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trevor f
toilet marked by snake how to remove

I had to use a snake in my porcelain toilet now there are grey marks on it from the metal rubbing. Does anyone know how to remove these marks I have tried comet and a toilet brush with no success.

ed21
Re: toilet marked by snake how to remove

I was going to say soft scrub and rub it with a cloth or sponge. Comet should work too. Turn off the water and flush so you can work directly on the stain.

dj1
Re: toilet marked by snake how to remove

I wonder if a product called "bar keeper's friend" will remove the scratches.

bill
Re: toilet marked by snake how to remove

This has happened to me. The customer got really pissed and i had to replace the bowl at my cost. When you use use a snake what i call a toilet auger you must make sure that if any moving part of the snake touch a part of the toilet you can see that there is plastic protection shield between the parts. The school of hard knocks

Fencepost
Re: toilet marked by snake how to remove

Try a pencil eraser; if a red rubber one doesn't work, try a white vinyl one.

If those don't work, try a pumice stick. They are available from most hardware stores, and some janitorial supply houses. The pumice stick also works on hard water mineral buildup.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: toilet marked by snake how to remove

Barkeepers friend is very good, because it has oxalic acid in it, which dissolves iron oxide. You could also use a metal polish, which will remove metal streaks but should not affect the porcelain.
Casey

t_manero
Re: toilet marked by snake how to remove

Having scratched a few toilets, I duct taped the auger shaft 4-5 inches above the plastic sleeve (overlap) at the J-end (do it in a way the taped area doesn't attract waste material).

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