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chezzer0361

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:41 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:19 pm Reply with quote

Almost no chance I'd say.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:45 pm Reply with quote

Where abouts in lancs are you, i have some gear that should move them ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:06 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:19 pm Reply with quote

joe-90 wrote:
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.



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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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:40 pm Reply with quote

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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steve8888

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:08 pm Reply with quote

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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chezzer0361

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:04 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:13 am Reply with quote

Blasphemous wrote:
Try one of these for a fiver.

http://www.totalbathrooms.co.uk/Care-and-Repair/Cramer-Bath-Rubber


Bought one of these rubbers, and it did the trick at removing what they call 'Metal Marks' from the ceramic.
They have changed the link though, its now
http://www.totalbathrooms.co.uk/Cramer-Bath-Rubber
Hope that helps you out also icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:45 am Reply with quote

The stuff the plumber supplied was for enamel not ceramic, a little metal polish will remove small marks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:05 pm Reply with quote

Bath rubbers can be used on Ceramics, Enamels and Tiles icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:53 pm Reply with quote

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) icon_sad.gif

Regards

Kev
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:24 pm Reply with quote

kevhky wrote:
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) icon_sad.gif

Regards

Kev


That and a tiny bit of elbow grease icon_lol.gif
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ljp

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:45 pm Reply with quote

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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