too.

    Astonish may well be available in some of your local discount stores. Our "Home Bargains" has it at 85p, and lasts for ages.

    Very mildly abrasive, so take care on plastic bases.

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    I use bleach solution on my cream coloured bath
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  • TicklemouseTicklemouse Forumite
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    I have a pale cream shower tray with lots of little grooves that are hard to clean. I can't block my drain outlet, so I use old fashioned vim (with bleach) . Whilst the tray is still wet, I sprinkle it liberally around. Cos it's a powder, it stays put. I leave for as long as I can - overnight sometimes, then I scrub it with a dish brush. (No, not the one from the kitchen ;D ) Good rinse and it's clean. Also, it's easy to see the bits you've missed, so just sprinkle on them next time.
  • gotangotan Forumite
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    Part of my white plastic shower tray has gone pink. I do clean it but nothing gets the pink off - no, I don't dye my hair pink in the shower but can't vouch for what's in my aussie shampoo :D

    Have tried stardrops, bleach and ordinary cleaners which have no effect. It is starting to look seriously manky but I'm not wanting to replace it in the next few months due to other expenses. Can anyone help please?

    many thanks.
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