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Fiberglass Scouring Cleanser

Making your own heavy-duty fiberglass scouring cleaner is simple and effective. This tried and true old fashioned recipe uses whiting powder, an ingredient commonly used in homemade household cleaners.

Whiting is a very fine powder composed mostly of calcium carbonate. As a mild abrasive whiting powder can also be used shine stainless steel, marble, glass, silverware, copper as well as other nonferrous metals.

As mentioned, it’s a common ingredient in homemade household cleaner recipes and a little goes a long way.

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Fiberglass Scouring Cleanser

You’ll Need:
1/2 cup shaved or powdered Ivory Soap
1 Tbs borax
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 T. whiting (plus up to 2 more teaspoons, as needed)

In a large plastic bowl, mix soap and borax into the water until dissolved.

Add whiting gradually, checking the consistency and degree of abrasiveness after each addition. Transfer the mixture into a squeeze-top container, such as a plastic condiment bottle. Repurpose a mustard or ketchup container for this, just be sure to label it well!

Squeeze some of the cleanser onto a damp sponge or lint-free cloth and scrub gently. Rinse and dry.

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