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I heard that Coca Cola would help to clean some stains in my toilet bowl. Has anybody else heard of this? I am wondering if the acidity of Coke would be harmful to the porcelain in the toilet bowl..
 

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About the only thing that will damage glazed porcelain is undue scrubbing with an abrasive over a long period of time, OR products containing hydrofluoric acid or ammonium biflouride.

You will NOT find those two chemicals available for home use, as they are extremely dangerous. I used them in a car wash for wall cleaning, and they are also sometimes used in products called aluminum brightener or sometimes, a wheel cleaner for cars. How dangerous are they? They will go through the skin without you feeling it, and start to eat your bones. No &^%. That's why when mixed for commercial use they often contain sulfuric and or hydrochloric acids--so you can feel the burn on your skin, and if you are smart enough, do something about it before real damage occurs. ! Fun, eh?

Want the truth on the "acid" in Coke? Do the Acids in Coca-Cola Make It Harmful to Drink?

Now, if you want to clean the stains in your toilet? Use toilet bowl cleaner. There are a million of those products out there. Are your stains rust based? Use "Iron-Out" or something similar.
 

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About the only thing that will damage glazed porcelain is undue scrubbing with an abrasive over a long period of time, OR products containing hydrofluoric acid or ammonium biflouride.

You will NOT find those two chemicals available for home use, as they are extremely dangerous. I used them in a car wash for wall cleaning, and they are also sometimes used in products called aluminum brightener or sometimes, a wheel cleaner for cars. How dangerous are they? They will go through the skin without you feeling it, and start to eat your bones. No &^%. That's why when mixed for commercial use they often contain sulfuric and or hydrochloric acids--so you can feel the burn on your skin, and if you are smart enough, do something about it before real damage occurs. ! Fun, eh?

Want the truth on the "acid" in Coke? Do the Acids in Coca-Cola Make It Harmful to Drink?

Now, if you want to clean the stains in your toilet? Use toilet bowl cleaner. There are a million of those products out there. Are your stains rust based? Use "Iron-Out" or something similar.
How about vinegar????????
 

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I just poured baking soda and vinegar down the drain pipe behind my washer. No more bad smells. I need to do this more often!
 

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On my own office toilet where pee sits for extended periods (California drought= avoid frequent flushing) and result is hard white minerals building up adhering. I use muriatic acid after removing all the water. And with a little help from Pumice Stone gets very clean.
 

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