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Toilet help please!

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FourForYouGlenCoco Wed 26-Oct-16 11:02:09

Apologies in advance for v boring and slightly grim post, but: we moved house in May. Old owners left everything utterly filthy. Stuff mostly clean & sorted now but the toilet really bothers me: there's this ring of manky gunk round the edge. How do I get it off?!
Have tried:
Vinegar/vinegar+ bicarb
Lime scale remover
Toilet cleaner
Neat bleach

Hoping someone has a magic solution for me!

JohnLapsleyParlabane Wed 26-Oct-16 11:04:37

Remove as much of the water as you can then pour a bottle of Coke into the pan. Proper Coke, not Diet. Leave overnight then clean as normal.

takesnoprisoners Wed 26-Oct-16 11:08:50

Shut off the water inlet, flush, remove as much water as you can from the pot and then use spirit of spirits from B&Q or homebase and clean up. Be careful with the stuff and follow the instructions on the bottle.

FourForYouGlenCoco Wed 26-Oct-16 11:09:42

Oh and just because: this is what it looked like when we moved in! So it's a lot better, but still not perfect sad

FourForYouGlenCoco Wed 26-Oct-16 11:10:26

Ooh, xpost. Thanks both!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Oct-16 11:12:05

Marigolds and a good scrub with a rough sponge?

Ineverpromisedyouarosegarden Wed 26-Oct-16 11:20:39

Marigolds and a brillo pad

Ineverpromisedyouarosegarden Wed 26-Oct-16 11:21:29

Ooh coss post. Great minds think alike Dame. grin

raspberrysuicide Wed 26-Oct-16 11:25:49

Buy a new toilet!

itshappenedagain Wed 26-Oct-16 11:27:54

Stet advent tablets got mine clean again! Plus lots of neat bleach left overnight with no water in.

eastbenders Thu 27-Oct-16 07:20:22

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ChishandFips33 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:23:57

Plumber...new toilet!
We moved in to something like this - I thought I'd conquered it but it would keep returning so put a temp loo in until the bathroom was done about a year later

PolterGoose Thu 27-Oct-16 09:31:27

It looks a lot better than the toilets we inherited here smile

Black bottle Harpic every night eventually shifted it. I use all my elbow grease on the minging cooker so played the long lazy game with the toilets.

Mozfan1 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:34:27

I second black bottle harpic, that stuff is fucking brutal

FourForYouGlenCoco Thu 27-Oct-16 16:05:39

east don't get me started...I won't even show you the rest of the house. So disgusting. Couldn't believe anyone could actually live like it!
Thank you so much for all your suggestions - think I'll get my hands on the Harpic, follow up with the marigolds & Brillo pad and see how we get on.

Mcchickenbb41 Thu 27-Oct-16 16:35:33

Hell would freeze over before I left a house like that. Unless of course there was a good reason for it. Anyway also used harpic and worked very well in an elderly relations house. Don't get me wrong house was very clean but a really bad limescale problem and harpic worked just using it on my weekly visit

FourForYouGlenCoco Fri 28-Oct-16 10:38:32

Harpic, rubber gloves and a scourer has gone a long way to solving the problem! Picture not brilliant but it's nearly gone - there is a tiny bit round the edges still. I'll persevere with the Harpic and give another scrub if necessary when I get a chance. Should have posted here ages ago! Thank you experts smile

Mcchickenbb41 Fri 28-Oct-16 14:50:56

Wow well done !

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