Good Questions: How Can I Get Rid of Bathtub Stains?

AT DC,
I moved into an apartment with old bathtub stains that really gross me out. The former resident's bathmat left dark stains on the bottom of the tub. I love taking baths but wouldn't be able to relax with those icky stains. I've tried various bathroom cleaners and none have gotten rid of the stains. Any ideas? I really miss my bath time!
Thanks,
Sad in the Shower

Dear Sad in the Shower,
We have some ideas for you below the jump...

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We've heard that baking soda, bleach, and vinegar can clean tough bathtub stains. Applying a past of dishwater detergent (let sit for an hour) can also be effective.

Readers: any experience with bathtub stain removal? Let's help Sad in the Shower get back her relaxing baths!

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