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Old 18-03-10, 10:35 AM   #21
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Stuff I have is not that thick, depends how runny your custard is
Its thicker than water though, but I'm not going to put a finger in it to test it.
Says 32% hydrochloric acid on container.
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Old 16-04-10, 02:34 PM   #22
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Cool Limescale Removal

Hi,
Apparantly squezing the juice of a lemon into a kettle then boiling it works quite well, not sure how many lemons you would need for this application. But whatever you decide to use if it needs to be mixed with water then hot water would give the best results, good luck !.

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Old 22-03-18, 05:31 PM   #23
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Citric acid for me. Cheap as chips on flea bay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anhydrous...kGcAdIVAD36sNQ

A kilo will go a long way. I sometimes mix in cheap wallpaper paste that turns the solution into gel that you can paint onto larger surfaces.
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Old 24-03-18, 12:16 AM   #24
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I've used sulfamic acid before, It removes the limescale and the rust too. Ii's more user friendly than hydrochloric acid and is great for descaling your kettle too.
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