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Old 12-08-18, 08:22 AM
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ceramic toilet scratch repair

d'oh used a screwdriver to pry a rubber clog remover 'Wham' that was stuck pressurized in drain; couldn't pull it out. This left what look like silver scratches on what I assume is a ceramic toilet bowl. I assume driver scratched thru the ceramic leaving steel visible; but it could be a stain from driver I suppose. I don't know if toilet bowls are solid ceramic, or steel with a ceramic coating. Shall I try bleach? Actually there are water iron stains all over the bowl that could be cleaned too.
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Old 12-08-18, 09:22 AM
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Shall I try bleach?
If its a scratch then bleach isnt going to do anything.

The only repair that I have done was a chip on a tub, purchased some touch up paint, put done 10 coats to fill then wet sanded and polished.

It held up the 5 years that we lived in the house with little kids taking baths!
 
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I'm betting the scratch you see is metal on the ceramic. I have never seen an enameled cast iron toilet. If you run your finger or something over it is it smooth or do you actually feel a scratch or gouge in the ceramic? If you don't feel a gouge into the ceramic then you can scrub with an abrasive cleaner or use a strong acid like Muriatic (hydrochloric).
 
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I'm betting the scratch you see is metal on the ceramic. I have never seen an enameled cast iron toilet. If you run your finger or something over it is it smooth or do you actually feel a scratch or gouge in the ceramic? If you don't feel a gouge into the ceramic then you can scrub with an abrasive cleaner or use a strong acid like Muriatic (hydrochloric).
How to drain all water from toilet? Valve shut off, but ....use a dixie cup?
 
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When I winterize my cabin I use a turkey baster (dedicated for the purpose) to get the water out of the toilet. A large sponge will also work.

Usually flushing with only the water in the tank (hold down the lever until empty) and the water shut off leaves a smaller amount to be removed.
 
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If you don't feel a gouge into the ceramic then you can scrub with an abrasive cleaner or use a strong acid like Muriatic (hydrochloric).
May I suggest a nonabrasive scouring powder. Bon-Ani should remove those metal marks on ceramic.
 
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May I suggest a nonabrasive scouring powder. Bon-Ani should remove those metal marks on ceramic.
I tend to go for the nuclear option right out of the gate. I guess that's why I'm not President.
 
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Try a cleanser that has oxalic acid, like Zud or Barkeeper's friend.
 
 

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