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Cleaning an acrylic tub?

Posted by Jewel654 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 25, 14 at 22:17

It's time to clean my brand new acrylic tub. I usually use Scrubbing Bubbles, but google results show that I shouldn't use it in this kind of tub.

If anyone has recommendations besides using dishsoap and a sponge, I'd love to hear it!


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RE: Cleaning an acrylic tub?

Are you looking for something that will do the scrubbing for you? I would go to or call a store that sells your product and ask them.

I don't know what my shower and tube inserts are but I have used soap and water and a wash cloth on them all with no problem. It is only when I let the tub sit after using bath oil that I have a problem cleaning it. I have stopped using the bath oil.


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RE: Cleaning an acrylic tub?

I got an acrylic tub 2 years ago and am still not
sure what works best. I was surprised that the
manufacturer, store, plumber, and online
advice were also unsure and couldn't make
recommendations. At first I tried Barkeeper's
Friend powder cleanser, but very carefully.
Even though it has a great reputation for not
scratching, I was concerned that repeated use
might eventually compromise the coating on
the tub. Later I found Barkeepers Friend
Spray + Foam cleanser and that seems to do
the trick, but make sure you rinse well - it
has a slippery residue. One thing is for sure,
passing a washcloth over this type of tub
does nothing.


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RE: Cleaning an acrylic tub?

Ugh! I love love my Bain Ultra air jetted acrylic tub, but, knowing exactly what to use to clean it has been nearly impossible. Calling the company, they tell me a "non abrasive cleaner". My favorite cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles, is abrasive. I've looked and looked at the labels on cleaners and can't find one that is safe. They did give me a couple of suggestions (can't recall what they were) but my local stores didn't have them. Now, for what I KNOW works and is made for acrylic....Gel Gloss. I find it at Lowes. It's a lot of work and with my back problem, I can't do it anymore. With Gel-Gloss, you spray it, let it sit, wipe clean, let it dry and then buff. You'll get a spectacular glossy finish! Tub stays cleaner longer too. Wish I could still use it. From the website:
Gel-Gloss Polish & Rejuvenator contains the most effective carnauba waxes to produce the highest surface luster possible. Gel-Gloss leaves a smooth, sealed surface that eliminates water-spotting and staining. In addition to fiberglass, marble and acrylics surfaces, use Gel-Gloss confidently on ceramic, chrome, stainless steel, porcelain and plastic laminate surfaces.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gel-Gloss


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