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Old 07-20-2015, 03:36 PM   #1
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Cleaner/Shower faucets peeling

What do you folks use to clean the shower stall? We have the putty color one and have always had great luck with a spray foam type non abrasive cleaner, but it appears the faucets can't be exposed to much:

Never use cleaners containing abrasive cleansers, ammonia, bleach, acids, waxes, alcohol, solvents or other products not recommended for plated metal or plastic finishes. This will void the warranty

I'm on my second set of plumbing fixtures, and all of the nickel finish is peeling again.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:56 PM   #2
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Try using Clean Shower in a spray bottle. Spray it on walls and glass daily while showering. It is fairly effective at removing/preventing scum and soap stains, etc. We are also using a water softener which also reduces hard water scale build up. I started using a portable water softener in the desert last winter because of the scaly skin from hard water and the scale build up in the faucets. It is well worth the $200. I had to R&R the kitchen faucet which started leaking because of internal scale build up. No problem after using softener.

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Old 07-21-2015, 02:52 AM   #3
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Ours looks the same way. We thought it was just that all of the shipping plastic did not get peeled off and is now just wearing off.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:22 AM   #4
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Ours is starting to look that way also, but not quite that much. It does have some spots of corrosion on ours (patina look), and we don't even use the soap dish! There may be a DIY cleaner that may work to prevent it from happening in the first place, but I have to find the recipe online. Will post it, if I find it.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:31 AM   #5
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Under the brushed nickel, they are just chrome. Last time the dish, faucet, shower head, and the two wall brackets all peeled. I haven't looked that close this time yet, just noticed the soap dish doing it again.

Now I realize I'm being told its the cleaner I'm using, but why isn't my Brushed nickel oxygenics shower head doing it that has been on there for over a year....
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:50 AM   #6
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Brad - it likes you more than the fixture does. LOL
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Before exiting the shower while everything is still wet we use Turtle Wax Wax & Dry & old towel on walls, fixtures, doors, but not the floor, no water spots & no peeling.
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Could it be the quality of the fixture supplier that Redwood uses ?
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Your right Rosey. They picked up a ton of the chromed versions and buyers wanted brushed nickel. What to do? Spray or dip them in a solution to make them look like brushed nickel. The results they hoped would hold up for a few years. NOPE! Mine started the process of degrading from month five. We do not use anything strong just normal usage. Check out your sink drain. Ours never looked right. The shower is waxed three or four times every year and that looks new and fresh all the time except for the lovely fixtures. You can't win. By the way real brushed nickel or chrome is usually on a real metal base and not white metal. Something about electro bonding.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:04 PM   #10
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So it's probably not my cleaner?
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