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post #1 of 16
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Over the past week or two I've noticed that my toilet has a yellow ring color where the water level fills up to and it is also along where the water runs when you flush the toilet. I have tried bleach, kazoom, all kinds of cleaners, and I just can't get it out! This just happened recently so I don't know what caused it and it gets cleaned on a weekly/biweekly basis. Any advice would be appreciated.
post #2 of 16
Have you tried the Clorox Bleach Powder?? It's in a tall skinny can. We always use that stuff to clean really bad stains in the bathroom/kitchen and it works great.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
Have you tried the Clorox Bleach Powder?? It's in a tall skinny can. We always use that stuff to clean really bad stains in the bathroom/kitchen and it works great.
Not yet, but I will try anything!
post #4 of 16
This may sound a little weird but I got it from the TV show How Clean is Your House and it really works. Coke or any type of Cola, you pour it in leave for 15 minutes then clean with a brush. I have hard water and get yellow discoloration as well and I did try it and it worked...
post #5 of 16
Comet works for us.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
This may sound a little weird but I got it from the TV show How Clean is Your House and it really works. Coke or any type of Cola, you pour it in leave for 15 minutes then clean with a brush. I have hard water and get yellow discoloration as well and I did try it and it worked...
Does this work for above the water level too? We have a very old toilet in the 2nd bathroom with the same yellow stains.
post #7 of 16
Try cleaning with CLR: http://www.jelmar.com/CLRbasic.htm. Sounds like there is some rusting or something that is in your water.
post #8 of 16
Is it like a ring all the way around to where the water level is? Go get a pumice stone and rub it all over the part that has the discoloration like you are scrubbing it, It won't hurt the bowel and they work like magic.. You can get them at Walmart most hardware stores etc, they look like a block and there cheap.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Crazyforinfo View Post
Does this work for above the water level too? We have a very old toilet in the 2nd bathroom with the same yellow stains.
It Should, it bubbles up above the water line when you pour it in. If the stains are really bad you might have to repeat it a couple of times or leave it a bit longer then 15 minutes..
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
This may sound a little weird but I got it from the TV show How Clean is Your House and it really works. Coke or any type of Cola, you pour it in leave for 15 minutes then clean with a brush. I have hard water and get yellow discoloration as well and I did try it and it worked...
I have plenty of coke so I will try it! lol Will that work for the sides also?
post #11 of 16
That's a hard water rust stain. Pick up some CLR at the grocery store. Pour some in, stir and let it sit.
post #12 of 16
I've heard that denture cleaning tablets are also good for that, but I've never tried it myself. I did try them once for removing the yellowish color that nail polish will sometimes leave on your nails -- and it did work!
post #13 of 16
Denture cleaning tablets work wonders on china cups too!
As for the toilet, I would try white vinegar or CLR, or give the Coke a whirl. I haven't tried using Coke to clean a toilet before, but it sounds like an appropriate use for that stuff!
post #14 of 16
I've heard about the pumice stone recently. You might also want to remove most of the water out of the toilet too. Otherwise contact a plumbing supply store as they may have specific products that can remove the stain.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
I bought some CLR. Figured I'd start there. Then I'll try coke.
post #16 of 16
We have that problem, it builds up and gets cleaned every couple of weeks with comet. It works really good. I have been wanting to buy clr bathroom and kitchen cleaner and try that out.
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