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Question DetailsAsked on 6/6/2016

is it good to use steel wool on tub or toilet?

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Absolutely not - will at a minimum scratch the surface, which scratches will then catch and trap dirt - not to mention dulling the surface. Deeper scratches will go through the surface glaze or enamel, causing greater absorption with permanent staining in ceramic (toilets), or rusting in metal (tubs).

Use a non-abrasive cleaning pad (like Scotch-Brite Non-Abrasive Scouring pads) and a brand-name non-abrasive cleaner labelled for tub and toilet use. For heavy grundge or lime buildup that a product like Limeaway will not remove try Dawn dishwashing liquid (degreases so vinegar can work) then white vinegar works well - rub Dawn on liberally or spray from a spritz bottle at about quarter strength and let sit for several minutes before scrubbing off, then white (NOT brown-stains) vinegar on a cloth to remove lime/manganese stains.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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