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Old 11-05-2018, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question Removing hard built up limescale from behind numberplate

Hi all, removed my numberplate for first time in about 9 years and found some white hard scale. I tried clay, Megs Super D, tar remover, TarX and white vinegar with no effect at all. Its a very hard rough deposit.

Is there a decent product I can use?

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Try a lime scale remover https://www.ukofficedirect.co.uk/pro...gLScvD_BwE&s=1

OR a water spot remover http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/carp...SABEgJvbvD_BwE as these are supposed to remove limescale left over from the drying process

However from your explanation I would try the lime scale remover they are basicaly an acid that breaks down the limescale, vinegar even works to some extent
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See if some Koch Chemie FSE will shift it.
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Bang! And the dirt is gone!

Barry Scott says that Cillit Bang is the way forward here!
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Barry Scott says that Cillit Bang is the way forward here!
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Given me an idea, I have some lime scale spray in the bathroom, so will give that a go!
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Given me an idea, I have some lime scale spray in the bathroom, so will give that a go!
Note that some limescale removers can contain strong acids which are not great for paint. Generally the quicker it dissolves limescale the stronger the acid,

If it is limescale then vinegar will dissolve it, it just wont be instant. Softly , softly catchey monkey was a saying used by my Dad, so my advice is to use something milder that takes a little longer, rather than expecting lots of fizzing in an instant.
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Hi guys, just reporting back. The idea of household limescale remover was a winner, I got some after pics. I even cleaned out the plastic screw lugs with cotton buds and IPA as there was rust stains from the screws.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ObuwMcGk8HYTr8ee2
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