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sink top stains

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by andysink, 27 Dec 2010.

  1. andysink

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    hi , these sink top stains will go when bleached , but they reapear a day or two later and get worse. Any advise on how to deal with them??


    edit .. ahh , shouda posted in general diy
     
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    What's your sink made?
    It's hard to tell by the photo.
     
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    i can't see a name anywhere on the unit.

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  5. ColJack

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    limescale? tried a bleach with limescale busting stuff added?

    try white vinegar..

    t-cut and some clear car polish?
    what kind of sink is it? ceramic or plastic?
     
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    For the sake of buying all your cleaning products etc, it could well be worth just buying a nice new shiny sink..you can get that style and colour for about £50-£60.
     
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    I think it's plasic. Have not tried limescale with bleach yet.
     
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    If its plastic/polycarbonate and you have used scouring powder/wirewool/brillo pads etc forget it.
    You will have taken off the protective surface and it will just keep coming back.
    You may be lucky after using a limescale cleaner by using a polish as suggested. Is your dish rack chrome/metal?
    If so change it for a plastic one or one with rubber feet.
    After rinsing and draining the dishes allow them to dry for a short while, don't leave them till you next need them, then when you have put them away rinse down the sink/drainer with clean water and dry off with a dry tea towel/cloth.

    (Before you ask, 35+ years of marriage, ;) :LOL: )
     
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    As said, get a shiny new stainless one, but keep the bleach well away from it, it will corrode stainless steel.
     
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    If it's plastic you MIGHT be able to revive it with car polish and a spot of elbow grease.
     
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    Just leave a j cloth soaked in vinegar on it overnight.You need to dry drainer after use to slow limescale build up.
     
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    Yes I know this is an old thread, but JIC anyone should find it, don't ever try mixing bleach and limescale remover yourself....
     
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