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Help!!! Viakal and brushed stainless steel.

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littledawley · 22/05/2007 10:42

I've been cleaning my brand new kitchen and used Viakal on the (v.expensive!!) brushed steel taps. They are now horribly marked with dark spots. Any ideas how to rescue them? I'm gutted and am guessing DH won't be best pleased.

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southeastastra · 22/05/2007 10:45

i don't think you can! i did the same, though it only affected the hot tap. but it's stained for good now

littledawley · 22/05/2007 10:47

major oops it's a mixer tap so the whole thing is buggered! Viakal doesn't say not suitable.

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fruittea · 22/05/2007 10:48

sorry, but i don't think you can either. wrecked mine using vinegar. you might be able to get a replacement part, mine is a Franke and I ocould have got a new spout, but for £60 i decided to leave it

chopchopbusybusy · 22/05/2007 10:49

If the Viakal doesn't say not suitable on the packaging I would email them.

fruittea · 22/05/2007 10:51

check the packaging though in case it says not to leave it in contact for too long, in case that's what you've done, before you contact them

shonaspurtle · 22/05/2007 10:51

Complain to Proctor & Gamble then - doesn't say on the website that it can't be used. Might be worth contacting them anyway as they might have an idea how to get rid of the marks (or ask them to replace your tap!).

Site here

SaintGeorgeWearsCheapJeans · 22/05/2007 10:53

If you had recently run hot water through the tap, then it would get damaged.

Viakal does have a warning not to use on hot surfaces.

littledawley · 22/05/2007 12:12

Thanks so much for your posts. I will get in touch with Viakal. Tap cost £600!! Bugger.

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Furball · 22/05/2007 12:21


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