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Porcelain kitchen sink cleaning/polishing
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:05:08 PM »
So my new apartment has a porcelain sink in the kitchen. Lots of nasty stains and markings but no chips or scratches down to the iron base that I can tell. I've investigated cleaning it and pretty much have a handle on that. My main question is more about the polishing of the sink once I get it truly clean. I want to make it shiny and then take care of it the way it should have been for the last ?? years.

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Re: Porcelain kitchen sink cleaning/polishing
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 09:09:42 AM »
You could get it re-enamelled fairly cheaply. I don't know if any of the DIY kits work.

Here's a link to general repairs: http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/How-to-Restore-an-Enamel-Sink-/10000000177771160/g.html
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Re: Porcelain kitchen sink cleaning/polishing
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 06:26:58 AM »
Try some Iron Out for the pot/pan marks.  It'll also help with a bunch of the staining.  Afterwards, rinse well, dry and apply some auto paste wax to restore the shine.  Unfortunately, it must be done fairly regularly to maintain the appearance.  Some Brillo pads will clean up the sink baskets just fine.
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Re: Porcelain kitchen sink cleaning/polishing
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 08:16:43 PM »
According to the TV renovation host, white vinegar is the cure for porcelin crud, and lots of arm power.

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