What can I use to get rid of lime build up?

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 19, 2017
    Vinegar is the best solution for lime. Add a couple cups and let it set over night. It should remove most if not all the lime. Scrub and reapply more vinegar if needed.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 19, 2017
    where is the buildup?

    • Suzy Suzy on Dec 19, 2017
      It is above the water in the bowl of my toilet, and the toilet is black.

  • Amanda Amanda on Dec 19, 2017
    Hi Suzy. CLR works great. You also try making a paste from vinegar and baking soda. Scrub it on and let it sit for about 10 minutes then rinse off. If you are trying to remove it from a faucet put vinegar in a plastic bag and use a rubber band to hold it on. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then use a old tooth brush to scrub it off. Then rinse. Good Luck!

    Make sure you wear rubber gloves. Your best bet is called lime away. you can find it just about anywhere. And a whole lot of elbow grease. Can't stress enough to wear rubber gloves, it will burn your skin

  • Susan Massey Susan Massey on Dec 19, 2017
    I use a silver plastic bottle of CLR (Wal-Mart or grocery store). It works great on Calcium, Lime or Rust.

  • FL FL on Dec 19, 2017
    Adding to what Leonora said above, on pieces that can't be soaked you can wring out a cloth or rag lightly in vinegar and lay it on the surface or wrap it around the item (like a faucet for e)xample).

  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Dec 19, 2017

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 19, 2017
    Something as simple as vinegar can work on the showerhead and there’s more professional solutions like CLR or Lime away that work, but you need to be sure the professional strength chemicals is not too strong ( could damage) for the area you want to treat Like nonporus surfaces. Read the label carefully.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 19, 2017
    Make a solution of baking soda and white vinegar into a paste,apply and let sit