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Tips/product reommendations for removing stubborn limescale?

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blondieminx Wed 22-Jul-09 17:05:58

I've tried scrubbing at an area of persistent limescale with a toothbrush loaded with LimeLite but it still won't shift.... help!

Miamla Wed 22-Jul-09 17:07:02

sorry, no advice but i will be watching in interest grin

blondieminx Wed 22-Jul-09 17:11:37

should also have said that what I'm scrubbing is the bathroom basin, just next to the cold tap!

Miamla Wed 22-Jul-09 22:01:16

whereas i'm trying to clean a toilet

can't anyone help us?? pretty please smile

wohmum Wed 22-Jul-09 22:03:43

I use harpic limescale remover which does a pretty good job

wohmum Wed 22-Jul-09 22:04:33

And you need to leave it for a while.

treesarethebaneofmylife Wed 22-Jul-09 22:05:06

coke? As in cola, think thats what how clean pair use

treesarethebaneofmylife Wed 22-Jul-09 22:05:31

oh for the taps, white vinegar

brimfull Wed 22-Jul-09 22:06:44

leave harpic or similar to soak for a while then scrub

it will ruin taps finish if left too long though

purpleturtle Wed 22-Jul-09 22:08:55

I thought Limelite was pretty good stuff when I used it - have you left it on a bit? White vinegar won't have much impact on stubborn limescale, and coke likewise.

wisterialane Wed 22-Jul-09 22:09:19

Neat Viakal. Works a treat.

CMOTdibbler Wed 22-Jul-09 22:14:35

Wrap the tap with kitchen paper (or lay it over a flat area) and soak with white vinegar. Leave overnight, and it will be gone.

For the toilet, if it is on the side wet paper with vinegar and stick on the side, or bail out as much water as poss, then fill with vinegar and leave

blondieminx Thu 23-Jul-09 11:00:24

Thanks all - yep leftthe limelite on for about 10 mins even though it says on the instructions 30 secs.

Will try the vinegar trick and if not then try the viakal!

NoseyHelen Thu 23-Jul-09 22:59:27

Put denture tablets in the loo.

Treeesa Thu 23-Jul-09 23:07:07

We moved into a house with an old toilet that was black below the water rim. Emptied all the water out, bought a huge catering bottle of vinegar and left it in over night.. All gone the next day.. A bit whiffy but did the trick..

ShannaraTiger Fri 24-Jul-09 07:45:21

Cilit bang works great on the kitchen sink limescale.

fothergill Fri 24-Jul-09 12:50:43

sarsons white vineagar left in the loo did what remover couldn't.

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