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Old 01-17-2016, 10:06 AM   #11
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Have never had the antifreeze stain anything. The toilet and shower "stains" are usually gone by the time I'm done flushing the system out.


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Old 01-17-2016, 01:59 PM   #12
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Try Mr. Clean Eraser.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:09 PM   #13
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A couple of weeks ago I put a little RV anti-freeze in the all the traps in the trailer, and thought I would put just a little in the toilet. Checked it the other day, and it had leaked past the seal, which doesn't bother me, but now the toilet is stained bad! Pink or orange or whatever that color is. Any ideas on how to get that cleaned out? Do I dare use a little bleach in some water, or is that a no no? The toilet is porcelain; I'm wondering if that is going to be any easier as compared to some of the plastic ones. I'm very very lucky- my wife doesn't read the forums. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
If I was you, I would be more concerned about the interaction between antifreeze and bleach in the tank.

Don't worry! We have a porcelain toilet and the antifreeze stains goes out every spring, when we flush the system with water!
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:53 PM   #14
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Toilet Stain

We have a porcelain unit in our travel trailer and we only use a powdered cleaner that we get from the RV dealer and it works real well. I would not mix the bleach with the anti-freeze just in case of some kind of nasty chemical reaction.

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Old 01-17-2016, 05:53 PM   #15
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Just curious. What brand of anti-freeze did you use?
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:21 PM   #16
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One plus with porcelain is on bad stains or build up you can use 1000 or 2000 grit wet/dry paper and can sand it. Will take built up items like hard water calcium off and polish the porcelain at same time. Cant do this on fiberglass or plastic for obvious reasons. I got this info from American Standard.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:04 PM   #17
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tell me why would u leave antifreeze in the toilet bowl?????/
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:10 PM   #18
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I'm in BIG trouble!

To keep the seal soft and pliable.
Also to help form a better seal.

Same reason you leave water in the bowl.


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Old 01-18-2016, 03:08 PM   #19
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A couple of weeks ago I put a little RV anti-freeze in the all the traps in the trailer, and thought I would put just a little in the toilet. Checked it the other day, and it had leaked past the seal, which doesn't bother me, but now the toilet is stained bad! Pink or orange or whatever that color is. Any ideas on how to get that cleaned out? Do I dare use a little bleach in some water, or is that a no no? The toilet is porcelain; I'm wondering if that is going to be any easier as compared to some of the plastic ones. I'm very very lucky- my wife doesn't read the forums. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
You have two things going on here;
1) the stain, and since you said the bowl is porcelain you will have no problem, i would stay away from "bleach" as that has a chance of making you situation with the bowl seal worse (bleach can damage the rubber plumbing parts) so just use a bowl cleaner (if it does not just flush away) and in most cases it will.
2) having a panic attack over something you did "correctly" you were suppose to add the antifreeze to your water system but you and all others need to stop and take a deep breath, as if you are suppose to use a product every year to protect your water system, "why" would it be made and stain all it touches? It will not leave a permanent stain in most cases and in something as hard as porcelain you should always be ok.

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A couple of weeks ago I put a little RV anti-freeze in the all the traps in the trailer, and thought I would put just a little in the toilet. Checked it the other day, and it had leaked past the seal, which doesn't bother me, but now the toilet is stained bad! Pink or orange or whatever that color is. Any ideas on how to get that cleaned out? Do I dare use a little bleach in some water, or is that a no no? The toilet is porcelain; I'm wondering if that is going to be any easier as compared to some of the plastic ones. I'm very very lucky- my wife doesn't read the forums. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

What's your number.....I'll call her & let her know...

Seriously......NO BLEACH....as mentioned in will damage the bowl seal & once in the tank could damage your dump valve seals.

A little cleanser on a sponge should get it right off.
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