Tips for cleaning hand basin in Hymer?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    Newbie question here.
    Hubby poured tea down the basin in the shower room a few times early on and it has left a nasty yellow stain. Have tried bicarbonate of soda to no avail. Can anyone recommend a product that will work well without harming the basin?
     
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    We use one of Waitrose cleaning sprays
     
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    Mild solution of bleach or white wine vinegar
     
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    Buy him some decent teabags! I mean, tea has to be dog rough for a man to sneak into the bathroom to tip it.............:(
     
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    image.jpeg This stuff is great. I use it for any stubborn stain on sinks, baths, showers, pots and pans, kitchen work tops, etc. Doesn't harm, is not abrasive. You can get it in asda, tesco, sainsburys.
     
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    BOY is he in trouble then!

    You could try toothpaste. It's good at getting scratches out of CD's and stains from hard surfaces. (I wouldn't use the tooth whitening version though - just cheap stuff will do). Apply with a dampened cloth, don't rub too hard.
     
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    after you have tried all these ideas..

    PM me.. I have the address for Hymer washbasins.. :LOL:
     
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    Another thing you could try are denture cleaning tablets. These are great for removing stains in tea cups.
     
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    Baking powder is very good for removing tannin stains. Sprinkle it on, and rub gently with a damp sponge or cloth.
     
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    Thank you I shall do my best with all of those tips! He made the tea haha but I was in his way in the kitchen !
     
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    If its plastic then you could try car polish.
     
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    Don't push too hard if scrubbing - the plastic's paper thin, particularly near the pug hole and will crack easily if you're not careful.. :whistle:
     
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    And I thought Hymers/German vans were a quality product......
     
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    When I told my wife about this she explained exactly what she would do to me if she caught me pouring tea down the bathroom basin. It made my eyes water just thinking about it!
     
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    Now I'm even more worried (the paper thin plastic!)
     
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    We had a new basin made for our TEC (part of hymer group) after the basin cracked round the plug hole
     
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    The basin in our nearly new Hymer certainly isn't paper thin plastic. It has what Hymer call a "cool glass" sink. Not sure what that means but it seems pretty thick and robust.
     
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    Hello , just a word of warning, I cleaned the basin in my rapido with a cream cleaner after it had become discoloured and it disintegrated in front of me it was like a scene from a sci fi movie as the plastic turned into what can only be described as white corn flakes ,it cost about 80 quid to replace a small plastic bowl so be very careful what you use :eek:
     
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    I have left a very mild solution of bleach on ours, rinsed and dried off then polished with autoglym and then no further stains :) I tend to polish a couple of times a year.
     
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