Pepsi and Coke as toilet cleaners

Pete bss3pk at surrey.ac.uk
Mon Nov 4 08:24:39 EST 1996


rgrant at worf.molbiol.ox.ac.uk (Richard P. Grant) wrote:

>Slavemaster (un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de) gibbered:
>} In artikeltje  <550qbe$jfb at news4.digex.net>,  27 Oct 1996 23:13:50 GMT,  
>} bclee at access4.digex.net.  zei:...
>} >
>} >Some carbonated soft drinks have fair amount of phosphoric acid, which can
>} >help loosen corroded metal and dissolve various minerals in the water
>} >deposits.  However, they are not very quick acting.  They also have the
>} >potential for staining the ceramic brown.

>} you actually TRIED it ?

>What's wrong with that?  Science is meant to be empirical, surely?  At
>least in the first instance.


>Richard

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the phosphoric acid in colas DOES dissolve carbonates (done it). Not
only that but the phosphoric acid should be an excellent anti-rust
treatment for steel ... data anyone?

Oh yes, the diet ones probably leave less of a sticky residue :)

Pete




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