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How to Clean a Yellowing Fiberglass Tub

White fibreglass bathtubs are commonplace in most of today's homes. These tubs look great when they are clean, but if they stain or begin to change colour, it is quite obvious.

Fibreglass bathtubs may start to turn a yellowish colour as a result of soap scum or hard water. These stains can be very difficult to remove. However, a mixture of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide will easily remove any stain and restore the tub to its original white colour.

Dilute the hydrogen peroxide with an equal amount of water. Combine this mixture with an equal part of cream of tartar. For example, combine 177ml of hydrogen peroxide and 177ml of water with 340gr of cream of tartar.

Apply the mixture to the stained portion of the fibreglass bathtub and allow the mixture to dry.

Using a nonabrasive scrub brush, clean the mixture off the stained portion of the tub.

Rinse the cleaned area thoroughly with warm water.

Things You'll Need

  • Cream of tartar
  • 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide
  • Water
  • Scrub brush (nonabrasive)
  • Bowl
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Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.