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bofusmosby 11-12-2008 01:16 AM

bathroom sink rust removal?
I am installing an antique cast-iron sink in my bathroom, and for the most part, the original finish looks pretty good. There is some rust around the bottom of the bowl, but I believe I might be able to scrub that off. It looks to be a light/thin coating. However, there is one place where the rust is pretty thick, and that is around the over-flow vents. What would be the best way of removing this rust? I was planning on using some "marine tech epoxy" for filling the pitted surface around the vents. It dries high gloss white, and I have used it before for other things. My main problem is removing this "crust" of rust. Also, is there any chemical that is best for cleaning the surface rust? I figured I would ask.

Thank you for any advice you can give.


Mike Swearingen 11-12-2008 01:38 AM

You might try Iron Out, naval jelly, pumice stone, etc.
Good Luck!

bofusmosby 11-12-2008 07:30 AM

Naval Jelly! Damn, I forgot all about that. I used to use that stuff on my bikes as a kid growing up. That stuff worked great. One question though, will it harm the finish? If not, I need to get some. Thanks for you input, and rattling my brain.

Mike Swearingen 11-12-2008 08:00 AM

I don't think that it will harm the finish, but I'm not certain. You might want to try just a little bit in a small spot at first.

bofusmosby 11-12-2008 06:28 PM

Thank you Mike for knocking me up-side the head. I can't believe I had forgotten that stuff. I remember it worked great! I will do as you suggest, try a little on the back-side of the sink. I'll let you know how it turns out.


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