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Bleach on stainless steel taps!!! :O

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DevonDumplin Thu 17-Mar-11 12:48:43

Ok so my effinidiot helpful DP has tried to clean by pouring bleach everywhere and has totally ruined all our taps and plugs (ie. bath not electrical). As we're renting this has to be fixed but I have no idea what to do! Anyone have any idea if it can be rectified or do I need to replace them all?

Also, is it fairly common knowledge that this is a stupid thing to do as he is now sulking saying that no one knows this?

MaryDancesTheTango Thu 17-Mar-11 13:05:05

I did the same thing and had no idea that the damage would be so bad.

I tried Maas cream on them and it improved them 100% but he might have to do it a few times to get them looking almost as good as new.

He will get Maas cream in Lakeland. Only a tiny amount is needed.

DevonDumplin Thu 17-Mar-11 13:17:28

Right i'm off the Lakeland, thanks MaryDances!

BelieveInLife Thu 17-Mar-11 13:30:35

What does bleach do to stainless steel?

MaryDancesTheTango Thu 17-Mar-11 13:33:08

It removes the shineyness in a mottled sort of way. I think it must remove some of the metal.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 17-Mar-11 14:59:32

I didn't know bleach did that, but then you disinfect with bleach not clean grime off that's what multisurface cleaner is for.

If we have a son I'm going to teach them to clean, my dh wasn't expected to clean but his younger sister was. Guess who's messy and who's not...

valiumredhead Thu 17-Mar-11 17:52:04

I clean my sink and taps with bleach every day - never had any problems! Never heard of this before. Hope you can fix it.

MaryDancesTheTango Thu 17-Mar-11 19:04:40

The bleach I used was the heavy duty limescale killing one. Aka the tap killer. sad

Only a little on a cloth which I had cleaned the bath with but enough to damage the metal.

kbaby Thu 17-Mar-11 20:50:38

I always fill our sink with bleach diluted with water to get rid of The stains. Oops

mrsjaja Fri 18-Mar-11 11:20:52

Me too Kbaby........

BelieveInLife Fri 18-Mar-11 12:57:44

And me...really didn't know this! Must stop - lesson learned - thanks!

Butterbur Fri 18-Mar-11 13:01:46

Is it the limescale killing part that does the damage, rather than the bleach? I wrecked ours by putting toilet limescale remover round them (it didn't contain bleach).

Am now off to buy Maas cream.

Pigeon1 Fri 30-Dec-16 11:11:22

Can you purchase any type of plughole that doesn't get ruined with bleach?

e1y1 Fri 30-Dec-16 11:32:40

For anyone interested, you can use bleach to clean stainless steel, but not too much and it MUST repeat MUST be all rinsed off with fresh water.

I have made the mistake of ruining stainless steel with bleach, but since rinsing well, never had an issue.

Hope you get it fixed op.

spaceodyssey Fri 30-Dec-16 13:38:48

I would give this cleaner a try, it's one of the best stainless cleaner I've used in the past and it's really good at removing bleach.

EnidButton Fri 30-Dec-16 14:46:29

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