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    I removed a toilet and noticed that the flange was rusted. The house is from the 1950's and I believe the flange is soldered with lead. Please take a look at the picture and let me know if I should cut the flange out or just stick the wax ring and toilet back on.

    Has anyone painted these with anti-rust paint? The paint they use on antique cars.

    Thanks.

    Slash
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  • #2
    Re: flange rusted but still thick metal

    Scrape any loose rust off ...And Your ready to go

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    • #3
      Re: flange rusted but still thick metal

      Looks ok to me.....Could just be a combo of dirt and surface rust.
      Ideal Plumbing

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      • #4
        Re: flange rusted but still thick metal

        i wish my inners look that good when i turn 60

        you should try to install brass or stainless screws in the 4 holes to help secure it to the floor. also make sure to replace the 2 brass bolts too.

        wire brush it if you want, paint is not necessary. instant cold galvanizing spray is actually better.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: flange rusted but still thick metal

          Thanks for the replies. I won't cut it out. Going to get the wire brush now.
          Slash

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          • #6
            Re: flange rusted but still thick metal

            If you were under a toilet for 60 years, how good do you think you would look. Just clean it off and reset the toilet.
            The Other Rick

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