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Removing metal marks in toilet bowl caused by drain snake

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Man_Beach, 27 Sep 2020.

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  1. Man_Beach

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    I had a blockage in my toilet - after trying various methods to clear it I finally invested in a 'drain snake'. This cleared the blockage - but I'm left with metal marks in the bowl from the spiral of the snake. Initially I thought it was grease but now I'm not so sure. I'm pretty sure it's not scratched. So far I've tried various ways to remove it with no success:
    1. Kitchen pan scourer (one of those green abrasive pads) with a general purpose cleaner
    2. Ordinary toilet bleach and toilet brush
    3. Washing soda

    Any suggestions please?
     

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  3. Nige F

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    Get a cramer china and bath rubber from Toolstation
     
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    Thanks - I'll give it a go
     
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    Or a magic eraser.
     
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    Before going to the expense of buying something I looked around to see what else I had in the house.
    Viakal Ultra took it off, no problems.
     
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    Your toilet pan is enamel. You should never use Viakal on enamel!!! It really damages the surface of the enamel. Trust me, I know, I’ve done it.

    I’ve taken the sheen off the bottom of our enamel bath using that stuff on it. Never again.
     
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    No, Sunshine32. My toilet bowl isn't enamel - it's ceramic. The label warns about using it on old/damaged enamel but it's OK on ceramic. It even has a picture of a toilet bowl on the label
     
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    Jiff/Cif Lemon cleaner works a treat.
     
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    Ah yes, silly me. Our enamel bath wasn’t old or previously damaged but that didn’t make a difference sadly. Never mind.
     
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