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    • EndlessStruggle
    • By EndlessStruggle 9th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    Help! My bathtub is pink!
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
    Help! My bathtub is pink! 9th Jan 18 at 8:09 PM
    Help! I am not sure how I have done this but somehow my bath tub is pinky purple shade in places. I think it might be from a towel I drape over the side that is a light purple or could be from standing water. Not sure how it has happened really.

    Please can someone advise how I can attempt to remove these stains that won't be too harsh on the bath tub.

    Feel free to move if in the incorrect place
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 9th Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    What have you tried so far?
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 9th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
    Cif cream cleaner, a non scratch scrubber and a good strong arm
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    • EndlessStruggle
    • By EndlessStruggle 9th Jan 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:20 PM
    I thought it would wipe off so I tried a normal cleaning wipe and then realised I needed more than that so have held off and came straight here for advice
    • Rachel83
    • By Rachel83 9th Jan 18, 10:26 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:26 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:26 PM
    Bleach? Cif with a scrub?
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 9th Jan 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:58 PM
    I think it's probably also important for us to know what the bath is made of - enamel, acrylic?

    I've had success with stubborn stains by making a strong mixture of bio washing powder and soaking paper towels in it which I then lay on the stain and leave (a couple of hours should do it).

    But whatever you do, do a patch test on an inconspicuous area first.
    • EndlessStruggle
    • By EndlessStruggle 9th Jan 18, 11:11 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:11 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:11 PM
    Sorry it is like plastic so I would go with it being acrylic

    I will try the cif first as quite sensitive to bleach so that would be last resort
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 10th Jan 18, 1:57 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 1:57 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 1:57 PM
    If you mean you tried a disposable cleaning wipe, I'd try a proper cleaning cloth first. Disposable wipes are rubbish. Use something a bit scrubby like a non-scratch sponge and a standard bath cleaning product/soap/powder/cream.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 10th Jan 18, 2:38 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:38 PM
    Use some T Cut. Its what they use on cars to shine them. Very effective.
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    • missile
    • By missile 10th Jan 18, 3:19 PM
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    Go gently with scrubbing. This may cause scratch the surface of the bath.

    If it is your wet towel which has caused the stain, you may consider a towel rail.

    Hopefully the stain will disappear over time.
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