I have been doing the AA treatment for almost two weeks now. I think the stains finally lifted after using lots of AA and then lots of extra strength stain free. It turned cloudy so I'm not positive. I'm trying to clear up the cloudiness now. I am using the culater product and it is turning yellow/orange in color. I'm going to now add metal free for the first time. How about using a cationic polymer clarifier? I have a bottle from previous owner? Thanks.