What is the best home-made limescale remover?

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What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« on: 31/08/2007 09:44:35 »
Will vinegar dissolve limescale?

If it will, what could i use to mask the smell, so visitors do not think they have entered a fish and chip shop when visiting the little boys room?

Paul
« Last Edit: 14/11/2010 09:51:58 by chris »

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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #1 on: 13/09/2007 16:03:03 »
Hi Paul,

I mix a 50/50 solution of purified water and vinegar, then add enough scented essential oil or baking extract (like vanilla) to make it smell good in a spray bottle and spray it onto the scale.  Let sit for a few minutes, then remove with a plastic scrubber. 

Otherwise you can put some Coke on it for a few minutes and scrub it off.  Happy cleaning!

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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #2 on: 13/09/2007 16:11:41 »
Thank you, Donnah.

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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #3 on: 13/09/2007 19:17:53 »
Lemmon juice works too and will smell better than vinegar.
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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #4 on: 13/09/2007 19:24:00 »
Also diluted HCl is very good for it.

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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #5 on: 14/09/2007 04:42:58 »
Donnah,

The coke will not eat through the coating on bathtubs?
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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #6 on: 13/11/2010 03:39:29 »
It will if you leave it on too long.  10 minutes should do the trick without doing damage.
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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #7 on: 13/11/2010 21:36:22 »
3 yars of experiments on that? My compliments!  [:)]

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Re: What is the best home-made limescale remover?
« Reply #8 on: 14/11/2010 02:00:23 »
Yup, three years later and still cleaning! [:-\]
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