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found a new cleaner--lemon PAM!

Posted by raee (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 23, 10 at 10:18

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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RE: found a new cleaner--lemon PAM!

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

RE: found a new cleaner--lemon PAM!

I agree, excellent use of a product.

RE: found a new cleaner--lemon PAM!

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!

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