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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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  • 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