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Hard Water Stains and Limescale Deposits Suck

Updated on October 3, 2010
The Worst Scale I've ever seen on a Headstone.  This is "THE BEFORE" Picture.
The Worst Scale I've ever seen on a Headstone. This is "THE BEFORE" Picture.


Hi my name is DAN HALBE and thank you for stopping by my blog page.

If you’re like I was… You’re desperate to find a solution for the hard water stains, mineral deposits, and limescale that are built up all over your loved ones headstone. If you’re a hard water stain sufferer like most of the world, then keep reading and I’ll tell you about my story with my, what seemed to be, endless search for the ultimate answer to finally getting rid of hard water mineral deposits on my Mother's Headstone.

I think by now everyone knows what the heck hard water is. It's everywhere in your house. It's in your sink, your bathtub, your faucets, your pipes, it's on your car, it's on your shower glass and house windows, it's even caked all over your Mom or Dad's Headstone.

I know you've probably tried everything at your local store to get rid of the hard water stains and rust in your house, and I now know that nothing works like they say it does. I tried all those cleaners off the store shelf just like you have,.........................and guess what..................they're all garbage.

The biggest battle I'd like to speak about in this blog will be primarily focused on how I was so consumed with getting my Mother's Headstone monument out at the cemetery back to looking new.

I don't know about you, but I spent over $700 on my Mother's Headstone back in the day. As beautiful as it was when it was new, it began to acquire hard water mineral deposits and limescale almost immediately from the well water sprinkler system at the cemetery.

I called the headstone company that made our stone and they recommended that we use dish soap and water. Are you kidding me, what the heck is that going to do? The only thing that did was polish the limescale deposits.

So I heard about using pumice stone to remove those deposits. I tried a small spot on the headstone and it worked great. But just one big scratched the granite. That's right, now I have a nice small area on my Mom's headstone that looks slightly scratched. Oh well

This is when I found a site that sold the ultimate cleaner.  I found it at the I read through the whole page and actually found it to be pretty educational… especially for a page that was designed to sell me something.

At this point I figured, “To hell with it, this product is cheap enough and if it doesn’t work, it’s no skin off of my back and if it does, I can end this relentless search for the ultimate headstone cleaner.” So I ordered the product that was offered on their site called, HARD WATER STAIN REMOVER and ran straight over to the cemetery

I know it may sound over the top – but within 5 minutes of scrubbing, the hard water mineral deposits were disappearing. Now don't get me wrong, this 40 year old headstone was a worst case scenario, and it took some elbow grease to finish it up, but can you believe what it looked like underneath? Holy Cow!!!! It looked like it did 40 years ago. Brand New.

So I took some pictures of it and ran down to the headstone shop that made her stone many moons ago. The owner was in disbelief and asked me what the heck I used to clean it with. I told him that I bought this stuff on the internet and lo and behold, it worked. I used their cleaner with their special scrub pads, a little elbow grease, and wallah. New Stone!!!

I bet you could probably make a business out of this product and clean people's headstones for $40 bucks a pop. Hey, it's better than buying another headstone to get that new look again, right?

That’s it – That’s how I beat the hard water problem. No harsh chemical removers like Lime Away or CLR, no expensive headstone replacement either, and definitely no Pumice stones. Just a nice eco-friendly product that's even safe around my babies. It's only like $10 bucks too.

I’m a firm believer in this product and I glad to have shared it with you. Try it out for yourself.

Sincerely, Dan Halbe

This the is "The After" picture of that nasty old headstone.  That Amaz Cleaner is killer stuff.
This the is "The After" picture of that nasty old headstone. That Amaz Cleaner is killer stuff.


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      sun city granite 2 years ago

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      578 3 years ago

      Its a scam peoples, hello!!! They are basically sitting back laughing while counting how many orders are still coming while they spend ur money!

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      Monica 3 years ago

      I ordered from on 10/10/14 and it is now 11/29/14 and I still have not received the product. I have sent them 2 e-mails with no response. I think it just sucks they don't post their phone number so I can call them. Does anybody have their phone number?

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      michelle hall 5 years ago

      Because of this article, I ordered 2 units of this amaz. That was on 8/24/12. I still hace not received my order. Now im fighting with them to get a refund or replacement. See, they sent these 2 jars in a priority mail ENVELOPE! And somewhere during shipping the envelope was torn and the jars were lost. I receved the EMPTY ENVELOPE on 9/13/12, and although my $20 order according to amazdepot is insured for $100. That have been rude and no help whatsoever to get my money back or my order. Now, they've stopped replying to me emails asking for hep.

      Michelle Hall

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      Mark 6 years ago

      I'm so pleased the product cleaned your GRANITE. I am a keeper of five old family headstones. Some are Granite so I'm eager to try this out. Because of its harder MOHS scale makeup Granite replaced the softer but at the time more beautiful Marble Headstones in about 1880. There is only one product that the United States Veteran's Cemetaries use on marble. It is made by Kodak and it is called Photo Flo. There is a good article on that tells you about this Kodak Photo Flo product. They strongly recommend that you bring lots of distilled water with you. They STRONGLY recommend that regular tap water....especially water from a cemetary well NEVER be used. I will be cleaning a 149 year old centograph of an ancient mariner relative in a few weeks. The stone has turned black....from what I find out are chemicals left back in the 1960's when my grandmother used soap to clean this stone...which is strongly NOT RECOMMENDED by historical committees. Again I can't wait to try your recommended product on the younger GRANITE headstones.

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      Sue 7 years ago

      Be careful what kind of gravestone you are talking about. I wouldn't use this on marble or granite headstones. Marble is especially soft and will absorb the cleaner, with possible long-term effects.

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      Randy 7 years ago

      I've tried other products that just don't work. You made it easy to buy. I just clicked on the link your provided. Thanks.

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      Jeff 7 years ago

      I used it on my glass shower door after years of hard water build up. Now I can see through it.

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      John R. 7 years ago

      This is neat stuff. Thanks for sharing it Dan!

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      Karen 7 years ago

      Thank goodness, a cleaner is now available. I'll order some right away. I'll bet your product can be used to clean other things....maybe granite countertops.

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      AJ 7 years ago

      what an improvement, thanks for sharing!

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      Katie 7 years ago

      Yes it does. I used to clean my fathers headstone and the AMAZ is amazing!

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      Steve 7 years ago

      Does this AMAZ stuff really work?

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      Katie 7 years ago

      I needed a headstone cleaned. I purchased the Amaz product from the link in your story. Thank you it worked beautifully.

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      VirWeirstein 7 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Good Luck Katie. Did you have a headstone that needs cleaning or do you have other issues pertaining to Hard Water Stains or Limescale mineral deposits? Headstones can be the toughest thing to clean, especially the older ones that have been sitting out for decades. That Amaz water stain cleaner is awesome.

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      Katie 7 years ago

      Thank you for this bit of information. I'm going to buy some AMAZ.