How do I get build up mineral deposits out of the bottom of my bathtub

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It is a thick layer of minerals that have build up inside my bathtub for years

q how do i get build up mineral deposits out of the bottom of my bathtub
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  • Sue Brettell Sue Brettell on Oct 13, 2018

    Vinegar and water. Let it soak. Should remove minerals.

  • Have you tried something like CLR cleaner?

  • Gk Gk on Oct 13, 2018

    You can use Lime A-way. What is your tub made from--read directions to make sure you can use things on your type of tub.

  • Sco5327988 Sco5327988 on Oct 14, 2018

    IRON OUTmakes a shower cleaner that is amazing. We have iron in our water, so my showers get easily stained. I spray Iron out on a mister clean sponge and wipe the discoloration away.

    CLR, Kaboom, etc. did not work.

    Good luck.

  • Ginny Mullins-Lacefield Ginny Mullins-Lacefield on Oct 14, 2018

    Wet and Forget works great. Will have to use it a few times but works!

  • Helene O'Brien Helene O'Brien on Oct 14, 2018

    My sons tub was black . Kids.... I poured bleach in and filled tub with hot water above grime line. Let sit for an our. Went back and it was clean. If any revue was left, a little swipe and it was gone.

  • Nancy Nancy on Oct 14, 2018

    It's alot of work but a paste of cream of tartar and a clean cloth will remove it. Good luck.

  • Woo32614071 Woo32614071 on Oct 14, 2018

    Try the magic sponge brilliant and easy I used it on hotel rooms as a housekeeper

    good luck

  • Ruth Ann Collins Ruth Ann Collins on Oct 14, 2018

    Kaboom it off

  • Sandra Lewis Sandra Lewis on Oct 14, 2018

    Cover stain with Coca-Cola. Let sit for a while. All the stain will come off. Good for toilet bowls too.

  • Lisa Lisa on Oct 14, 2018

    "It Works" tiolet bowl cleaner, safe on all surfaces. Put on let it sit then rinse well. No scrubbing required. Make sure you open a window & if deposits are bad enough such as rust it will actually smoke. Use a mask & gloves.

  • Janet Mahaffey Janet Mahaffey on Oct 14, 2018

    Believe it or not, I use a mixture of either baking soda and peroxide, or baking soda and lemon juice. Mix and if you want, put it in a spray bottle and spray. Leave it soak for 30 minutes or ling (depending on the size of the stain) This has always worked wonders for me!!

  • Joyce Fuhrman Joyce Fuhrman on Oct 14, 2018

    I cleaned my 65 year old tub and sink yesterday using Bar Keepers Friend (found in the isle near Cleanser). For years I have tried all kinds of things and my tub and sink just didn't get much better. I scrubbed with Bar Keepers Friend and the tub and sink turned WHITE! I am very happy with the results, but it did take a bit of work scrubbing. It is really worth a try.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 14, 2018

    Try a mixture of cola and toothpaste...let sit and remove with a toothbrush.

  • Jessie Jessie on Oct 16, 2018

    Try Gel Gloss, it's wax on, wipe off. It will clean and remove stains, plus leave it shiny and new looking.

  • Izz14814376 Izz14814376 on Apr 03, 2021

    Lay papertowels over the area and wet down with white vinegar and let it set overnight or longer .( spray occassionally to keep it moist) Then ,if neccesary ,scrub with a scotchbrite pad or pumice. I've done this for 20+ years when I used to clean headstones. Always comes off with minimal effort. Then finish by spraying Original Rainx on a dry tub(or whatever gets alkali on it) and buffing it out with a papertowel. It helps shed the water and if any alkali does start building up, it is MUCH easier to clean thereafter.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 24, 2021

    Hi BJ: Vinegar is good for removing mineral deposits. Soak some paper towels in vinegar and place them on the stains overnight. In the morning, you should be able to wipe it off.


    Good luck