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Can the hansgroeh mistral showerhead be dismantled for descaling?

WE live in a hardwater area - all shower heads get extremely clogged even with frequent cleaning with vinegar/ chemicals etc. My husband decided to open the hansgrohe shower head for clearing lime debris - but now i can't seem to be able to put it back together !! Is it possible to fix it??

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SOURCE: I have lime deposits and hard water spots on my

use a product called CLR (calcium lime rust0 do not scrub.

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