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Old 01-17-2016, 12:36 AM   #1
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I'm in BIG trouble!

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!
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:46 AM   #2
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Porcelain is good in this case. I have problems with staining in the four toilets in my house due to well water. When they get stained, I put about 2-3 oz of bleach, let it sit for a couple of hours and then stain is gone. Occasionally I need to run a brush on the porcelain if the stain gets heavy. I don't know if that will work on anti-freeze solution stains but it shouldn't hurt anything.

I read in other threads some suggestions to occasionally add a little bleach to the black tank. If you're not comfortable doing that then use a big sponge to soak up the bleached water after it has done it's job.

Pretty sure there are other products which the next posters will introduce us to. But, bleach is cheap and I'm pretty thrifty (except when it comes to modding the trailer or Harley).
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:04 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for the suggestions. I was just a little concerned about bleach going into the black tank. And I know all too well about well water staining the toilets, sinks, and showers. After we spent 2K buying an iron filter, we had to replace all the galvanised pipe with sched. 80 PVC. Why wouldn't they use that in the first place?!? Again, thanks.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:24 AM   #4
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If it is the RV antifreeze the pink should just wash off with use. DW freaked out the first time I pored it into the traps and got some on the shower pan, kitchen sink, & lav. all plastic fixtures in the Jayco. A little scrubbing or just use them and it goes away quick.
Nice that the lacrosse's only plastic fixture is the lav.
If it was a permanent stain, the manufacturer would be replacing a bunch of fixtures, I would think.
Just my experience, YMMV
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:13 AM   #5
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:55 AM   #6
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I don't think Bleach would hurt your tank at all, it is plastic, I think that I would be more concerned with the toilet bowl seal, that is rubber. What you might do is shut your water off, put some gloves on and depress that flapper and then scrub the area with some CRC. You are lucky that it is porcelain. That should take the discoloration out. I had some on my shower pan and it cleaned right up. So porcelain shouldn't be a problem to clean up.
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Some Bar Keepers Friend or Soft Scrub will work too - that is what I use for the hard water on ours
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We use dawn dish soap to wash ours after the antifreeze leaves a stain. Always washes off right away.
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Valterra bowl cleaner removes any stain from RV af.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:01 AM   #10
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Standard RV antifreeze should not stain. If you need to use bleach, dampen a cloth and carefully apply to the stain, Do not pour bleach water solution into the bowl. Although it will not hurt the bowl, it will damage the bowl seal.
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