Removing Stubborn Rust Toilet Bowl Stains
Removing rust stains from a toilet bowl is a tough problem. I cover a lot of options in the tutorial Removing Rust Stains From Toilets, Tubs and Sinks but here is an additional tip that works great! Use a water softener resin bed cleaner (used with water softeners) to remove rust stains!
Water softener resin bed cleaners are used to clean out the all important resin beads in the resin bed, which can become fouled with iron and other minerals and contaminants thereby adversely affecting the performance of ion exchange (how this works is all described in the the tutorial Water Softeners - How They Work).
In any case, we're talking toilet bowls here. A water softener resin cleaner which breaks down rust causing iron from the resin beads will also work on your toilet bowl! Just proceed as follows:
- Purchase resin bed cleaner such as that sold by Sears.
- Dip a foam paint brush into the resin bed cleaner and apply to the rust stains in the toilet.
- Really stubborn rust stains may take a few applications but you will see the rust removed.
- Flush the toilet to rinse and clean the bowl.