There's a mark on my bath that I can't shift....

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  1. scolear

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    Hello

    I've recently bought a flat (my first step on the property ladder) and I've swapped round the cast iron bath and sink in the bathroom and put the shower in a new position. This is because the old shower was pointing across the bath and not along it... Long story...

    Anyway, in turning the bath round, the side that was against the wall is now on the outside. On this side there used to be a strip that had been stuck onto the bath with some adhesive that attached it to the wall.

    After removing that strip and turning the bath round there is now an unsightly yellow stain going along the edge of the bath where the adhesive used to go.

    I can't seem to shift it. I've tried stuff like Cif, a plumber has tried scraping the mark off delicately with a razor blade and has even tried petrol!

    Its starting to fade a bit (I think) but its still very noticeable. I'll be putting up a shower screen that will cover most of it most of the time but I would like to get rid of it completely.

    Does anyone have any tips?

    Many thanks
     
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  3. Moz

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    if enamel bath , ?

    you need to touch it up ,with brill white paint , lol


    if long scare spray paint on , dry , then glass paper ....an seal if ok



    hope this helps :)
     
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    It's an enamel bath.

    So I need to paint it?

    It's quite old so the colour has faded and is no longer brilliant white. Is painting it still the best way of dealing with it?
     
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    have you tried "t" cut?
     
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    I thought that was for cars.
     
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    i would try t-cut if that didnt work i would resort to the fact that its going to need painting so get more drastic, and use 1200 wetand dry/ sand paper (1200 is very fine -use it wet), then t-cut that to get it shiney again. the risk is going too far and going through the enamal if that happens respray the enamal I think plastikote do enamal sprays.
     
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    Try an enamel rubber.

    You can get them from any decent bathroom showroom or alternatively you could buy an "aga" rubber which is the same thing you can use to clean "aga" cookers.

    Kev
     
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    Sounds like the enamel has absorbed the colour which means you can't remove it.
     
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