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Trese 06-13-2015 03:47 PM

Help with Enamel Kitchen Sink
 
Hello all,

My house was built in '51 and has the original cast iron enameled kitchen sink. In good shape but where the base for the faucet has sat for decades it is 'dirty'/discolored (if you remove the base).

The faucet needs changing and want to use the existing sprayer hole for a new under-sink filter system faucet. Meaning the new setup will not have a base plate, but be two individual faucets.

Anyone know how to get the enamel clean where the base plate has sat all these years? There is also a tiny bit of rust where the metal trim and sink meet, behind the faucet.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Rough Rooster 06-13-2015 04:16 PM

I have good success with Muriatic acid. Dilute to half strength (pour acid into water) and use an old tooth brush to apply the acid. Will take quite a bit of refreshing acid on brush and rubbing stain/water deposit, but will amaze you how clean it gets.
Do have plenty of ventilation and DON'T breathe the fumes from this.

RR :):)

Trese 06-14-2015 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rough Rooster (Post 2154946)
I have good success with Muriatic acid. Dilute to half strength (pour acid into water) and use an old tooth brush to apply the acid. Will take quite a bit of refreshing acid on brush and rubbing stain/water deposit, but will amaze you how clean it gets.
Do have plenty of ventilation and DON'T breathe the fumes from this.

RR :):)

Appreciate that! Will give it a go!


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