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    I've tried the distilled vinegar & coke methods .So what other methods are worth a go ?

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    bicarbonate of soda

    Viakal.

    boiled water and vinegar

    Consider what causes the limescale?

    Our water supply for years destroyed many kettles, two immersion heater elements, 3 showers because of the calcium in the water supply.

    We purchased one of those electronic coil things that wrap around the cold water supply just above the stopcock (main tap) and since there's been no great issues.

    Just to add
    Depends also where the scale is as to what can be used - we previously used Polti Steam Cleaner (not the hand held type) around taps and toilet bowl to blast off the scale

    cillit bang

    chuckiedoll

    Viakal.



    I find this is best. Spray on limescale then leave for a few minutes to soak then use a scouring pad. Final wipe with wet cloth to give the shine

    Lemon Juice or Viakal

    Banned

    waynersheridan

    I've tried the distilled vinegar & coke methods .So what other methods … I've tried the distilled vinegar & coke methods .So what other methods are worth a go ?



    What is it on?

    Kilrock. You can buy it from Amazon. DO NOT breathe the fumes!

    viakal and it's on offer in wilkos

    Harpic limescale remover comes in black bottle...but please carefull as it's extremely string in oder and corrosive

    Cilit bang!

    My dad uses powdered citric acid.

    50 50 water and bleach in a spray bottle, plenty of scrubbing. Open a window while you do this.
    Edited by: "generaloneill" 24th Aug 2016

    Domestos Zero Toilet Limescale Remover - its often in Poundland. It works on everything including plastic showers and kettles etc - use it all the time.

    sufianrahaman

    Harpic limescale remover comes in black bottle...but please carefull as … Harpic limescale remover comes in black bottle...but please carefull as it's extremely string in oder and corrosive


    +1

    Works just as well as viakal and a third of the price (£1 for 750ml)

    foes4you

    Domestos Zero Toilet Limescale Remover - its often in Poundland. It works … Domestos Zero Toilet Limescale Remover - its often in Poundland. It works on everything including plastic showers and kettles etc - use it all the time.


    I hope you don't use that inside your kettle oO

    The Wife.

    Have viakal, cillit bang etc but were not very effective at all. Then tried item below, removed limescale while I watched and only took minutes. Does not drip off like the others or disappear without cleaning. Apply with sponge or cloth, it foams up and sticks to the item you need to clean and then just rinse off. Removed all limescale and only used approx. 5-10 ml. This bottle should last me years.

    homebase.co.uk/en/…290

    Was sceptical but for £4 I gave it a try and it is fantastic.



    Edited by: "Deleteaccount" 25th Aug 2016

    Squirt a good amount of washing up liquid in a spray bottle then fill with vinegar. Spray on limescale, leave overnight and rinse. I find this works for me. Be careful if using in bath because it's slippery till you rinse it away. Good luck and let me know if it worked.

    Harpic do very good limescale removers, only £1 too, can also vouch for Viakal - Cilit bang is useless.

    Op = time waster?

    Waitrose own make limescale remover is excellent.

    Sainsburys own brand limescale remover is also fantastic. Don't leave it in polished chrome for long as will discolour. Make sure to rinse thoroughly
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