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Old 01-06-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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I dropped a knife in my stainless steel sink, it punched a small hole in my sink, what can i use to patch this hole ......(something that comes in a tube hopefully)....thanks........

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The first thing that comes to mind is a product called "JB Weld" which is a metal bonding agent in a tube. The repair may not be pretty but if the hole isnt too big it should work. You should be able to find it at any auto parts or hardware store.

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JB Weld would probably be the best thing to use, and even that might not work. Be sure to sand the surface of the sink at the location of the repair first in an effort to get a good bond. JB Weld is a two part epoxy-like material, and it dries hard as a rock and dark gray color.
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Making this work is all about surface preparation - especially on a kitchen sink. I would start with a thorough scrub of the bowl, inside and out, with a good grease cutting detergent,
-I've used JB weld to patch a crack in a radiator.
- first I ground down to bare metal with my rotary tool to remove any rust and rough-up the surface,
- then I cleaned the surface with acetone and allowed it to dry
- then followed with ETOH and applied the JB weld as soon as the ETOH evaporated.

I used painter's tape to support and mask the repair and then I sanded it (with the rotary tool) to smooth and blend the edges.
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I agree with the JB Weld as it is a great product. My choice would be to do the repair from the outside/bottom of the sink. Clean an area surrounding the hole and apply the product. Smooth out any overage inside the sink. This will make the repair as small as possible from the inside, which should look much better.
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Good tip majakdragon. I've repaired a stainless steel 3 compartment sink just like you've described and it turned out....well as nice as a repair can be. lol not as good as a new sink, but the owner of the restaraunt was a bit strapped for cash so this worked out well until a new one could be bought. Instead of jb weld though, I used a two part epoxy putty. JB Weld should do great though.

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