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Old 11-10-2015, 07:48 AM   #1
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Cleaning a toilet bowl with a pumice stone

I have a stubborn ring in my toilet bowl which will not come off with a regular brush.

I've read on the Web that you can remove such a ring with a pumice stone. Well, I bought one recently from the Christmas Tree Shop. But I've not used it yet.

I thought it might be a good idea to first ask whether others have used a pumice stone to clean their toilet bowl. My biggest fear is creating scratches on the bowl.
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It's not going to scratch the bowl.
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Pumice is too soft to harm the bowl and unless it it used in conjunction with an acid, if hard water is causing the ring, it will take nearly for ever to remove it.

Lower the water level below the ring and and apply an acid. When the chemical reaction ceases, repeat. Try your pumice between applications. It will remove what the acid loosened.

A common household cleaner " The Works " contains phosphoric acid that is fairly effective. A janitorial supply will have an acid that's strong enough to speed the process but not recommended on stainless or lavatory metal drain fittings. With those I recommend running the bath exhaust fan.
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