How do I clean an acrylic bathtub's 'water line' without scratching?


I use a non-scratch cleaner but it does not remove the "shadow" at the water line. Is there a solution that will make my tub sparkle all over as it did when new?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 05, 2018

    Hi Gayle,

    It sounds like you have a mineral deposit on that line. If that's what it is, create a paste with baking soda and water. Rub it onto the line, then spray it with a mix of 50% water & 50% vinegar. Let that soak a while then rinse. Polish with a soft cloth and it should shine. Wishing you the best.

  • Tere Tere on Nov 05, 2018

    Gently scrub the tub w/soft scrub, dry everything completely then apply this. It's magnificent!

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    • Tere Tere on Nov 11, 2018

      So sorry Gayle.The pic starts out huge then as soon as I click " Answer " it gets reduced to mini size :( The product is called The Original Gel - Gloss Kitchen and Bath Polish. It's available on Amazon. The other " tiny pic " was simply the bottle of Soft Scrub I used first to clean the tub, before applying the Gel Gloss.

  • Hi Gayle, we have the same kind of tub. I find that vinegar works the best, but here's a post from the pros. Hope it helps!

    • Gayle Gayle on Nov 05, 2018

      Thanks, Kim. I will follow the tips from the site you sent.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Nov 05, 2018

    I use non-diluted bleach on mine and it does great. Mine is cast iron but it might work for you.

    • Gayle Gayle on Nov 05, 2018

      Thanks, Zard. I miss my cast iron tub. Acrylics are trickier to clean.