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cleaning fake plants

Postby Tenring » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:55 pm

What is the easiest way to clean fake plants, bleach soak, vinegar? Trying to scrub the little leaves seems to pull a bunch of leaves apart.

Thanks for any replies.
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Re: cleaning fake plants

Postby Deeda » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:00 pm

I tried cleaning plastic plants quite a few years ago and used a dilute bleach/water mixture. Unfortunately it must of been too strong as it lightened the color of the plants. Not helpful I know but maybe someone else has some suggestions.

Do you know what type of algae you have?
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Re: cleaning fake plants

Postby Tenring » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:15 pm

Was brown - now changing to green and almost gone from everything except the fake plants. I think I used bleach many, many years ago but could not remember.

Thank you for your help.
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Re: cleaning fake plants

Postby Deeda » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:21 pm

You might want to try some household hydrogen peroxide if you have any handy. Try dabbing on the plants, wait for 5 minutes and try to clean with a toothbrush.

There are also some commercial aquarium plastic plant and ornaments cleaners available but I haven't tried them and don't know what the ingredients in them are.
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Re: cleaning fake plants

Postby Tenring » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:23 pm

guys.jpg


Terrible pic of the guys who want their plants back lol.
They are very healthy but the pick looks like spots and stuff, if a better pic they look great.
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