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Old 11-08-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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Scratched the hell out of my toilet the other day when unclogging it. Tried using Softscrub but it didn't do much. Got a tip to use Bar Keepers Friend cleanser with a Scotchbrite pad. Well the results speak for themselves.
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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#1 Should have been using a closet auger if the clog was in the toilet it self not a snake.
Remove the toilet if snaking the drain line.
A Prumus stone is what I would have used.
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JoeCaption is right.

But on the bright side, its already scuffed up for some paint...If you could live with that.
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Agree with Joe, but what's done is done. You just want it to look better at this point.

I really don't know how to get those scratches out. You may have to pull the toilet to paint the porcelien to make it look half way decent again. Idk.

At that point, may as well replace it. Too bad, it looks like a fairly new one. Luckily they're not that expensive.

Stay tuned, others may have more suggestions/ideas on what you can do to make it look better.

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JoeCaption is right.

But on the bright side, its already scuffed up for some paint...If you could live with that.
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I really don't know how to get those scratches out. You may have to pull the toilet to paint the porcelien to make it look half way decent again. Idk.

At that point, may as well replace it. Too bad, it looks like a fairly new one. Luckily they're not that expensive.

Stay tuned, others may have more suggestions/ideas on what you can do to make it look better.
I think you two may have misunderstood. I did get the scratches out by using the Bar Keepers Friend and a Scotchbrite pad. Maybe I should of labeled the photos.
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I think you two may have misunderstood. I did get the scratches out by using the Bar Keepers Friend and a Scotchbrite pad. Maybe I should of labeled the photos.
LOL -I understood, but perhaps that was because I have a bottle of Barkeeper.

Thanks for sharing
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LOL -I understood, but perhaps that was because I have a bottle of Barkeeper.

Thanks for sharing
Yeah I was surprised with how quick & easy they came out with the Bar Keepers. Next time I'll wait and borrow my buddy's closet auger when plunging doesnt work.
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If the surface is truly ceramic that is only surface discoloration because ceramic has been used to machine steel for several decades.
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Yeah I was surprised with how quick & easy they came out with the Bar Keepers. Next time I'll wait and borrow my buddy's closet auger when plunging doesnt work.
A closet auger will leave marks too- just not as bad.
An old rubber floor mat laid in the toilet will help
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I think you two may have misunderstood. I did get the scratches out by using the Bar Keepers Friend and a Scotchbrite pad. Maybe I should of labeled the photos.
Sorry hamerlane, totally misunderstood your post. Luckily eplumber knew what you were talking about.
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Scratched the hell out of my toilet the other day when unclogging it. Tried using Softscrub but it didn't do much. Got a tip to use Bar Keepers Friend cleanser with a Scotchbrite pad. Well the results speak for themselves.
Very nice. I use BarKeepers Friend too (or Bon Ami) for metal marks on toilets and bathroom sinks. They also work well on my stainless steel pots and pans, window fans, stand fans, air conditioner, etc.
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Old problem, they come right off with everything a plumber has on their truck emery cloth, plumber roll mesh or standard while the toilet has water in it just buff away, the scuffs come right off,

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