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Unread 01-24-2020, 03:56 PM   #1
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Cleaning metal scraping

Hi all,
Just bought a house with thick, hard soap scum on the shower floor. If been using a metal scraper to remove it, but it’s leaving gray, metallic scrapes on the tile. What should I use to clean it...a baking soda paste or something else. TIA.
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Unread 01-24-2020, 04:16 PM   #2
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I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like BonAmi or Barkeeper’s Friend.
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Unread 01-24-2020, 09:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Diana.

Agreed. Bar Keepers Friend (only the powder, not the liquid gel) has worked every time for “metal marks” for me.

It only takes a few seconds of light rubbing to remove the marks.

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Great - I’ve got some of that. Thanks to you both!
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Next time you need to remove some soap scum, you can use a high alkaline cleaner like AquaMix Heavy-Duty Grout and Tile Cleaner. Most any box store that sells tile will have a high alkaline cleaner that will work.

You completely wet the surface, allow to dwell 5-7 minutes, scrub with a nylon bristle brush, then wet vac or rinse away the mess. Repeat as needed. And be sure to neutralize the pH level with a rinse of clean water when you’re done.

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