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Old 01.06.2011, 08:53
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Re: Bathroom silicon sealant - looking a bit sad.

I also had what looked like mould on the silicon around my bathtub.
I went to JUMBO and got some "Schimmelentferner" (mould remover) and it worked in a jiffy.
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Old 01.06.2011, 10:10
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I also had what looked like mould on the silicon around my bathtub.
I went to JUMBO and got some "Schimmelentferner" (mould remover) and it worked in a jiffy.
Thanks for the tip - I've often looked in the supermarkets for this, but never found it - didn't think of Jumbo, though.

Thanks to all for the different ideas.

I am keen to try out a couple - out of curiosity and for future reference - but consensus of opinion (both at my end, plus advice here) seems to be pointing at stripping out and re-doing - which is a pain in the butt, but probably the best solution for the long term.

However if any of the other suggested methods, yield an almost-new look, on try out, I may still yet be saved.
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Old 01.06.2011, 11:15
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Yes! Bicarb (Natron, here) with vinegar (same voomah as lemon) works like a bomb
LOL That's 'cos it IS a bomb! Huge release of gas, good fun to put such a mix in a PET bottle .... but no don't try this really, that would be irresponsible...
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Old 01.06.2011, 12:21
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You will have to cut it all off, its impossible to "patch" in small runs & make it look decent. It wont take much extra work to remove the whole lot.
Dont forget to degrease the area after, and not use tha bath for 24 hours after.
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And have the bath half-filled with water when you do it.
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Old 01.06.2011, 12:34
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And have the bath half-filled with water when you do it.
Nope .... missed that one on both counts - humorous or practical.
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Old 01.06.2011, 12:37
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Nope .... missed that one on both counts - humorous or practical.
If you don't do it, and apply new sealant with the bath empty, the first time someone sits in it when it is full of water, the bath will sink (as they do) and the sealant will rip away from the bath.

Weighting the bath down when you apply the sealant should prevent this.
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If you don't do it, and apply new sealant with the bath empty, the first time someone sits in it when it is full of water, the bath will sink (as they do) and the sealant will rip away from the bath.

Weighting the bath down when you apply the sealant should prevent this.
Yep - I see now ...... (but it sits on a couple of house bricks - if I remember correctly)
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Old 01.06.2011, 12:55
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And have the bath half-filled with water when you do it.
ahhh but is the bath half full or half empty???
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