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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:31 PM

The porcelain on my toilet bowl has worn away.

Is there any product or kit that I can use to re-apply the veneer?

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Reply The porcelain on my toilet bowl has worn away. (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Aug 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Aug 2012 #1
no_hypocrisy Aug 2012 #2
Paper Roses Aug 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Aug 2012 #4
emilyg Aug 2012 #5
pscot Oct 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #8
pscot Oct 2012 #9
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #10
pscot Oct 2012 #12
left-of-center2012 Oct 2012 #7
no_hypocrisy Oct 2012 #11
MountainMazza Oct 2012 #13

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:51 PM

1. Do you want to refinish it, or just find a way to keep it clean?

My bathtub is in the same situation, the porcelain is worn off. I have looked into refinishing it, but I am not satisfied with what I have found. But I have found a way to keep it looking good and clean....after a million products. I get it looking as good as new with Bar Keepers Friend cleanser. I don't know what is different about this one, and I have tried so many cleansers, but this does the job---it is like it bleaches out the tub.

I know this isn't what you are looking for, but it is all I have to offer. I will be watching this for other suggestions that I might consider for the tub.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. I'd rather refinish it. Doesn't make sense to buy a new toilet for a swath about a 4 inch area.

But I do appreciate your answer.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:48 AM

3. Bar Keepers Friend. Second that! It is great stuff.

I thought by tub needed to be resurfaced until folks on DU told me about this product. Cleaning took a while the first time with lime build up but since that initial scrub, the tub looks like new.

Works like a dream on Stainless too.

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Response to Paper Roses (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 07:03 PM

4. I am one here who always raves about it.

(No, I don't own stock in the company and don't even know what company it is.)

It also works wonders on old Corningware. My old white Corningware was yellowing and had spots that were burned looking. Nothing worked. This is how I found out about it---my b-i-l was here and he would offer to do the dishes so my sister and I could chat. Well, he is the one who swore by it, and went and bought some so he could clean my Corningware and I was shocked. It looked like new!

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:26 AM

5. I rave about it, too.

 

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:03 PM

6. Can it be used on plastic?

Like a shower stall? Mine is starting to look pretty tacky, but I don't want to strip the gloss off it.

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Response to pscot (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:12 PM

8. I just went to their web site to see

what they suggest it be used on-----and it says "DO NOT USE BAR KEEPERS FRIEND ON:
Gold, silver, pewter, marble, lacquered metals, or anodized aluminum"

It does say that it can be used on fiberglass and acrylic without scratching. I wasn't sure about that.

Interestingly, there is a powder cleanser, which is all I have ever used (or seen), and a liquid soft cleanser. I do not know if you have to use the soft cleanser on your shower or not, but I read the label on the powder and it says it can be used.

This is all the suggested uses: http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/using-bar-keepers-friend

Good luck with the shower stall.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:30 PM

9. Thanks

4 for $12, free shipping, from Amazon.

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Response to pscot (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:37 PM

10. Or you can buy it in lots of stores.

I have seen it in hardware stores, grocery stores, etc......but it is usually at the very bottom or top shelf. You have to look for it, they don't have the visibility of the major brands.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:06 PM

12. If it can't be delivered in a big brown truck

I probably don't need it.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:07 PM

7. How to Refinish a Toilet Bowl

I Googled it and got this response.
There are others, so you may wish to Google it for them.

How to Refinish a Toilet Bowl

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:26 PM

11. Thanks! I haven't gotten around to this project, so your post is timely.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:28 PM

13. Thank you all for the great tip!

Bar Keeper's Friend was great for my old cast iron bath tub!!!! Ty Ty Ty!

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