remove scratches on bathroom sink

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  1. chezzer0361

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    how do I remove scratches on a new sink, I used a scrapper to scrape off plaster, now there are scratches on the sink. Is there a cream you can rub in ( like t-cut on a car ) or some sort of paint ????to get rid of them.
     
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    Almost no chance I'd say.
     
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    Where abouts in lancs are you, i have some gear that should move them ?
     
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    They won't actually be scratches but deposits of steel on the glaze (similar to chalk on a blackboard). The glaze is actually a layer of glass so you want something to T - cut the glass. If I were you I'd try a lapidary supplier who sell a cheap rare-earth element for stone polishing called Cerium Oxide.

    I've used it for such things in the past. Worth a try.
     
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    Joe,
    Would that be the rubber sized magic polishing thingy ?, I was told costs about £40.

    Ive used these and I thought it was brialliant, It turned a marked pan into a spanking new one.

    Al
     
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    It's probably the same active ingredient, I've never actually seen the things you mention. The price of the cerium oxide is about £3 per 100g. It is particularly useful with glass.
     
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    i know this sounds ridiculous but i recently scratched my bathroom sink and bath with my ring, i used my girlfreinds extra fine nail polishing stick and buffed up with metal polish - perfect and invisible repair
     
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    will have a go, as I have got loads of nail polish

    I got some sort of tippex stuff from the plumbers but it didnt really work it covered up the scratch but the shine is not there
     
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    The stuff the plumber supplied was for enamel not ceramic, a little metal polish will remove small marks.
     
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    Bath rubbers can be used on Ceramics, Enamels and Tiles :D
     
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    Hi,

    Ive just installed a new basin and whilst fitting my watch must have been rubbing on the side, when i was finished i nearly died i noticed 3 or 4 scratches on the oposite side.

    They are like black marks look like scratches but not deep at all

    Is this all i need to remove them the rubber as mentioned earlier (i need to get them off my partner not impressed) :(

    Regards

    Kev
     
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    That and a tiny bit of elbow grease :LOL:
     
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    Just found scratch like marks in my newish sink, read through this site, I actually used astonish oven cleaner and a scourer, (GENTLY) rub a small amount over the mark. Mine no longer has any marks, so think it is true this can be caused by ring catching on ceramic........but it has worked a treat...worth a try
     

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