DIY LINKY

by Ivory Soap on 10/18/2013

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Winnie October 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

Thank you for hosting another party
I wish you a lovely weekend 🙂

GrammaMaybe October 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I thought of you today when I did an experiment on a scummy shower door. (Because I like your blog, not because you remind me of….well, you get it.) Apparently, BringItOn shower door cleaner contains a hydrogen peroxide-like chemical to break the glass-mineral bond, acid and grit. So…..I made two concoctions.

I combined Dawn to dissolve the soap, 3% hydrogen peroxide to break the glass-mineral bond, and dry BarkeepersFriend for acid to dissolve the minerals.

The second concoction was Dawn, the Dollar Store OxyClean rip off (anti bond and grit), and BarkeepersFriend (stronger acid than vinegar). I had to dampen the plastic scrubber to apply this one, but I didn’t scrub it on. I waited 15 minutes for both to dry and rubbed them off with a dry microfiber cloth. BOTH WORKED MAGNIFICENTLY! Quicker and easier than the Dawn/vinegar recipe.

A few resources:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/home-and-garden/wash-away-hard-water-stains-fast
http://lifehacker.com/5876486/put-rain+x-on-your-shower-doors-to-make-water-bounce-right-off
in the comments
http://www.themanlyhousekeeper.com/2011/03/11/solved-soap-scum-and-hard-water-stains/

and from MSDS for BringItOn:
SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION
Hazardous Components Other Limits
Specific Chemical Identity: Common Name(s) CAS #’s OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Recommended % Optional
–> Grit Silica (No respirable dust) 14808-60-7 0.1 mg/M3 0.1 mg/M3 N/A >20%
–> Acid Dodecylbenzylsulfonic Acid 27176-87-0 N/A N/A N/A 5-10
–> OxyClean Nonoxynol 9016-45-9 N/A N/A N/A 5-10

Just had to share this with someone who might be interested.

Sharon

PS: Adding cheap toothpaste to the hydrogen peroxide mix might make it even better.

Daisy October 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Neat!

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