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Cleaning a stubborn vintage mug?
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-06-11 8:59 pm   Permalink


On 2010-06-11 20:32, Doctor Z wrote:

On 2010-06-11 19:33, Hakalugi wrote:

On 2010-06-10 18:52, 1961surf wrote:
CLR will removes hard water mineral stains .

I just read this about CLR cleaner:

"I just wanted to comment on the use of CLR in your home. DO NOT DO IT! My brother (who was 23 at the time) moved a piece of equipment that had been cleaned with CLR and unknowingly got a tiny bit of CLR on a cut on his finger. Within a few hours, he had bizarre symptoms which persisted through the evening. My parents took him to the ER and at first they thought he might have meningitis and quarantined him. Ultimately, he ended up in Intensive Care for one week, he went from a very muscular 155 pound man to a skeletal 110. He actually died twice, but they were able to revive him. The reports came back pointing to CLR, he had gone into toxic shock from it. DO NOT USE THIS STUFF IN YOUR HOME WITH ANYTHING THAT WILL COME IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE! My brother is very lucky to be alive. The doctors told him that he will have heart issues later in life due to the stress that he endured with his heart rate being elevated for so long (he had a 180+ heart rate for 4 days straight).


Ummm... I don't really think so...

True, it does say to wear gloves while using it, but I was using CLR on my truck just last week (I'd inadvertantly parked under a drippy, rusty pipe a while back and rec'd a bunch of rust stains on the hood) when I accidentally knocked the bottle over and pretty much soaked myself with it. All over both arms, hands, legs & feet. Soaked through my shorts & socks - I was swimming in it, practically. Wiped it all off with some paper towels and kept working. No big deal. I didn't die, not even once. In fact, it didn't even burn or cause any amount of discomfort, other than wasting most of the bottle of CLR. Maybe the guy in the story above has some bizzarro CLR allergy or something. (Or else I have some even-more-bizzarro CLR immunity!! I wonder what kind of cocktail I can mix with CLR? Hmmm...)

Yeah, if it is even true, it would have to be the combination of the guy being allergic to it and the "fact" that he got the stuff into his bloodstream via the cut on his finger. Still, getting stuff like CLR on your skin and getting CLR into your bloodstream are two very different things.

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