How can stains on fiberglass tubs be removed?
there are stains caused by a water well on the fiberglass tubs in a rental home that my son is renovating. Do any of you know how we can clean them?
These are a little old, but I have tried all these, none take the stains completely off mine. I have city water, but my mother had well water that had iron in it and she used snow bowl when it would get too bad, took every bit of the stains off. I tried that on mine, but didn't work. My stains are like from the outside in.The tub feels smooth, cleans good with the vinegar and dawn mixture but still has the stains in places.
Cut a fresh lemon. Spinkly baking soda on the lemon and use the lemon lime a sponge and squeeze and use the juice and baking soda. I just sprinkling the baking soda on the lemon and keep scrubbing. Then use hot wet rag to rinse. Great for soapscum. I also take green tea baths and the tea leaves the tub brown and this works great even if the tea has been on the tub for a while.
When we go into rentals with this problem we use two things. The Works, toilet bowl cleaner. We run a little water spray it on with a old spray nosel and turn in the fan and leave the room, don't get it on facets it will arc them or spot them. I carry a bottle for every rental I go in we also carry brushes to scrub. We leave it set for 30 minutes and then clean it, doesn't get it off reapply. No it is not natural and it is harsh cleaning. It isn't for everyday cleaning either. But it will work. I go into 2 to 3 rentals a day that are trashed beyond belief and regular cleaning doesn't touch it, the other thing we also use on tubs like this is oven cleaner. It is a non aerosol, we purchase it at Sam's in a three pack. It will remove heavy grease and other amazing things. We wear gloves that solvents can't penetrate And k chemical masks. Or your hands we peel the mask is because we are spraying the cleaners like crazy.
At Lows or Home Depot or any store like that get some Muriatic Acid comes in a gallon plastic jug wipe it on and rinse with soap and water do not use on metal but you can rinse it fast with soap and water like in the bathtub or sink but do not use in the washer unless you can rinse it fast, wipe on wash off it is not an all purpose cleaner.
I have tried so many things to get the orange iron stains out of my tub/shower, the only thing that at least lightened them was TSP from HD or Lowes.
Judy I use to live in the country and we were on a well also. I didn't know about it then but sometimes you use what you have to for a clean house!