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Old 09-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Kitchen Sink Drain - brown buildup?


I have dual sinks in my kitchen - one of them is perfectly normal and shiny.

The other one is the problem. The drain is BROWN and it looks cracked. It's quite nasty - you can scrape it with a spoon but nothing happens when you wipe it with a cloth....

Any ideas? My camera cord is missing so I can't show you the pictures...

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What is the sink made of? Does it look cracked, or is it actually cracked?

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The sink is stainless steel. It looks like the buildup is just on the strainer basket and it's cracked....I can't really tell what's going on. I'm going to see if I can hook up my camera and show the pictures.
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The cracking is probably the laquer finish that used to give it its shine.

Try soaking the sink with a product called CLR (calcuim-lime-rust). That should remove the gooky buildup.
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Thanks a lot - I'll try that. If that doesn't work I will have to see about replacing it.

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