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    Rub-a-dub-dub, there's Dektol stains in my tub

    Does anyone know how to get dektol stains out of enamel?
    Some dektol dripped off the tongs onto the floor of my tub. It washed away at first but when the tub dried, there were dark spots. I tried scrubbing with regular cleanser and it didn't work.
    This is a first for me. Until now the stuff rinsed right into the drain with no problems.

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    Raul,

    I'd try some bleach first, if that doesn't get it then maybe a cleanser with a bit of abrasive to try and scuff out the top most stained layer.

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    this thread might be helpful:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/8...oper-tray.html
    if you search ---> chemical stains trays <--- you find almost 10 years of stuff !

    i wouldn't bother with the sulphuric and hydrochloric acids or dichromate
    use household bleach 1:10 and a 30min soak will remove your stains.

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    Dear Paul,

    As noted above, combine household bleach and time. A rag or paper towel will help keep the area wet.

    Neal Wydra

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    A few spots? I once used dishcleaner in my bath tub to clean all my dishes. When I pulled the plug I found that it had removed all the enamel from the bath. Taking a bath after that felt like sitting on sandpaper, at least it was non-slip!

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    Use Clorox bleach, not the cheap stuff.

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    We used Bar Keepers Friend cleaner to clean stains from a ceramic cook top. That might work.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

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    I can't offer any suggestions but don't use anything acidic on enamel!
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    Comet Cleanser?
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    I'd second the bar keepers friend. that stuff is miraculous. it's amazing what it will take off without scratching. I used it to clean a stainless cooktop of burned-on stains and it left no scratches at all. I use it all the time on my porcelain sink and the finish is still glossy. I'd try that before bleach. the bleach seems to eventually damage the porcelain.

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