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.
On 6/7/2015 11:48 AM, email@example.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.
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.
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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