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August 12, 2010

White toilet against blue tile floor and wallWe have metal marks left in the toilet bowl from using a snake to get rid of a clog. How can we remove those metal marks?

By Don from West Bend, WI

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August 13, 20102 found this helpful
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Get down and dirty with Barkeepers cleanser and elbow grease. If that doesn't do it nothing will.

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August 13, 20100 found this helpful
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Usually the metal marks are "written" onto the porcelain like chalk on a blackboard.
Watkins Toilet Bowl cleaner or hydrochloric acid cleans that off quickly. Make sure the porcelain is completely dry first. Even the tiniest bit of moisture dilutes the hydrochloric acid to impotence, since they are not allowed to ship the pure stuff any more.

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