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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-08-2003 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought some CLR to try to remove some rust off some plastic trim pieces and I have to report it was a total failure.

Their instructions say to use full strength for 2 minutes, well 20 minutes didn't work, 200 minutes wouldn't work. The stuff didn't even move a molecule of iron oxide.

The stuff is a total waste of money as far as I can see.

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mellowyellow
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posted 03-08-2003 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is it supposed to be. What does CLR stand for?? Crud
Loves
Rust

How is it SUPPOSED to work?? How much???

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-08-2003 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry...

It stands for Calcium, Lime, and Rust Remover. They show it on tv {should have been my first clue} taking calcium and lime deposits off shower heads by just soaking and taking rust off by just dunking in it.

Reality is totally different. I soaked the part for a long time and it didn't even tickle it.

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mach72
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posted 03-08-2003 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach72   Click Here to Email mach72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, I just wanted to say that the CLR product works great on removing crud from shower heads and faucet aereators. Maybe they should call this product C&L remover. I don't know of any use on our cars though. Thanks for a great forum. Tom

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-10-2003 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Tom.

I think CLR stands for Can't Lift Rust.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-21-2003 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It works very well on shower heads, indeed, I found out. Now I don't feel so bad about buying it.

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N266fords
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posted 10-21-2003 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve I thought Plactic did not rust? am i missing something? Naval jelly works great to get rid of ruct fast..What about baking soda? Bruce

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-21-2003 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by N266fords:
Steve I thought Plactic did not rust? am i missing something?

The screws attached to it does.

I fixed the parts the old fashioned way. I replaced them.

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N266fords
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posted 10-21-2003 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Oz Scott
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posted 10-29-2003 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Oz Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to have pretty good results soaking screws, nuts and bolts in WD-40 over night. Can you even get that here in the US?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-29-2003 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WD-40 is a US product, so yes, we can get it here.

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adragon8u
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posted 01-12-2004 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Caught this thread a little late but I used clr to remove rust of of car radio chassis and it works real well. I would let the pieces lay in a tub of it for about 15 min. then wipe off and rinse well because it will leave a film if you don't.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-15-2004 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can tell you for sure it won't remove rust from plastic. Didn't even touch it.

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