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Old 02-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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The bolts that hold the toilet tank in place were leaking and I replaced them with no problem. The drip was running down the bolt and onto the floor the water rusted the bolt but now the white tile has a rust spot that I can't seem to clean....it seems to gotten into the tile...any idea how I might be able to remove the stain.

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I wonder if your mistaken....

Is it a glazed tile? Should be impervious to staining if so...

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Old 02-07-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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It must be a cheap floor tile.... my wife always hated them and complained that they are impossible to keep clean. Now that I have these rust stains she tells "well we can always redo the bathroom"
I was hoping someone had a trick or some homemade remedy to get the stain out...
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Jad:

Try using a Magic Eraser on the stain.

You see, if the tile is porous, or even rough, then the rust may be in tiny crooks and crevices that brush bristles are too large to get into. Magic Erasers are made from a "foam" (kinda) that has microscopically small fibers that will get into tiny cracks that are too small to see.
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You might also try giving CLR a try if you haven't already.
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Or a jackhammer.....hey...your wife would be happy
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Oxyclean is a wonderful cleaner for tile & grout.
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Guys, for all we know it could be marble, so recommending CLR or such isn't a good move.
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Guys, for all we know it could be marble, so recommending CLR or such isn't a good move.
Good point, CLR will react with marble, but I would hope that one would read the instructions on any product before using it.

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