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post #1 of Old 02-16-2018, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Residue on bathroom partitions

I clean a movie theater on the weekends and the bathroom partitions have a white residue on both sides about the length of the toilet near the toilet. I have tried alot of different products and nothing helps. Any suggestions?
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Find out what the week day cleaners are using to mop the floor.
Maybe residue or damage from some previous cleaners if it is the same in several toilets.
Does a light film of baby oil disguise the marks?

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I agree, and would also try an H2O2 all purpose cleaner on this stuff. Kind of weird, huh?
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Just try a very small area if using Hydrogen peroxide as it's an oxidising agent and may bleach the already bleached looking area.

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I dont think the residue is from bleach - but who knows, maybe it is! H2O2 is NOT a bleach, although it does have whitening power. It is just good at removing dirt and residue which is why I suggested it.
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Just trying to help.
Are the marks discoloration of the surface or actual residue?
H2O2 is not Chlorine (bleach?) . It is used widely for "bleaching" things such as in paper production and teeth whitening.

Just make sure you have good ventilation if trying random products to fix it. Read there MSD sheets first.

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Find out what the week day cleaners are using to mop the floor.
Maybe residue or damage from some previous cleaners if it is the same in several toilets.
Does a light film of baby oil disguise the marks?
Ironically, turtle wax did. I was playing around with the stainless steel cleaner on it and it helped so I decided to turtle wax it. They disappeared!
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Find out what the week day cleaners are using to mop the floor.
Maybe residue or damage from some previous cleaners if it is the same in several toilets.
Does a light film of baby oil disguise the marks?
Ironically, turtle wax did. I was playing around with the stainless steel cleaner on it and it helped so I decided to turtle wax it. They disappeared!
Nm the turtle wax...when I left last night it looked solved but when I returned tonight, there was a big haze and it looked worse!!

When it's wet, it don't show the white... I am so perplexed!
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You may never be able to remove it. It is possible it is a defect in the material itself and not the result of anything else. I would talk with the owner/manager and let them know about it and how you have tried to remove it. Something like this has happened to me several times in residential cleaning. When I spoke to the owner about it, they already knew about it and were not even concerned about it! Basically, I had wasted time and effort on something that was not a real problem to the owner.
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Wax will just seal it in.Don't use wax.Remember you need to remove whatever it is first.
It could be hard water spots from the toilet spray.Flush the toilet and see if it sprays water onto the partitions?
The surface is formica.If it is hard water you could use something like an oxidation/hard water remover.
The other thing.Can feel it with your finger when you rub it? If so you may be able to scrape it off.

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Wax will just seal it in.Don't use wax.Remember you need to remove whatever it is first.
It could be hard water spots from the toilet spray.Flush the toilet and see if it sprays water onto the partitions?
The surface is formica.If it is hard water you could use something like an oxidation/hard water remover.
The other thing.Can feel it with your finger when you rub it? If so you may be able to scrape it off.



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I tried to scrape it and it does not scrape. It's odd because it's also around the ladies toilet but wipes off clean. I almost believe the previous cleaners allowed urine to remain on the partitions for so long that it ruined the finish.

Again, when it becomes wet, it disappears!
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Did you try a little baby oil. Then it will hopefully stay "wet".
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I clean a movie theater on the weekends and the bathroom partitions have a white residue on both sides about the length of the toilet near the toilet. I have tried alot of different products and nothing helps. Any suggestions?
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You can probably disguise it with a stainless steel shiner. Do not use wax as you will then need to remove the wax to get back at the surface when an answer to the problem is found
Coincidentally I know of a place that is a total mess with this white staining. Time for me to do some experimenting : )
Will report back once I'm done with my tests.
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Is a automatic air freshner dispenser where the mist falls or are the toilets flushing hard that they are misting stall walls is thatís the case it could be from the toilet water
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It also can overspray from CloroxCleanUp I seen that ruin so many Surfaces Iíve work with so many people who have no experience use too much cleaner and get it everywhere
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