31 Aug 2016

And Then A Shower Tip...

You got a shower cubical or a bath with shower over with a glass door? You live in a hard water area? You sick of cleaning lime scale build-up off the glass of either/or? You bored with this already? In that case, lift that boredom and skip to the song.

We live in a particularly hard water area and as we both take a morning and evening shower, the lime build-up is amazingly quick to appear and, yes, the proprietary lime and grime sprays work but do involve much soaking and rubbing and we have so much more of interest to do. Or as Susan Ertz  said, “... millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”

Upon searching the Inter-Web, and I’m guessing many of you already know this, white vinegar seemed a popular way of shifting it. This did, indeed, cause a slight ripple in that part of my brain partitioned off for the use by my four kilobytes of random access memory which is also where I found the song below lurking, and, while in a store, I chanced to see white vinegar in one of they spray lookin’ bottles. Nothing ventured so I got a bottle at a cost of buttons. This was challenged by the checkout operative who threatened to call security so I was obliged to retrieve my buttons and proffer proper money.

I carefully read the directions... I tell a lie; they were in a font size close to zero so I passed on that but next morning I just sprayed the glass and tiles and left it while I took care of my other pre-shower ablutions. {Should that be ablution’s being the ablution’s belonging to me?} Ten minutes later, I hopped into the shower and rinsed off the area using, not surprisingly, the shower head.

After all showers were completed and giving the area a couple of hours to dry, I took a look. You know what? As clean and clear as could be. So there you go; effortless lime-be-gone with the added advantage of enjoying a shower while taking in a heady aroma reminiscent of fish an’ chips with lashings of vinegar. However, I wouldn’t recommend spraying it on your fish an’ chips. Trust me, there’ll be other stuff in there besides white vinegar...

As a further by-the-by, it seems to have, by some means not yet fully understood by me, of dramatically slowing down further lime scale build-up. This is wot I used and I’m sure there are other brands out there.

Thus ends a post that’s probably bored a bored person into yet deeper boredom and beyond. But, hay, snap out of it and go ride on the wall of death just one more time, okay?


Quote;  Cecil Beaton.

“Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.”


Caratacus said...

Don't underestimate yourself ... the Memsahib is Intrigued (which means that the Caratacus cellar will shortly be inundated with gallons of Mr. Astonish's vinegar elixir). Ho hum.

Meanwhile, not many people are aware that the recent date of 26th August passed with not a single mention of Crécy (the battle of); everyone will be sporting a red poppy in a couple of weeks with nary a thought for those brave chaps who, just a few short years ago, gave the Frenchies a bit of what-ho and how-d'ye-do while enjoying the sort of odds which have stood us so well so many times over the years. Here is Will Skeat, a captain of English Archers, giving a rather good inspirational speech as the snot began to fly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlle_hvXhzg

A K Haart said...

Sounds useful, but does it tarnish shiny aluminium?

Mac said...

If you try it, I hope you’re both as aston... oh dear... happy with the results as wot we are. WARNING checkout answer to Mr A. K. Haart.

Mac said...

A. K. Haart,
I’ll post a snap of the instructions this evening. Your call, as it may be detrimental to trim over time - more so to that ally coated plastic would you think? Us? Early daze and the trim only really gets over spray and it’s on the area for, at an absolute max, ten minutes.