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Old 11-21-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Talking Ring (rust) around the bowl

Has anyone come up with anything to clean the water/rust ring around the toilet bowl at the water line?
Thanks.
(submitted at the risk of taking great abuse from the assembled Alpine masses)
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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I've used a pumice stone (yes, the same kind you use to smooth rough heels/elbows) to remove the ring from our porcelain toilet. Gently scrub with the pumice stone & the ring will dissappear.

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Old 11-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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Dave,

Since you are expecting great abuse, we would hate to disappoint you. An optimist will never be pleasantly surprised.

I replaced the whole toilet. The ring went away. There are a few drawbacks with that approach, but it worked.

I would think a little Lime-Away should remove it. That should remove calcium deposits left from hard water.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Again, more abuse...we installed Frank Rouse's R/O system...no rings, great water. It's all good.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
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Try Iron Out. It's powder and you can get it at Lowes,Home Depot Wal-Mart. If your white tee-shirts are turning yellow you can even add it to your wash. It's a powder. You wet the surface and sprinkle it on. It's probably iron stains from the water.
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RUSTAID you can get it at Home Depot.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:33 AM   #8
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CLR should remove it quite easily.
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David- maybe you have too much iron in your diet?
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David- maybe you have too much iron in your diet?
Rusty iron.
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Maybe if Dave quits biting his nails?
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If we put our heads together we should be able to iron out this problem.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:29 PM   #13
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Hmmmmm, all the ideas posted would work. Replacing the toilet was the most expensive solution. I liked the pumice stone idea the best, however, one suggestion was the RO system. This is also a great idea, or you can get an external filters between the water supply and the coach, and the cartridge would/should remove iron, and chlorine as a minimum. There are different filter cartridges you can get, and some people hook up two filter housings. Happy travels.
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Since I have had Vagabond RO systems in both of my Alpines I didn't give much thought to the rust ring around the toilet in this thread. During the Holidays at home I discovered some lime on one of the bath room faucets even though I have a soft water system. Haven't ever seen rust or lime in my Alpine. So if you want great water, get a Vagabond RO System. Or if you want to buy a great Alpine Coach with a Vagabond RO already installed, see Vagabondman in the classified section. Better yet tell your friends.
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