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Discoloured tap

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Hi all
I used some grout colour restorer on my tiles last night and I woke up this morning to find our new bath tap has developed discolouration from the residue dropping on to it.   I have tried lots of different solutions to clean this off including white vinegar but nothing seems to shift it.

Does anyone have any ideas of what this might be and how it could be shifted. I have attached a couple of photos. 
Thanks!




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  • edited 6 August at 7:42AM
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    edited 6 August at 7:42AM
    It looks like it's stripped some of the chrome coating and you're looking through at the brass of the tap body.  
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    I agree with @Doozergirl
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    Is it rough to the touch, has it eaten into the chrome surface or on top of the surface? You could try some Viakal spray or Barkeepers friend to see if that shifts it but if it has eaten into the chrome then I'm afraid you're pretty much stuffed.
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    Looks like just some oxidisation to me. If so, just requires some gentle polishing.
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    neilmcl said:
    Is it rough to the touch, has it eaten into the chrome surface or on top of the surface? You could try some Viakal spray or Barkeepers friend to see if that shifts it but if it has eaten into the chrome then I'm afraid you're pretty much stuffed.
    It's actually smooth to the touch so it's very odd. I'm trying white vinegar now but not holding out much hope
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