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KaraLynn
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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012, 5:54pm
Subject: Vinegar not working to clean off white spots from Easy Off
 

Sorry if I'm posting incorrectly again.  I tried vinegar to get the white spots off from the Easy Off on the base of the Technivorm and the plastic lid on the water tank and it didn't work.  I know Craig said to try Mequire's Body Scrub that they use on automobile's I think.  I have to see if they have that around here somewhere.

In the meantime any other ideas?  I can't stand to live with this.  I take such good care of it and someone carelessly did this and I hope there is something that will take it off.
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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012, 7:56pm
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It sounds as if an actual abrasive must be used for removing what you want, instead of using the chemical stuff.
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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012, 9:11pm
Subject: Re: Vinegar not working to clean off white spots from Easy Off
 

But what abrasive without damaging the "chrome" on the base?  They look like flat white spots.
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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 6:44am
Subject: Re: Vinegar not working to clean off white spots from Easy Off
 

Begin by using a paste consisting of baking soda.
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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 8:57am
Subject: Re: Vinegar not working to clean off white spots from Easy Off
 

Just so I do this right and not further damage it, just use a little baking soda with water?
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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 9:21am
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Just enough water to make a thick paste and don't worry about any damage.  The abrasive quality of baking sodo WILL NOT SCRATCH METAL.  (emphasis added)
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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 1:53pm
Subject: Re: Vinegar not working to clean off white spots from Easy Off
 

Or use tooth paste, that is a very fine abrasive too.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 8:05pm
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Will toothpastes that are labeled as whiteners leave scratches, as they're quite aggressive on tooth enamel?
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Posted Sun Jan 15, 2012, 4:18pm
Subject: Re: Baking Soda & Toothpaste Not Working to get off white spots
 

I tried these two products to clean the white spots off the chrome base of the Technivorm and neither is working.  The only other suggestion was the Mequire's Body Scrub which I need to pick up.  Any other thoughts?  I see both lids also have the white spots all over them.  I called IDrink Coffee to see if they could order replacement lids but it's been over a week and haven't heard back yet.  I thought if I could order them in Canada it would be cheaper.

These white spots are driving me "crazy"!!!!
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Posted Sun Jan 15, 2012, 4:48pm
Subject: Re: Baking Soda & Toothpaste Not Working to get off white spots
 

My suspicion is that the chemicals in Easy Off created a reaction that changed the composition of the metal -- chemical corrosion.  Those spots may not come off.  Good luck.

 
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