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ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to clean up rust stains in toilets?

November 16, 2012

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I'm having problems with hard water streaks forming in toilets and urinals.

We have tried using CLR and Lime Away with limited luck. Any suggestions?

Friday’s Answer:

rustCertainly. Try an acid bowl cleaner that has a higher concentration of acid than the products you mention you have tried.

Use with a wet pumice stone on heavy build-ups.

Avoid splashes onto skin and into eyes, and keep the acid away from chrome fittings. Use good ventilation  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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