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Aqua fuerte

Postby Kathy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:49 am

Can anyone tell me what Aqua fuerte
and disolvente is in English?

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby El Cid » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:14 am

Agua Fuerte is Hydrochloric acid. Also called Spirits of Salts or Muriatic acid.

Disolvente means a solvent. The most common type in Spain is Disolvente Universal which is a mixture of solvents usually containing Toluene and Methanol. I'm not sure if there is a true equivalent in the UK - it's probably classed as too dangerous and someone would drink it!

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby pete_l » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:17 pm

Toluene is a carcinogen, hence not generally available in the UK. If you do get some in Spain, keep it off your skin. (It won't have any immediate effects - apart from possible dermatitus with prolonged use, but long-term exposure won';t do you any good.) Use plastic gloves.

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby Kathy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:00 pm

they sell Aqua fuerte in our local supermarket
and the cleaner uses it like as if it was going out of fashion for marks on the terrace etc etc

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:31 pm

spanish swear by agua fuerte ("hard water") .. its nasty stuff, but it works..

blocked drains?? throw a bottle down it :D cement on tiles? little bit on it. need to clean a white pool surround?? watered down in a watering can and hosed off after 5 min.. shiney white again 8)
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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby george7070 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:13 pm

can anyone tell me if it is safe to use agua fuerte in the pool to reduce the ph level instead of using the normal ph- equivelent, for sale in most pool shops.

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:33 pm

People do but there's no way I would use aguafuerte in my pool for this purpose.

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby george7070 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:10 pm

thankyou i have been arguing with my husband about this my children ended up with bad sunburn it stripped the sunfactor 50+ off their skin it was water resistant. :D

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby El Cid » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:28 pm

Beachcomber wrote:People do but there's no way I would use aguafuerte in my pool for this purpose.
But one of the pool maintenance sites you recently posted recommends it!

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby El Cid » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:34 pm

george7070 wrote:thankyou i have been arguing with my husband about this my children ended up with bad sunburn it stripped the sunfactor 50+ off their skin it was water resistant. :D
Well it obviously wasn't water resistant!

Putting AF in the pool just balances the acidity. If the pool was alkaline then it is chemically possible for it to dissolve the oil that makes the cream water resistant (just like soap in a shower!) but it would need to be dangerously alkaline to do that.

If the pool was acid because of too much AF then it would have the opposite effect and not affect the oil in the sun cream at all.

Try a different sun cream! :) :)

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby fandango » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:44 pm

blocked drains?? throw a bottle down it :D cement on tiles? little bit on it. need to clean a white pool surround?? watered down in a watering can and hosed off after 5 min.. shiney white again 8)
I've been using AF in our pool for years.
An interesting point by spanish-lad regarding "white pool surround". Our surround used to be white! I'd like to give it a try but not sure of the water mix ratio. Any ideas?

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby country boy » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:40 pm

Disolvente is Thinners in England.

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:52 am

last time i did the surround thing i used a bottle (1l) of aguafuerte and then filled the watering can. are they 5l ? 7l? poured it all over then jetwashed the surround 8) came up billiant white. wouldn´t leave it on too long, but it gets rid of all the stains an that from plant pots and stuff.
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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby fandango » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:13 pm

Thanks for the tip spanish_lad. This stuff works a treat!
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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:49 am

country boy wrote:Disolvente is Thinners in England.

er.. and ? 8)
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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby Campo Steve » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:37 am

spanish_lad wrote:
country boy wrote:Disolvente is Thinners in England.

er.. and ? 8)
That's the answer to the original question!
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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby country boy » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:58 am

Thanks Steve you beat me to it Image

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:51 pm

my bad, thought someone had already posted that.

:lol: :lol:

so did your pool surrounds come up whiter than white? like the man whos mum does use new daz ?? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby sheilap » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:15 pm

so does Aque ferte get rid of red wine stains on floor tiles?

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Re: Aqua fuerte

Postby Mowser » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:54 pm

Could somebody tell me what gets rid of agua fuerte stains? I've tried red wine to no avail.
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