An orange or brown ring around the inside of your toilet is a disgusting sight when you're in the bathroom. Iron stains caused by mineral-laden well water build up inside the toilet over time. Anything that comes in contact with the water on a repeated basis is fair game for these ugly stains, particularly the toilet bowl. You don't have to live with ugly iron stains in the toilet. You can remove them and prevent the stains from returning with the right supplies and stain removal techniques.
Turn off the water to the toilet. Flush the toilet once to empty the bowl.
Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands against chemical irritation. Wear old clothing to avoid staining or bleaching it with the chemicals.
Pour a commercial rust remover containing oxalic acid into the toilet bowl. Allow it to sit as long as possible, according to the package directions.
Turn the water back on. Flush the toilet to rinse the rust remover out of the toilet.
Wet a scouring pad with water. Sprinkle scouring powder over the pad.
Scrub any remaining rust stains with the scouring powder and pad until removed. Flush the toilet to rinse.