How to remove the yellowing on my bathtub?

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by geezer, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. geezer

    geezer Guest

    My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.

    I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    Certainly not ceramic.

    I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    Anyone know of anything that might help here?

    Thanks

    Geezer
    geezer, Dec 31, 2005
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    crmay Guest

    Hi,

    Have you tried ajax? If that didn't work you could try automotive high
    cutting compound and a drill on a buffer. If that still doesn't work,
    use some wet and dry sandpaper until the stain is gone and then buff to
    a shine with the cutting compound
    crmay, Dec 31, 2005
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    buffalobill Guest

    change the flourescent lights from cool white to warm white and enjoy
    the color.

    possibly rust staining from a hot water tank thinking about failing?

    maybe cigarette smoking accumulation removable with spray nine or dow
    bathroom cleaner with scrubbing bubbles?

    airplane urine leaking thru the skylight? :)
    buffalobill, Dec 31, 2005
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  4. geezer

    Chuck B. Guest

    Joseph Meehan wrote:
    > geezer wrote:
    >
    >>My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    >>the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >>
    >>I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    >>Certainly not ceramic.
    >>
    >>I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    >>Anyone know of anything that might help here?
    >>
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>Geezer

    >
    >
    > I would avoid the suggested aggressive scouring powder suggested. It
    > can damage the tub. However I would consider any of the products
    > recommended for acrylic (plastic) tubs. The original (yellow (not gold)
    > label) BonAmi cleanser can be used as well as an automotive polishing
    > product.
    >
    > In the end there may not be anything that will help. You may want to
    > consider the suggestion to changes lights and enjoy it.
    >

    If the yellowing is caused by iron in your water, try "Iron Out". I use
    it when our dishes get a yellow tinge to them and also the shower stall
    tile gets a treatment occasionally. It's easy to use and won't harm the
    tub surface. Home depot or the grocery store carries the product. Good
    luck. Chuck B.
    Chuck B., Dec 31, 2005
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    Bob Guest

    It's a fiberglass tub, and the lighter colors will yellow over time from UV
    rays. The discoloration is most likely imbedded in the plastic, and there's
    nothing you can clean it with. DO NOT use any abrasive powder. The tub might
    eventually start cracking. Before you decide to replace the whole tub, put
    some type of shade over the skylight, or you'll yellow the new tub also.

    "geezer" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    > the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >
    > I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    > Certainly not ceramic.
    >
    > I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    > Anyone know of anything that might help here?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Geezer
    Bob, Dec 31, 2005
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  6. geezer

    Ray Guest

    You may want to consider placing a ultraviolet absorbing clear plastic
    filter under your skylight - it is cheap and available from most window
    glass dealers. This will significantly retard - but not prevent the
    yellowing.

    "Chuck B." <> wrote in message
    news:k4vtf.209477$...
    > Joseph Meehan wrote:
    >> geezer wrote:
    >>
    >>>My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    >>>the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >>>
    >>>I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    >>>Certainly not ceramic.
    >>>
    >>>I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    >>>Anyone know of anything that might help here?
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>Geezer

    >>
    >>
    >> I would avoid the suggested aggressive scouring powder suggested. It
    >> can damage the tub. However I would consider any of the products
    >> recommended for acrylic (plastic) tubs. The original (yellow (not gold)
    >> label) BonAmi cleanser can be used as well as an automotive polishing
    >> product.
    >>
    >> In the end there may not be anything that will help. You may want to
    >> consider the suggestion to changes lights and enjoy it.
    >>

    > If the yellowing is caused by iron in your water, try "Iron Out". I use it
    > when our dishes get a yellow tinge to them and also the shower stall tile
    > gets a treatment occasionally. It's easy to use and won't harm the tub
    > surface. Home depot or the grocery store carries the product. Good luck.
    > Chuck B.
    Ray, Dec 31, 2005
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  7. geezer

    geezer Guest

    Re: Re: How to remove the yellowing on my bathtub?

    Indeed! But I wanted to get rid of the yellowing I already have,
    which I guess I may not be able to.

