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Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

Posted by kmdnpd08 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 22, 10 at 21:16

Hello, my shower stall and tub are both fiberglass. They seem to be getting dirty at the bottom where the texture is kinda of rough. I know I can't use a harsh chemical like acetone or scrub brush, it can take off the finish. Should I just buy fiberglass cleaner which I saw in the supermarket? Basically just want the tubs to stay white! I researched bleach and it said try not to use it, and if so, just for a short minute. We tried it and it didnt even work.
Help appreciated! :)


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

I don't use anything but Scrubbing Bubbles,(but sometimes that won't remove the stains on the bottom.) I've used a magic eraser before and it worked really great in removing the stains.


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

I like Comet Bathroom Spray cleaner on my fiberglass shower stall floor. It uses 6% citric acid for cleaning soap scum and disinfecting. You need to follow the label directions, which call for leaving it on the stain for a couple minutes before wiping to remove stains.

And as southerngal25 says, a Mr. Clean magic eraser will remove stains as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Comet bathroom spray cleaner


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

I clean condo for living and I have tryed everything,,
I use Mr Clean Sponges, extra strength,, they work greatttttt,gets soap scum off, great ,, still have to use a little elbow power,, don't know whats in it but its awesome.
I love them so much I have lots other stuff I use it on,, don't put clorox clean up on surface @ all,, pakage says so any way.. give it a try


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

My jetted tub is fiberglass too, and when we bought it they said to use absolutely nothing abrasive, including Scrubbing Bubbles (who knew?). I love those magic erasers, but they fall into the abrasive category as well. I use a microfiber sponge with these little fingers on it--designed for washing cars I think. It grabs the crud right off without the need for cleansers. Once a week I soak the sponge in some Mr. Clean because it seems like I should, but it really doesn't do any better job than the sponge itself. Sponge lasts forever, had the same one for a year and clean the tub nightly. You get these in the car-washing section of discount stores.


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

I just moved in to a townhouse with all fiberglass tubs and what I find works best is to squirt Dawn or Palmolive in the tub and work it in and let it sit for a few minutes . I also used a toothbrush on the rough part that you step on and a lot of the stains came off. After I rinse it out I then spray Scrubbing Bubbles for an even whiter tub. Works for me! : )


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I use scubbing bubbles too lets it nice & shinny too when done.


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

I take a pretty labor intensive methodology to my tubs... a nice paste of baking soda and dawn dish soap with a kitchen sponge (the green scrubby kind). I only get around to it every few months or so, and it takes about an hour to do a full top to bottom scrub down. Rinse with water, then spray with vinegar to remove any last baking soda residue. Rather than reaching over the edge, I find it easiest to just undress and scrub from inside the tub. Once it's all sparkly clean I reward myself for all my hard work with a nice hot bath!


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RE: Best way to clean fiberglass bathtub?

Jules that is what use also, works for me. I don't have near the problem other people seem to have with cleaning maybe because it's a new home, not a rental and I never let it get dirty before I clean. It does get dusty though.


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