Brown stains in toilet

These stains, especially if they are brown/rust looking and are streaking d own from the toilet bowl rim are caused by hard water, ie calcium and miner al deposits. I thoroughly cleaned them off with CLR, took a lot of sdraping with a plastic scraper. Then what i did was to put 3 Overnight Polident de nture cleaner IN THE TANK, and leave it in overnight, when the toilet won't be flushed for several hours. If you see the stains reappear, put in 3 tab lets for 3 to 4 nights in a row.
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On 6/7/2015 11:48 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I turned off the water to the toilet, flushed and plunger-ed the remaining water out of the bowl, then spread Lysol toilet cleaner on the bowl surface undiluted, (the thick, syrupy blue stuff that contains acid), walked away for and hour, came back, turned the water back on, flushed, and the water stains were gone. Also worked for the shower base.
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On Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 6:08:21 PM UTC-5, Paul Marks wrote:

ng down from the toilet bowl rim are caused by hard water, ie calcium and m ineral deposits. I thoroughly cleaned them off with CLR, took a lot of sdra ping with a plastic scraper. Then what i did was to put 3 Overnight Poliden t denture cleaner IN THE TANK, and leave it in overnight, when the toilet w on't be flushed for several hours. If you see the stains reappear, put in 3 tablets for 3 to 4 nights in a row.


I'm not sure what is in the blue goop but most bowl cleaners are either pho sphoric acid or hydrochloric acid. Phosphoric acid is safer to use and shou ld be your first defense against mineral deposits. If the deposits are heav y, switch to hydrochloric acid. Note that hydrochloric acid will turn chrom e black. You can also use a pumice stone as long as it is kept wet while in use to prevent scratching the porcelain. Streaks coming down from the rim are often caused by water continuously leaking past the flapper or the over flow tube--in which case new parts are needed.
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You need to get the blue goop into the discharge from the tank to the toile t and then into the rim. Shut the water off, flush the toilet, holding the handle down until the water runs out of the tank down to the level of the flapper valve, and then pour the blue goop into the hole to the toilet itse lf. If it is too thick to flow, use a little water to thin it out until it will flow into the toilet and spread around the inside of the rim. You mi ght be able to use a flexible wire to spread it around the rim from the hol e in the tank. Let it sit for several hours and then flush a few times to get all the loosened crud out.
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On Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:35:46 PM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net wrote:

What is the blue goop? Lysol toilet bowl cleaner?
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