    JW

    On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 06:55:14 -0800, "Ray" <> wrote:

    >You may want to consider placing a ultraviolet absorbing clear plastic
    >filter under your skylight - it is cheap and available from most window
    >glass dealers. This will significantly retard - but not prevent the
    >yellowing.
    >
    >"Chuck B." <> wrote in message
    >news:k4vtf.209477$...
    >> Joseph Meehan wrote:
    >>> geezer wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    >>>>the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >>>>
    >>>>I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    >>>>Certainly not ceramic.
    >>>>
    >>>>I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    >>>>Anyone know of anything that might help here?
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>Geezer
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I would avoid the suggested aggressive scouring powder suggested. It
    >>> can damage the tub. However I would consider any of the products
    >>> recommended for acrylic (plastic) tubs. The original (yellow (not gold)
    >>> label) BonAmi cleanser can be used as well as an automotive polishing
    >>> product.
    >>>
    >>> In the end there may not be anything that will help. You may want to
    >>> consider the suggestion to changes lights and enjoy it.
    >>>

    >> If the yellowing is caused by iron in your water, try "Iron Out". I use it
    >> when our dishes get a yellow tinge to them and also the shower stall tile
    >> gets a treatment occasionally. It's easy to use and won't harm the tub
    >> surface. Home depot or the grocery store carries the product. Good luck.
    >> Chuck B.

    >
    geezer, Dec 31, 2005
    #7
  8. geezer

    geezer Guest

    Re: Re: How to remove the yellowing on my bathtub?

    Thanks Bobb

    I'll try some of that UV-blocking 'film' I see in hardware stores.

    Geezer

    On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 07:46:53 -0500, "Bob" <> wrote:

    >It's a fiberglass tub, and the lighter colors will yellow over time from UV
    >rays. The discoloration is most likely imbedded in the plastic, and there's
    >nothing you can clean it with. DO NOT use any abrasive powder. The tub might
    >eventually start cracking. Before you decide to replace the whole tub, put
    >some type of shade over the skylight, or you'll yellow the new tub also.
    >
    >"geezer" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    >> the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >>
    >> I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    >> Certainly not ceramic.
    >>
    >> I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    >> Anyone know of anything that might help here?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Geezer

    >
    geezer, Dec 31, 2005
    #8
  9. geezer

    Chuck B. Guest

    Have you considered trying "Iron out"? As I suggested in a previous
    reply? It works in a dishwasher and a cloths washer! It will not harm
    the surface of your tub. See below

    geezer wrote:

    > Indeed! But I wanted to get rid of the yellowing I already have,
    > which I guess I may not be able to.
    >
    > JW
    >
    > On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 06:55:14 -0800, "Ray" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>You may want to consider placing a ultraviolet absorbing clear plastic
    >>filter under your skylight - it is cheap and available from most window
    >>glass dealers. This will significantly retard - but not prevent the
    >>yellowing.
    >>
    >>"Chuck B." <> wrote in message
    >>news:k4vtf.209477$...
    >>
    >>>Joseph Meehan wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>geezer wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    >>>>>the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    >>>>>Certainly not ceramic.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    >>>>>Anyone know of anything that might help here?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Geezer
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I would avoid the suggested aggressive scouring powder suggested. It
    >>>>can damage the tub. However I would consider any of the products
    >>>>recommended for acrylic (plastic) tubs. The original (yellow (not gold)
    >>>>label) BonAmi cleanser can be used as well as an automotive polishing
    >>>>product.
    >>>>
    >>>> In the end there may not be anything that will help. You may want to
    >>>>consider the suggestion to changes lights and enjoy it.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>If the yellowing is caused by iron in your water, try "Iron Out". I use it
    >>>when our dishes get a yellow tinge to them and also the shower stall tile
    >>>gets a treatment occasionally. It's easy to use and won't harm the tub
    >>>surface. Home depot or the grocery store carries the product. Good luck.
    >>>Chuck B.

    >>
    Chuck B., Dec 31, 2005
    #9
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    mm Guest

    On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 10:34:04 GMT, geezer <> wrote:

    >My bathroom has a skylight, and I think sunlight coming through it is
    >the culprit that has caused my bathtub to 'yellow' considerably.
    >
    >I have a manufactured home with a plastic tub. I guess it's plastic.
    >Certainly not ceramic.
    >
    >I can't find any cleaner that will do a thing to remove this ?stain?.
    >Anyone know of anything that might help here?


    Have you checked with the manufacturers of plastic tubs.


    >Thanks
    >
    >Geezer



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  11. geezer

    mm Guest

    On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 18:01:52 GMT, "Chuck B."
    <> wrote:

    >Have you considered trying "Iron out"?


    I tried to Iron it out, but the Iron was flat and the bathtub was
    curvy.

    ....

    OK, stupid joke.

    As I suggested in a previous
    >reply? It works in a dishwasher and a cloths washer! It will not harm
    >the surface of your tub. See below
    >
    >geezer wrote:
    >
    >> Indeed! But I wanted to get rid of the yellowing I already have,


    Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
    me know if you have posted also.
    mm, Jan 2, 2006
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