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Bathtub Stain Remover?

Does anyone know of anything safe to use to remove hair dye stains from a bathtub?  I'm in the U.S. if that makes a difference.

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tingakitty
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
What type of bathtub is it?
evilpettingz00
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Um... fiberglass??? I'm really not sure. The surface actually seems to have been painted.
tingakitty
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
LOL, sorry, I could have clarified why I was asking. I have a porcelain tub and use a pumice stone effectively for stain removal. I would think it would be super damaging to a modern bathtub.
autumn_sylver
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
My mother has an acrylic tub, and it had a sticker on it saying not to use anything abrasive. I think it's ok to use a cream cleanser like Vim on it, although that's not natural at all. Maybe vinegar would help? I have an enamel tub, so I can scrub it with borax no problem. I'm not too sure about an acrylic tub.
crazypickle
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
I have found dishsoap to be the most effective. Also, rubbing alcohol.
evilpettingz00
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Dish soap, really? I never would have thought that would do it. Thanks! I'll give both your suggestions a try.
crazypickle
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just let it sit on the stain for a while, it works really well. Same for the alcohol, it needs to soak on it for a while to work.
evilpettingz00
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
By the way, your hair looks so cool! :)
tingakitty
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ditto that - I love it!
aislinggheal
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Also try baking soda. I had stains from drano in an old bathtub, and baking soda was the only thing that worked to remove them.
nightlikeariver
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
seconded. baking soda worked for me.
inertiaflux
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
third!
jadedshock
Apr. 23rd, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh wow, really? how did it help? did you let it sit for a while? i got this weird brownish stain from drano around the ring of the drain and nothing worked. :(
aislinggheal
Apr. 23rd, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
It sat for a while, then I scrubbed the heck out of it with the baking soda. Amazing stuff. I just got stains out of a sink with it - and bleach wouldn't get the stains out!
jadedshock
Apr. 23rd, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Sweet! Thanks for the pointer!
coral
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
I had just dyed my hair this AM and was wondering the same think =)
khongashes
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
borax--sprinkle some over the surface and scrub the stain off with a scrubby sponge. baking soda works too but in my experience borax worked a tiny bit better.
norokrex
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Bon Ami maybe?
flayre
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Oh! This is what we used in Chem Lab to clean horribly stained sinks from all our chemicals. Worked wonders!
norokrex
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
it's my wonderproduct of choice:)
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