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    how can I bleach my bathtub?

    I rent an apartment that must have been built in the early 70's. The bathtub is really scratched up, and is hard to clean. I avoid taking baths because of it. I would really like to be able to use this tub as I miss taking long baths!

    Can I bleach this tub or is there some other product I can use to get it sparkly and new looking?

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    Try the Mr. Clean magic erasers.

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    I bleach the old tub in our apartment. The finish on the bottom is so warn that thats the only way to get it clean.
    I usually fill it about 2 inches deep and add a cup or so of bleach, I don't measure. If the sides need a good bleaching I will wipe them with a sponge,then I let it set for at least 15 minutes. I also throw the rubber bath mat in for the last 5 minutes or so. After draining I make sure and rinse it all really well with hot water. This all also helps freshen the drain and make it work better.

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    tried comet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarabell
    tried comet?
    comet's the best. i use it for the tub and the sinks and the toilets and it works like a charm.

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    yeah, I've tried comet but it just doesn't get all the stains off...I don't know why.....gonna try the bleach thing..thanks everyone!

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    Do you think it's hard water stains? Soaking the tub in a vinegar/water bath might help and "bartender's friend" is great, but very abrasive for ceramics.

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    I live by oxy clean brillo pads. ($2.00-$2.50 at the dollar store for like 10 of them) The oxy pads take anything off. I use them for anything i have trouble getting off.

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    Wow, I didn't know about the oxyclean brillo pads. That's brilliant!

    ( Mr. Clean magic erasers are great, too.... but I knew about them already.)

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    I have a very scratched up old tub (my dog jumps in to drink water from the faucet) and it gets serious dirt in the scratches and stuff. I have had great luck with a mixture of comet + bleach cleaner...either one on it's own doesn't do it, but together they are a power house...I sprinkle the comet on, wet a sponge with the cleaner and rub in the comet with the sponge. Let sit for a few minutes, rinse, see where it didn't quite get and repeat. My tub gets sparkling (at least until he jumps in it again).


 
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