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does anyone have a home made cleanser recipe that will get our tub and shower clean without scratching the surface?
we're trying to find a cleanser that we can use in our bathtub/shower that won't scratch the (plastic? or fiberglass?)surface (it's one of those 3 piece tub surrounds). i've found a lot of different cleanser recipes, but none mention this specific purpose.
-- dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2001
Vinegar will get the lime off easily. It will clean a bathtub, sink, and toilet. Baking soda works out well. Use a non-abrasive scrubbie.
-- Cindy (email@example.com), January 11, 2001.
Try Baking soda. It will safely clean these surfaces and is recommended by the manufactures. I use it all the time. It requires a little more elbow grease but it is non-toxic and friendly to septic systems.
-- Cheryl (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2001.
We have wiped the tub with vinegar, then worked baking soda into it to start a reaction. Worked like "scrubbing bubbles". Also have used vinegar or baking soda by themselves. When I was a 20 something bachelor, I used straight Coca Cola (high in acids) or toothpaste (low abraisive, high polish effect) to clean the tub and sinks.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), January 11, 2001.
The vinegar works better if it is heated first. Spray warm vinegar, let sit for 15 minutes, then scrub with scrubber sponge.
-- Earthmama (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2001.
I use baking soda and vinegar also. It works for just about anything. If you have stains use lemon and then the baking soda or borax works well. I freshen my drains with 1/4 c. baking soda and 1 c. vinegar. Just pour in and let foam, flushing with warm water afer 5-10 mins. One more thing, i got a deal on some cases of Bon Ami and it is non-abrasive and works very well. I got a deal, otherwise i just make my own. SM
-- Shau Marie in WI (email@example.com), January 11, 2001.
Shocked, discusted, or amused, here goes: uric acid. Helps to eliminate athelete's foot fungus, too!
-- Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2001.
Kathy, Uric acid? It must be Uric......it sure ain't Myic!!! John
-- John in S. IN (email@example.com), January 14, 2001.