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post #1 of Old 07-01-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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yellow gunk around faucets

hope someone can help me. I have a couple of houses where around the faucets there is a yellow discoloration. Most of it comes off but there is some left in parts I can not get off. What is left, I found after using a vinegar,baking soda, ammonia mix then barkeep friend and then soft scrub applied with toothbrush, rag and then tried to scrape off with plastic putty knife, is more like a glue or silicone than a stain. Also I tried to use goo gone and paint thinner (desperation).It's driving me crazy and I need to get it off. I'm sure there is a simple way to get this off and I hope someone has the answer but in the mean time I will continue to find the answer and if I do and it turns out someone else has the same problem I'll be sure to post it here oh yeah the goo gone took the most off but took a lot of elbow grease and there's some left

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post #2 of Old 07-22-2009, 10:41 PM
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Sounds like caulking or glue, try acetone, or in worst case try methylene chloride, which is paint stripper. All available at home depot. Make sure and wear chemical resistant gloves and goggles with both, but especially methylene chloride.

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post #3 of Old 07-23-2009, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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thanks azclean I had read about the acetone although I haven't got to try it yet but if that doesn't work I will try the methylene chloride.
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