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Pattie1968
Old 11-09-2006, 11:20 AM
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Hello everyone,

Do you hace any tips for keeping toilet seat hinges clean & rust free. I'm presume i'm getting rusty hinges because my sons not aiming properly.

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Old 11-09-2006, 12:07 PM
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how about vaseline?then when you clean the loo you can just clean off with loo paper and reapply.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:27 PM
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good question! the ones at my OH's place get very nasty whereas at mine there doesn't seem to be a problem!!
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Old 11-09-2006, 1:11 PM
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I could do with some help on this too (2 sons:rolleyes: )
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As a mother of three sons i have always used vaseline or wd40 and then reapplied after cleaning toilet. Never had a problem since.
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Old 11-09-2006, 1:54 PM
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Yes, I'm also the proud mother of two diabolical aimers!! I'm currently trying to tackle the rust problem with vast deposits of vinegar! Does anyone know if I'm doing the right thing? If nothing else, it will shift the limescale deposit I suppose!
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Old 11-09-2006, 2:01 PM
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My toilet hinges have just died and so the lid has fallen off!
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Old 11-09-2006, 2:18 PM
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Thanks for the replies,

I'm going to try the vaseline!
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Old 11-09-2006, 2:34 PM
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Hello!

Anyone know where you can get replacement hinges? My hinges go long before the wooden seat is past it. It seams a shame to dispose of the seat, for the sake of a couple of small bits of metal.

I'll try the vaseline next time.

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Old 11-09-2006, 2:43 PM
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They rust because they have iron in them and therefore will oxidise, they are in a damp environment: the bathroom, so it may not be your sons' bad aim They will even get wet if you run a bath or shower as the water will condense on them being cold metal.
Get some that do not include iron, but bare in mind if you get brass ones you will get verdigris instead which is almost as bad as rust. I think mine must be stainless steel as theres no rust on them at all.
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Try some clear nailvarnish after cleaning them thoroughly. That will stop the air getting to the metal and tarnishing.

As SS say's it's the damp atmosphere that contributes to the problem.
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We've had 3 seats with brass hinges and they did get verdigris no matter what I did. We've now got one with stainless steel hinges (bought in haste last Sunday afternoon when the previous seat broke half an hour before B&Q was due to close!) so i'm hoping that will be much easier to keep clean!
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B & Q sell the hinges on their own. I bought one with plastic covered hinges, problem solved!
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Old 11-09-2006, 5:19 PM
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Try some clear nailvarnish after cleaning them thoroughly. That will stop the air getting to the metal and tarnishing.

As SS say's it's the damp atmosphere that contributes to the problem.
i should have thought of that after the recent threads on here about the amazing uses for clear nail varnish..........!
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:06 AM
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My mum has just bought one from our local B&Q equivalent (Taskers for those of you who live nearby - it's a Liverpool only firm ATM). Her's is a plastic hinged one that she can easily remove weekly to clean up after my dad & brother I think it may also be an "anti-slam" one I know the one in her cloak room downstairs only drops so far and then gently lowers itself - frightened the life out of DD when she first used it
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Starting to wonder if life will stop throwing poo things at me and let me pay off my debts?
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