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What can I use to get hard water stains off the back of the loo?

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Snowstorm Mon 26-Sep-11 14:13:56

You know where the water flushes down into the pan - well I appear to have an area of build up leading from there down into the water in the bowl. What can I use to get rid of it? I live in a very hard water area.


Mandy2003 Mon 26-Sep-11 15:21:34

LimeLite spray - it's quite thick so it clings long enough to do its job!

Snowstorm Mon 26-Sep-11 17:10:51

Thank you, will add it to my shopping list!

planetpotty Mon 26-Sep-11 19:28:19

Im sure I have seen on how clean is your house or a show like it that Coke left over night combats it - Anyone tried it?

Greensleeves Mon 26-Sep-11 19:30:04

Oooh, a good friend of mine (also a MNer) told me her success story on this a while ago

she put a bottle of full fat Coke down there, left it overnight, I think, and then chipped all the horrible stuff away with a kitchen knife

I haven't tried it yet blush

Mandy2003 Mon 26-Sep-11 19:30:20

Yes Coke's good but only for "below the waterline and round the bend" stains grin

shteviesunflower Mon 26-Sep-11 19:31:22

If you are meaning the brown stains if you know what i mean, a good scrubbing with a bristly brush usually cleans them right off. Even during d&v.

AmberLeaf Mon 26-Sep-11 19:34:12

Harpic 100% limescale remover

Original or Fresh

Did mine the other day.

Snowstorm Mon 26-Sep-11 19:48:05

Can't use coke as it won't stick to the vertical wall, even if it were true! Not brown stains ... have 2 DC and know how to tackle those! Mean the slightly nicotine'y coloured stains that can leave a mark in hard water areas.

schroeder Mon 26-Sep-11 21:43:09

Pumice stone will do it, it's supposed to not scratch the porcelain, but abrasive enough to remove the limescale iykwim

<don't blame me if it scratches your loo please>

ChameleonCircuit Tue 27-Sep-11 23:27:27

Sainsburys toilet cleaner is the bees knees, and doesn't cost much either. I have never had such limescale-free toilets!

BoffinMum Fri 30-Sep-11 22:26:44

Cif, a scourer and elbow grease?

jenni75 Sun 02-Oct-11 15:08:21

Will second Harpic 100 % limescale remover

Honeydragon Sun 02-Oct-11 15:13:21

Will third Harpic 100%, I'm in a hard water area and its the only thing I've found that works.

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