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Best to remove mildew?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nathan, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. nathan

    nathan Member

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    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.
     
  2. bedlamite

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    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:
     
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    X14 or TSP and bleach. TSP used to have directions on the box. Some caulking is more prone to mildew than others.
     
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  4. gun-fucious

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  6. Uncle Ethan

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    Bleach or white vinegar work best for me.
     
  7. Kahr carrier

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    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.
     
  8. Tamara

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    Try HintsFromHeloise.com

    Closed as OT.
     
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