Toilet peeling funny stain - not gross but funny photo

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  1. The lucky duck

    The lucky duck Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    new inv prop build 1970s

    has anyone come
    Across this!?!

    toilet looks like it is peeling.

    is this lime scale

    how do
    We fix it !!!
     

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I presume you are talking about the dark stain on the bottom?
    It is far too even (and mirror image) to be limescale or any other build up, looks like some sort of structural fault.
    Best option probably to replace - built 1970s means it is 50 years old.
     
  4. DaveM

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    Its a target for splashdown.

    Turn water off, drain the pan (rubber gloves, large sponge, soak and squeeze) then pour a 2L bottle of coke down there, let it sit overnight, turn water back on and flush
     
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  5. Charlotte30

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    Could try "Spirits of Salts". Very powerful, so be careful. Just poor into toilet bowl and leave for 24 hours. Sparkling clean. I use it in toilet bowls that are brown due to lack of regular cleaning and do not respond to bleach or scrubbing.
     
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    Just put a smiley face at the bottom and you have a bespoke toilet.
     
  7. Shogun

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    Old designed toilet bowls don't always flush well with new water saving cisterns.
     
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  8. ChrisP73

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    It's just lime scale, that's discolourded. Seen it before. A couple of doses of liquid pool acid and some brushing will do it. Make sure you take safety precautions. Eye protection, gloves, long sleeves and ventilation.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember eating any limes which looked like that. :eek:
     
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    I keep reading the title of this thread without the "l"!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    The Y-man
     
  11. Scott No Mates

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    So did I.
     
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  12. ellejay

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    My hubby has cleaned alot of those. I'll ask him for details but he's a cheapskate, so I know for fact it involved rubber gloves, and mainly good, old fashioned elbow grease.
     
  13. paulF

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    Try some bleach first and see how you go
     
  14. Paul@PFI

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    Is its truly an old loo the porcelain surface may have been eroded through abrasion and will be course and the surface lower than the white areas around it - Use gloves and feel. This may compromise the porcelain. If cleaning doesnt work and its eroded - replace. DIY using lightly moist sand & cement bed with new fittings and cistern. Not as expensive as many think.
     
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    Coke has little food acid in it. The old story about dissolving bones is fake news. A cup of vinegar has far more acid than coke. Vinegar = 5% acid. Coke 0.017%... 18.25 litres of coke = 1 cup vinegar.
     
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    that pic freaked me out, looked like an alien was looking angry up at you,
     
  17. Shogun

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    Bunnings sell washing machine cleaner (supermarket too)

    Salfamic acid is what you use to remove mineral scale
     
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    Haha, you`re on the right track, but vinegar just won`t cut it.

    Use hydrochloric acid.
    This stuff: Bondall 1L Hydrochloric Acid

    Best to evacuate most of the water first then just pour it in straight out of the container and stand back. Smokes up and smells ***** but absolutely nothing will clean a toilet as well. Absolutely nothing!

    Sure some of those well meaning, ultra safety type people who have not actually tried it may post negative comments, but take it from a landlord who over the years has resurrected many ****** toilets like brand new. Try it, be amazed! Save many hours scrubbing or many hundreds of $$$ replacing something unnecessarily.
     
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    I've never heard of Spirits of Salts, where do you buy it?

     
  20. Shogun

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    Washing machine cleaning acid is safe.

    HCL used to clean bricks is a lot more dangerous