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Carlnorwich

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:18 am Reply with quote



How can I remove this staining from my sink. Just moved into the flat, I think it has been caused by a dripping tap.

Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:20 am Reply with quote

If it's limescale white vinegar will shift it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:08 pm Reply with quote

Or add some citric acid to boiling water and pour it on, it should just melt off
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:12 pm Reply with quote

Carlnorwich wrote:


How can I remove this staining from my sink. Just moved into the flat, I think it has been caused by a dripping tap.

Many thanks.



Try hydrogen peroxide
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:03 pm Reply with quote

Use descaler and carefully scrape it with stanley blade and holder. It will come off easy.

Dan.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:20 pm Reply with quote

Lemon juice and steel wool. I didn't believe it either - until I used it, and the basin looked like new.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:35 pm Reply with quote

Harpic. Leave it for an hour and it should pretty much wipe.off.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:47 pm Reply with quote

lemon,a non chemical solution.
3 large lemons,cut in halves and squeeze juice onto kebab stain,then rub lemon over stain and leave for 6 hours then repeat several times.
do not drain away till clean.
chemicals also work.but if you get chemical in your eyes sometimes there is no reversal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:25 pm Reply with quote

buy two bottles of coke and leave overnight in sink, easy peasy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:44 am Reply with quote

terence7556 wrote:
buy two bottles of coke and leave overnight in sink, easy peasy

I tried that once and it didn't work.
I tried it for a second night and it still didn't work.

On the third night I decided to try pouring the coke into the sink.
Hey presto.
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