What is this unsightly orange stain in the plastic shower pan and how do I get

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Old 11-21-20, 07:29 PM
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What is this unsightly orange stain in the plastic shower pan and how do I get

rid of it?

Tried the goo gone spray and foaming and scrubbed the tar out of it but the orange stain is standing its ground.

Any other ideas short of bringing out the sander?

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Not going to guess what it is (ew). I'd try something with chlorine bleach, such as X-14 spray or Ajax/Comet cleanser.
 
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Old 11-21-20, 09:19 PM
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Foaming Kaboom. Sticks and works well. Has bleach and has fumes.
Spray the area, get out and let it sit for an hour. Come back in and rinse it off.

I get it in the supermarket. Walmart has it.
Foaming Kaboom
 
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Old 11-22-20, 04:52 AM
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It is most likely either a type of mold or iron from the water.
Depending how worn the surface is the stain could be permanent.
If mold you could soak a rag with a strong bleach/water mix, lay wet rag on stain and keep it wet for a time.
If rust you could make a paste out of a powdered iron remover and water. Spread the paste on the stain and keep it wet.
Laying plastic food wrap on the paste would keep it wet longer.
 
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Old 11-22-20, 09:05 AM
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Iron stain was my first thought also.

If it's an older pan, in that it's lost some of it's surface coat then the stain is probably into the substrate and going to be difficult to get out.

In tile showers an acid based grout cleaner works but in a fiberglass/acrylic tub it probably will do more damage!
 
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Probably a rust stain! Where the's kaboom there was supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom!
 
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Tried everything, was about to give up, a buddy suggested CLR (Calcium/Lime/Rust) and 220 grit sandpaper, it worked
 
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Old 12-31-20, 02:31 AM
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220 grit sandpaper, it worked
That may have removed the stain, but what did it do to the finish?
 
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I didn't know the shower pans had a clear-coat type finish, I thought it was just plastic and when you sand down it goes down to more plastic, no?
 
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Old 01-03-21, 04:01 PM
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I have had good luck removing that kind of stain with the liquid toilet bowl cleaner.
 
 

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