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Suzie Q

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Hi!
I purchased a couple shower mats, that fit inside the shower. They are clear rubberized and have a pebble effect, with holes here and there. I have found them turning brown, despite washing them on occasion, in the washing machine.
Has anyone had luck getting them to look "crystal clear," again?
Thanks!
 

seashanty

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is this from rust in the pipes? i have that problem in a white sink ... the sink gets discolored from chemicals in the water i'm told.
i like baking soda for these kinds of stains and i put those mats right in the laundry. and i agree, i hang dry.
 

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I wash mine in the washer with the guest towels (with a oxiclean) and then hang them to dry. They always dry clear again.
ETA: If a guest uses one, they get a fresh one when we freshen the room. Maybe that's why they've stayed clear. Also, we are on City water.
 

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Did you try bleach? I have a room with a kitchen sink and the sink mat is white but always turns brown from use. I fill the sink half way and add bleach and its gone and white as can be.
 

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for the sink i alternate ... usually baking soda paste, sometimes orange cleaner, sometimes i use the dishwasher detergent, once in a great while a little bleach in standing water. whatever i use, it has to sit there a while to work.
 

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I'm using vinegar (white vinegar), citric acid, oxalic or bleaching liquid
 
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