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How to clean shower/bathtub bench?

Posted by lazycook (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 6, 09 at 1:17

I borrowed a bench that fits in/across the tub to use while I was recovering from a broken leg. I should've made sure that my dh was cleaning it after each use. Now that I want to return it I notice that it is covered with with scum on the metal legs and arms and also the white plastic seat which is textured is dirty and hard to clean off. Any suggestions on how to clean the bench to make it look new? I need to make sure the indentations where the screws are can be cleaned. I am assuming that it was clean when I got it.


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RE: How to clean shower/bathtub bench?

The best cleaner I've found for plastic is Lestoil right out of the bottle. I used it to clean my plastic outside chairs that had sat outside for 3 summers and did they come clean. I also used it on my bath seat before I put it away.

First try the cleaner you use; it may work too. Pour some out of the bottle, on the seat and use a scrub brush and work in a circular motion. then dip a cloth in the full strength cleaner on the seat and wipe the legs. Turn the shower on and rinse. I'll bet it comes clean as a whistle.


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RE: How to clean shower/bathtub bench?

I've used the Mr. Clean Magic erasers with success on textured surfaces.


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RE: How to clean shower/bathtub bench?

We use a power washer on our plastic patio furniture, it comes out pretty clean, so this might work.


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RE: How to clean shower/bathtub bench?

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I found a can of "Goof Off" in my cleaning supplies. I wiped the metal legs and arms and the scum came right off. Only bad thing is that it is very fumy so should really be using it outdoors. I sprayed the Lysol foam cleanser on the bench and it worked pretty good.


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RE: How to clean shower/bathtub bench?

Hello! Not to nit-pick but just a quick educational post for future reference : ).

These are sites I would like you to take a quick look at to get a feel for the everyday things we are exposed to.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/8276133/MSDS-Goof-Off

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toluene_toxicology

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlight/2001-11-08-chec.htm

http://www.gogreenwebcast.com/dwilson

Thank you very much for your time, and good luck in your future cleaning!

gogreengirl


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