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joyful mama
01-28-2009, 12:58 PM
I would like it to be 'natural' but its not necessary. i have hard water and nothing seems to work!

what do you use??

Blue Aurora
01-28-2009, 01:00 PM
have you tried coke?

joyful mama
01-28-2009, 01:05 PM
have you tried coke?
no, i might have some :think

mountainash
01-28-2009, 01:16 PM
Pumie!

http://www.acehardware.com/sm-pumie-toilet-bowl-ring-remover-tbr-6-6-pack--pi-1791172.html

It's a soft pumice stone that scrapes away the ring. It sounds like nails on a chalkboard, but no chemicals!

lmgeenw
01-30-2009, 08:41 PM
Pumie!

http://www.acehardware.com/sm-pumie-toilet-bowl-ring-remover-tbr-6-6-pack--pi-1791172.html

It's a soft pumice stone that scrapes away the ring. It sounds like nails on a chalkboard, but no chemicals!


That looks great, but $63! :jawdrop I wonder if you can just buy one. :scratch

canadiyank
01-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Oh yah, you can find pumice scraper thingies for a couple bucks at the store. I can't remember where I bought mine but it was just at a Wal-Mart or Target or something. They work great! And then, to prevent them, I use this (http://www.kaboomkaboom.com/scrubfree/index.html). It works *great*!

canadiyank
01-30-2009, 10:17 PM
Oh dude, you can try it free ($4.99 shipping) - that's great! I'd totally recommend it. Too bad I've already bought two... :lol

https://www.kaboomscrubfree.com/index.asp

(click on the "try it free" link)

eta - ok, I got it anyways, lol. You have to click through a million "special offers" afterwards, but it will go through eventually.

ArmsOfLove
01-30-2009, 10:46 PM
I may try that :think

in the past we've used a pumice stone. Actually, my mother does it for me because I can't handle the scrapy sound and it makes my teeth clench and hurt :shifty

joyful mama
01-31-2009, 10:28 AM
thanks for the tips :tu. I'll try to get something this week. I tried... coke, oxiclean, vinegar/baking soda. NOTHING worked... at all.

RiverRock
01-31-2009, 02:05 PM
When our toilets get really bad there is only one thing that will work for me: It is a corrosive toilet bowl cleaner by Watkins. :sick I do this as little as possible. Then I use a pumice for the ring at the top.

joyful mama
02-01-2009, 07:05 PM
so, I ended up getting a lysol disinfectant totally non natural thing... and it cleaned it REALLY well, there are only two spots it didn't get, but they faded at least. It was cheap, has a child safety lock on it, and I'm happy for now :giggle

Heather Micaela
02-01-2009, 11:49 PM
The ladies that cleaned our house (ex roomate's mom and aunt :rockon) used lime away full strength

BeckaBlue
02-02-2009, 12:18 AM
I just sprinkle in a bunch of baking soda and use a scrubber thing, not a toilet brush cause the bristles are too soft and the handles too flexible so they 'give' too much in the scrub, but the kind you get from the cleaning dpt for dishes (not the sponge kind either). after that i do swish in the vinegar, but for the scrubbing part its just baking soda