Best to remove mildew?


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nathan
February 19, 2003, 10:28 PM
Costantly having to clean the tough mildew along corners of the bathtub with almost all sorts of commercial avaialble products but to no avail. Is there a known proven one that works well? ANy secret or known home remedy? Thanks
So I use Tylex and its only 70 percent effective.

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bedlamite
February 19, 2003, 10:50 PM
Hoppes works pretty good, but if you have an acrylic tub you may need to use something that won't attack it. Maybe give CLP a try. :rolleyes:

Cal4D4
February 19, 2003, 11:53 PM
X14 or TSP and bleach. TSP used to have directions on the box. Some caulking is more prone to mildew than others.

gun-fucious
February 20, 2003, 12:31 AM
X14 will make ya loopey

make sure a window is open

didja know X14 is sold by the company that makes WD 40?
http://www.wd40.com/Brands/x14.html

don't use WD 40 as a gun lubricant

sm
February 20, 2003, 12:45 AM
I occasionally clean guns in the bathtub also (keeps gun related ahem)

Anything with Cl sets me off, allergy, sinus...massive headaches, so naturally stay away from household bleach, Tilex...etc. Currently I have a fiberglass tub and shower. Using Bon-Ami (tm) to thoroughly clean, I do the following to keep mildew at bay.

Alcohol,kept in a spray bottle , sprayed after showering really keeps it at bay.

About 3-4 times a year I clean real good, then using a good car wax , I wax everything EXCEPT the bottom, where one stands. Don't need to make slppery and fall.

So yes I have found this helps to keep mildew down--however--if one uses some gun solvents, in a tub, this will break down the protective barrier.

Uncle Ethan
February 20, 2003, 01:06 AM
Bleach or white vinegar work best for me.

Kahr carrier
February 20, 2003, 09:45 AM
Try Simple Green and some elbow grease ,also try leaveing a window open mildew is usually caused be lack of air circulation and excessive moisture.

Tamara
February 20, 2003, 09:47 AM
Try HintsFromHeloise.com

Closed as OT.

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