Old Toilet Restoration

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Old 06-04-01, 06:13 PM
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I am restoring a bathroom in an 1920 New Orleans bungalow. When I bought the house I found the original toilet stored in the garage. It has rust stains in the bowl and stains on the exterior that have not come clean. I have found many local companies that are willing to reporcellen my bathtub but none that deal with toilets. Does anyone have any guidance?
 
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Old 06-04-01, 08:47 PM
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Now is the time to test out some of those money back garantee products, if they don't work get your money back. As far as refinishing a toilet, not sure if there is anyone that will do toilets, have you tried looking in to antique shops for a matching toilet?
 
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Old 06-06-01, 04:11 AM
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Smile pre-cro magnon toilet pan

theres a company over here in devon england that may take on the job for you .but seems it might be a bit expensive to ship and do the job.
bob the plumber england
 
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Old 06-07-01, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like back to the scouring pad.
 
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There are a number of commercial rust/hardwater stain removers that are worth a shot. Another to try is old fashioned muratic (hydrocloric) pool acid. It will remove rust stains remarkably well, just have good ventilation, and protective clothing.
 
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