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Nanou1 Sat 13-Sep-08 22:18:08

hello. can you help? i despair of ever getting the upstairs toilet clean.... there is limescale and i cant get rid of it. it is above the water level and i am not keen on using a pumice. is there a paste recipe out there with bicarbonate of soda and lemon? or anything else that would work! thank you for your help on this grin

CarGirl Sat 13-Sep-08 22:23:38

I used the harpic in a black bottle stuff, used it everytime I cleaned the the loo and after a few months it was all gone, whereas previously it was slowly getting worse!

Nanou1 Sat 13-Sep-08 22:29:03

yep.... it is getting worse all the time. great stuff ; will see if i can get it here. i live in switzerland so i am not sure they do it. thanks cargirl grin

southeastastra Sat 13-Sep-08 22:30:10

get a paper cup and take out all the water, get a small amount of limescale remover on a sponger then scrub it away

themoon66 Sat 13-Sep-08 22:31:44

another vote here for harpic in the black bottle

I live in Lincolnshire... hardest limescaly water in the world.

Nanou1 Sat 13-Sep-08 22:48:51

hi again. is it thick though to "stick" to the limescale stain? because the stain is due to the water running out of the cistern tank into the toilet.

BabyStarlettsBeautiful Sat 13-Sep-08 22:52:06

black bottle!

Yes tis thick!

kittywise Sat 13-Sep-08 22:53:45

I have just got the bottle of harpic and a friend recommended that I blitz it with the harpic tablets too

ScummyMummy Sat 13-Sep-08 22:54:46

the strong harpics (blue or black bottles) are amazing, I agree. Probably hideously environmentally unfriendly but they really do work.

bumbling Sun 14-Sep-08 11:39:29

Thoroughly recomend black harpic. I bought in France two weeks ago. Think it was called something different but it was the black bottle that gave it away. Cleared a loo that had been limescaled for 20 years! Hooray. Go now. Quick!

MoChan Sun 14-Sep-08 11:43:55

Another vote for black Harpic. Although the Tesco limescale toilet cleaner is pretty good too. But's that's not any help if you're nowhere near Tesco.

belgo Sun 14-Sep-08 11:48:05

For those of you interested in the more environmental option, not to mention the more economical option, white vinegar works very well on limescale.

CarGirl Sun 14-Sep-08 18:05:28

belgo I tried everything else Harpic was my last resort. I know use eco friendly to try and keep on top of it.

npg1 Sun 14-Sep-08 21:42:00

I just started a thread on this topic! Completely forgot about the black harpic, it worked wonders last time, best i rush off to tesco tomorrow and get some!! <excited at prospect of clean loo tomorrow!>

Nanou1 Mon 15-Sep-08 18:32:54

got some grin grin
shall report on progress tomorrow!
thanks from switzerland

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