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Raised stains on bathtub floor from nonslip appliqués

Posted by pnadaroux (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 18:40

There are these oval stains all over the floor of the bathtub and I am guessing they are left over from nonslip appliqués that were removed before I moved in. They are rough to the touch unlike the rest of the bathtub surface. I did some research on this before and basically concluded that there was nothing I could do to remove them (correct me if I'm wrong!) and the best I could do was to glaze the tub. For reasons not worth getting into, I'm not going to glaze the tub, but I would like to improve the look of these marks, if I can. They are dirty-looking, is there anything I can do to make them lighter? Such as soak them in bleach? I've tried scrubbing them with SoftScrub and Comet and neither works. Please help, they look terrible!

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RE: Raised stains on bathtub floor from nonslip appliqués

Is your tub cast iron or porcelain on steel? If so, I read somewhere about someone using oven cleaner on their tub -- but I wouldn't try it on a synthetic material! And watch it carefully if you decide to try it -- then report back to us!

RE: Raised stains on bathtub floor from nonslip appliqués

3-M adhesive remover??? It is safe to use on car paint. I'd start with Goo Gone (citric acid) first (much cheaaper) then check out the 3M product. It sounds like dirt caught up in the adhesive residue.


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