Discoloured plastic!

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  1. MrsBB

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    Eek ..... Left shampoo bottles on floor of shower and now there's a yellow mark where I guess plastics have reacted badly with each other. Any ideas how I can get it back to its former glory!! Have tried magic sponge and all usual cleaning stuff from supermarket with no effect.
     
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    Diluted bleach?
     
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    Shampoo has permeated/leached into the plastic.
    probably only a bleach solution will shift it.

    Shampoo has the ability to remove cured gloss paint if left long enough.
     
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  4. C&G

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    If it's surface staining then a fine metal polish might work, or T cut, but try a small area first. If it's not surface stained I suspect it'll be difficult to remove.
     
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    If it doesn't come out - drop a shower mat over it
     
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    I got a yellow stain in our sink tryed every thing want go :rolleyes:
     
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    We have wooden worktops in our kitchen at home.... The "youths" of the household leave empty tin cans on them - and they subsequently stain - leaving rings... also one of them faffs with my spices and he's stained the tops with tumeric before today.... etc..

    I have found that cutting a fresh lemon and rubbing on the affected affected area has removed every stain to date... I usually keep an eye on it.. leaving it "wet" with the juice just long enough for the stain to disappear ....

    :)
     
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    I swear by this product:

    Starwax Soluvert.jpg
    Found this video on Youtube but it's in Spanish but think you will understand by just watching:


    It brings plastic garden furniture back to brand new too! Also silver, copper, stainless steel, chrome, enamel, pvc etc. Doesn't scratch either!

    There's a French version called Pierre Vert so there must be something similar in UK.(y)
     
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    Sorry to go off topic but Fletton, we had 'Coffee cup' stains on our table.
    We removed them by GENTLY!!! ironing over the stained area with a piece of brown paper in between.
    Don't leave the iron on the spot for long and keep checking as you do it.
     
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  11. Fletton

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    Goes to show.... The old methods are the best-ist!!.. :) I use brown paper ( and iron ) for grease marks.. :)
     
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