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Old 02-06-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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We periodically need to clean the toilet seal, as indicated by water not staying in the bowl. We use the Sealand Bowl and Seal cleaner. Sealand used to sell these 5" white plastic flexible sticks, rough on one end, that you would slide between the ball and the seal, and it would do a fabulous job of cleaning the seal. Sealand no longer makes these. What techniques do others use to clean the toilet seal?
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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I've used that same cleaner, and I just use a standard round toilet bowl brush to scrub the edges of the seal. If that doesn't do the complete job to get the water to stay in the bowl, I smear a little vaseline around the edges for lubrication, and that works well.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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Vaseline is a no no.
The seal ring is rubber and vaseline is petroleum based and will ruin the seal over time. Use a round stiff bowl brush, wiout any metal on it, and work it around the seal to clean and abraid it. Spray with a silicone spray and should be good to go.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #4
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Jerry, I like yourself have used that cleaning stick with great success. I did not know it was no longer available. Possibly one of those green kitchen scrubbies might do the job. I believe Sealand still makes the liquid that you pour in to help the seal after you clean it. Let us all know how you make out playing in your toilet?
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:46 PM   #5
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On our coach we use a white lithium grease on the seal after cleaning. It's just a basic grease that we were advised by Sealand to use on our former yacht, which had Sealand Vacu-flush heads. I kept a good seal with vacuum on the back side of the seal.

I have found the grease works find after cleaning with normal toilet bowl cleaner and keeps a good seal.
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I made my own cleaning stick from a stick of brazing solder, melted at the end to give a nice little ball, bent with a 90 degree bend. Works every time!
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i took a small wire tie and trimed the sides with sissor works great
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droste, welcome to our website and forums. We are glad to have you with us. I would ask that you go to the New Member Check In forum and formally introduce yourself to the group. You might also want to go into your profile (click on the "Go") button and then personal zone to edit your profile; you can add an avatar (photo image under your user name) if you like or set up a signature that can tell us more about your rig. This will help the rest of us if you have any questions that we might be able to help with. We look forward to reading of your adventure and experiences. Good luck and stay safe.
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I have a plastic tool that came with the coach, and a metal one that I purchased at a camping store.

If I were in need of one again, I would buy a long shaft, small tipped, flat head screwdriver. Heat the end and bend it 1/4 inch from the tip to 90 degrees. I would then have a long tool with a handle on it. I'd drill a hole through the handle and pass a line through it that I could tie to my wrist. I don't ever want to drop one down the hole for any reason.
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