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Old 03-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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When scratches happen on the inside of a toilet from my auger or anything else, I suck the water out and use a product called "bar keepers friend" to buff out the scratches with minimal effort. it even works when the customer scratches it up with a coat hanger! (if they caused the scratch, I charge to remove it

just wanted to let everyone know what I found to work.. what do you guys use in that situation?
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I don't make them to start with...

Toothpaste will work too....
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Just tell them you may scratch the toilet when you auger it and ask if it is something they still want you to auger. If they say go ahead knowing that you may scratch the toilet, there won't be a problem when you do.
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worn sand cloth works well but replacing the auger when or better before the rubber on the front gets worn works a lot better.
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Just make sure that the rubber is correctly positioned, don't auger like a wild man and the bowl won't get damaged
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Pumice stick. And of course, as stated by others, it's best not to leave a scratch. General makes a rubber pad that goes in the bowl to help prevent this for those who cannot figure out how to use the rubber at the end of the auger.
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I use a general auger with a rubber sleeve that is in good condition, the only time that I leave a scratch is when I run into the toilets that need to be augered backwards... or if I use the closet attachment for the water ram, there is a steel nut on the wrong side of the rubber cone
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I've scratched a few up in my day. It's hard to not see the closet auger push back, allowing the cable to hit the visible part of the trap when the toilet is full of human waste.

Keeping that rubber clean is important as well, as dirt from the bed of your truck, grease can be visible but removable... then lead to a complaint.

I've scratched up older ones but newer ones... I can recall one that I felt bad about.

Quit putting everything you shouldn't down the toilet and there's no need for a closet auger.
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greetings,
i have used the green scotch pads got that idea years ago at a supply house after opening more than one w/c box and finding scratches they pulled out with a few rubs, got to get the h2o out first.

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Bar Keepers Friend has oxcalic acid in it. It works great on metal scratches and rust. It won't scratch like Comet. It's cheap. If you haven't used it, get some.
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