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Toilet seat advice

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by Happytalk73, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've been meaning to ask for a long time.

    We have an Egg/pod style toilet in our main bathroom. The plastic seat has gone a really off white colour (see pic). It's only ever been cleaned with heavily diluted
    Bathroom cleaner so not sure why it's gone this colour.

    I've tried many times to source a replacement but so many differing shapes and sizes it's an impossibility.

    The seat is a good quality one, really sturdy and soft closing. Can anyone advise of a solution to bring it back to life?

    Plastic paint?
    Powder coating?
    Body shop spray paint of some kind?
    Other?

    Whatever I try it needs to work because I think I'll only get one chance at this. I don't want whatever I put on it to start flaking/pealing in the future as that will look worse than it is now.

    TIA

    ANT. :thumb:
     

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    developer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Change it's colour to one that matches other stuff in the bathroom - make it a feature rather than a mismatch.

    There are lots of specialist paints that will adhere.

    That's probably the cleanest reply you'll get on here about a bog seat.
     
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    Have you tried good old T Cut?
     
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    Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes John, it did cross my mind. I'm thinking the usual suspects here will have a few punchlines ready. :crazy:

    I agree, I'm not necessarily wanting it white again. But I was more asking for advise on the best route to go regarding paint (DIY or body shop) etc etc.
     
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    Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Good idea. I'll try the underside of the seat as it's also gone the same. :thumb:
     
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    My bath side panel did that.
    My solution was to sell the house.
     
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    Get it wrapped in fake carbon.
     
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    developer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    They can't help themselves - but try not to get too bogged down as it's not good for your sanitary...
     
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    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    b l a s t o f f ! :d
     
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    Wrapping the crapper might be a good one :D

    PVC cleaner might work, brought my porch up a treat, T-Cut might also work, worth a try anyway Pal:thumb:
     
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    Leave it up.
     
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    After you try T-Cut on the underside of the seat let us know if you are flushed with success.
     
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    Never. :ban:
     
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    Ah, that would explain the colour then...
     
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    These sorts of problems drive me clean around the bend.
     
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    I had one of those dated '80s pine toilet seats.

    Gold Hammerite wasn't much of an improvement, tbh.
     
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    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hehe. Love it John. :p
     
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    The off colouring might be the result of exposure to UV light - what type of light bulbs do you have in your bathroom? And do you have a window?

    Also, can you identify the make (and better still the model) of the seat?
     
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    Thank you Mark. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    10 LED GU10's cool white in the room and 4 Windows. I assume it's the sunlight that's done it.

    Toilet is a 'Vieany' branded. Bought from Spain 8 years ago. :doh:
     

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