found a new cleaner--lemon PAM!

raee_gwFebruary 23, 2010

I had a problem with hard tannish-grey gunk surrounding the base of the faucet on the bathroom sink. I think it was stuff (plumbers putty?) that the handyman used when installing that had seeped out and hardened. It made a ring an eighth of an inch wide. Scrubbing didn't touch it--neither did the lime remover and I was afraid of damaging the finish as I did in the tub. Vinegar worked s l o w ly with a lot of hard scrubbing.

I don't know what made me try it, but I sprayed it with some lemon PAM that was in the kitchen, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrubbed with the vinegar wet rag. It came right off! and the finish is intact--YAY!

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lobotome

Wow, I love when someone finds a surprising use for something. Thanks for sharing this :)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 12:02PM
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jannie

I agree, excellent use of a product.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 2:06PM
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graywings123

I wonder why it worked, chemically speaking. Pam is vegetable oil, plumber's putty has linseed oil in it. Maybe the vegetable oil melted the hard putty?

In any event, bravo!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 12:12PM
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