I have light brown stains in the toilet bowls at the water line and runing
down from the rim at each outlet hole. I have tried soaking with bleach,
and mild abrasives like Barkeeper's Friend. I know that we have hard
water, but I'm not sure what to use to eradicate these stains. I don't
want to use one of those "blocks" that are rubbed on the porcelain. I
tried one of those in a previous house and it had no effect. Any other
<< Subject: Re: Toilet Bowl Stains
From: "DS" firstname.lastname@example.org >>
<< Just my 2 cents worth. >>
If it's "A penny for your thoughts," and you put in "Your two cents worth,"
what happens to the other penny?
Iron Out, bleach, etc are useless.
Something with oxalic acid in it such as "Stainless Steel Cleaner" work.
Dishwasher detergent left on for an hour or two also works. Denture
cleaner tablets will work for a ring at the water line if you add a bit of
A high concentration of CLR or similar product may work. You might also
try 5star PBX organic cleaner. This stuff is amazing. Found at your
local beer and wine brewers supply store, this stuff will clean the
"burnt" off the bottom of your pans.
There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by
the tail and face the situation. -- WCF
one thing to help keep it from coming back is to use one of the cleaners
that clean with every flush. We have the same problem and only two products
have worked.... lysol toilet bowl cleaner with bleach OR Limeaway...
Nothing else worked.
Ambipur has worked wonders for in between. Used to have to scrub my toilet
every 2/3 days now it is once a week just for cleaning not stains...
On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:59:44 GMT, "Caroline or Greg :P"
Drop in tablets are not a good idea as they can cause clogs and rot
the tank internals. We've been using a Puricle in each of two toilets
for over a year now. The cleaning solution does not go in the tank,
but goes into the overflow tube and so directly in the bowl. We bought
ours at Wal-Mart. To see it, or to order if your Wal-Mart doesn't
carry it: http://www.puricle.com /.
I have no relation to this company other than buying their product.
On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 06:57:38 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
Couple more suggestions: Lime-Away toilet bowl cleaner has worked well
for us and is inexpensive. If the stains are hard water deposits,
avoid bleach as it seems to "set" the stain, making it more difficult
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