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  1. Craig Smith

    Craig Smith Read Only Funster

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    My wife seems to remember reeding, but can't remember where, that Listerine and Steradent can stain your wash hand basin and sink. As I use both products and have no wish to damage our newly acquired motorhome I wondered if anyone had any knowledge of this happening and if so is there a "cure" if it does happen? :BigGrin: This is the smile that I get from using the two products!

    Sorry if the subject has already been covered but I couldn't find it by doing a search.

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    Craig
     
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    Sorry Dear, Dear Boy, but I must concur, however all is not lost, pick you Mouthwash colour to match your Decor , Blue Towels, Blue Mouthwash Etc Etc!

    Standards Dear, Dear Boy, Standards! One must! Good of the EMPIRE etc etc
     
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    both contain bleaching agents so any damage would not be reversible. better to avoid the problem by thouroughly washing the sink after use with plenty of water, which of course you would do anyway for hygiene reasons
     
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    mouthwash has caused almost like a blistering of our bathroom sink especially in the splashes.

    i would recommend filling the sink with water before and a good rinsing after use.
     
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    I make sure the cold water is running whilst using the mouthwash to minimise any staining. Haven't quite got to the Steradent stage yet.........:Laughing:
     
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    I take you cannot take your teeth out and set aside in a glass of the stuff just like my nan.
     
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    Well blokes may well not have any jewellery, but gurls do, gets the crud out of the stone settings a treat.

    Wot else would anyone use it for? :Eek!:
     
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    I should say incidentally, that I always pour it straight down the plug'ole, theres always plenty of water goes down after, cos well, errr, if it's chemically stuff, you wouldn't want to put your - errrr - earrings !! - back through yer lobes and risk getting irritation, would you, so you do tend to rinse your, errr, jewellery, very well indeed..

    Cough.
     
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    Hi Craig, your post reminds me of a few problems I have had with these products over the years. We are not in the Sterident stage yet but the mouthwash is a disaster, god knows what it does to our insides. My main damage was caused when I draped the shower head / extension over the sink during a winter a few years ago. After a few weeks the sink had cracked to the shape of the head and was caused by a reaction of plastics, be warned. To cure the teeth overnight I leave the wife's outside in a bucket (Ha Ha).
     
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    Did you know Listerine was originally sold as floor cleaner? And a cure for gonorrhoea? but didn't really take off until re-branded as the answer to chronic halitosis. :BigGrin:
     
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    I remember years back when my in-laws used to visit us! When I was doing a quick clean around their bathroom I remember wondering what was inside a small coloured plastic box that I noticed on the side, but had never dared to look before :RollEyes:
    I decided to have a quick peep and was slightly shocked to see a spare pair of false teeth staring up at me:Eek!::Eek!::Eek!: They almost looked menacing, I wasn't expecting to see them:Laughing:
    Margaret
     
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    :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing: Hope she doesn't read this post:Wink:
     
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    It could have been worse, you could have found your MiL's 'Dutch' cap ..... :Rofl1:
     
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    Do not use Milton baby steriliser on your stainless stell sinks, as this can make a hole in your sink. :Blush:
     
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