Toilet Bowl Cleaning

modern life interiorsJuly 27, 2008

How do you clean the inside of a toilet bowl where a grey colored ring won't go away.

It is a toto and only one year old.

It is the drake model.

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graywings123

Use a pumice stick. Cheap, effective, no fumes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pumice stick

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 3:05PM
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PRO
modern life interiors

Thanks for the tip.

Anybody else have an idea what to do?
It is always good to get several opinions on th same subject.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 3:59PM
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modern life interiors

Thanks for the tip.

Anybody else have an idea what to do?
It is always good to get several opinions on th same subject.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 4:00PM
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davisgard

I second the pumice stick--always works for me! Same for the rings around the faucet.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 5:20PM
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garyt

I ran A ServiceMaster business and a commercial cleaning business for several years. The best way I found was to put two cups of bleach and two cups of liquid laundry soap in the bowl and let set over night. Make sure that the soap is above the ring in the toilet. Clean with regular brush. We cleand bowls that was not cleaned in several years using this method. If you use a pumice stick, make sure to keep it wet or you can scratch the bowl.
Good luck
Gary

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 8:50PM
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jannie

You can find pumice sticks in drug stores; they are used for pedicures. I got one at my local Rite Aid and it works great on stains. But don't rub too hard, you can get permanent black scratches on the porcelain if you treat it too rough. Been there, done that. By the way, we've had our Toto since 2005. It needed one repair about a year ago, the internal "flapper" broke. Other than that, it's worked fine and I do recommend Toto to anyone planning a toilet installation.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 12:02AM
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lindaco

Another vote for the pumice stick!

For unclogging when heavy duty flanged plungers failed:

Hot(1), dish soapy(2), water suddenly poured(3) from a two gallon bucket from high up a ladder(4) combined four methods into one that has always saved calling the plumber to our house. Although sometimes had to repeat a few times...

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 6:12AM
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patser

Pumice stick here, too.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 7:25AM
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albert_135

We live in one of those desert western suburban communities where the water has a lot of boron. Most cleaners don't remove boron.

I have used the pumice as described above. Auto parts stores have some very fine auto refinishing emery paper that also works.

Recently I have discovered that a toilet bowl cleaner with "bleach" followed by a tolet bowl cleaner with "oxy" (Let the first set awhile and then add the second without rinsing between.) seems to be working if used frequently.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 11:39AM
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