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How to Keep Toilet Seat Screws from Rusting

By: Joe Truini

Metal screws on a toilet seat can often rust, causing unsightly stains. To prevent the screws on the toilet seat from rusting, fill the holes with tub and tile caulking, then use a putty knife to level the caulking and allow it to dry before closing the lid.

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  • Chris Says:
    November 16th, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    In reply to Paul’s comment “how do you remove the toilet seat if you have hard caulk covering the screws?”

    Good caulking is silicone, and it never gets hard. Just poke the screwdriver through it or twist & dig it out, it’s like hard jello. Just in case the caulk is cheap and does get hard, it will be much more brittle and probably almost falling out anyway, again poke & dig it out with a small screwdriver &/or utility knife. You’re lucky if caulking stays where it’s supposed to!



  • Paul Silverstein Says:
    June 21st, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    In the future though, how do you remove the toilet seat if you have hard caulk covering the screws?


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How to Keep Toilet Seat Screws from Rusting