Rust spots in SS sink

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Topic by John posted 04-03-2014 09:55 PM 6175 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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31 posts in 4708 days

04-03-2014 09:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip stainless steel sink rust

Not sure where to put this topic but here goes. We got a new single bowl sink and countertops recently. SWMBO threatened me if I got rust spots in it from leaving cast iron skillets in it too long. Well….......I found a good way to remove the rust stains. Scotchbrite did a decent job but left a “shadow” in the sink. What is a mild abrasive? Toothpaste has a mild abrasive. So…...I put a couple of globs in the sink, wet a cloth and scrubbed with the grain of the SS. Waaahooooo! I works! SWMBO also said that the Magic Sponges work, also. Thanks for reading and hope this will help someone in the future.

-- I got out of the rat race. The rats kept winning.

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Dan Lyke

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04-06-2014 08:48 AM

Good to know! I’m a big fan of Barkeeper’s Friend for stainless steel of all sorts, but other options are always useful to play with!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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04-11-2014 10:15 PM

And as a bonus, the sink won’t get cavities….

-- Joe Cottonwood -- 99 Jobs: Blood, Sweat, and Houses

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05-07-2014 01:25 AM

.... ever tried coca cola? When you see what it does to rust, it makes one wonder what it does to our gut.

neat idea about the tooth paste.

-- jroot

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