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Old 05-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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pink sink?

I gutted a 66 Overlander a couple of years ago, and I'm just now starting to put it back together. I cleaned the tub and sink this weekend in preparation to Whitecote them after I get the vinyl down on the floor. Is the sink really supposed to be pink? Any Whitecote advice at all?

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Pink was popular in 1966.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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No it wasn't. Pink was extremely popular in the 50's. It was called "Mamie Pink" because it was Mamie Eisenhower's favorite color. As I was striking out on my own in the late sixties I lived in some very modest apartments - old homes that had been cut into 4 to 6 apartments, and every one of them seemed to have a pink bathroom - usually with gray ceramic tile with a pink trim line!

The sink was probably more of a flesh color - look at the edges that weren't exposed to as much air or light.

Do it over in whatever strikes your fancy. IMHO A little pink goes a long way.


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Old 05-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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I also have a 66 TW. I never thought of the sink being pink, but I guess it does have a pink hue to it. Here is a picture of it. My plan is to treat it with a solution, that I have found on this forum, to make plastic white again that has yellowed. It has worked quite well for old computers. If this is not satisfactory I will paint it with white topcoat from the makers of Por 15.

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Old 05-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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The aft sink and shower stall in my Bambi II are both sort of an off-white pink with 48 years of mystery stains. Low on the to-do list is painting them a nice bright white. Also the sink has a crack thru the soap dish. Any suggestions on how to cleanly fix that.



Dan, do have the link to that cleaning solution?
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Dan, do have the link to that cleaning solution?
I'm not Dan but I think he's talking about retro brite?

http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/Retr0Bright+Gel
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No it wasn't. Pink was extremely popular in the 50's. It was called "Mamie Pink" because it was Mamie Eisenhower's favorite color. As I was striking out on my own in the late sixties I lived in some very modest apartments - old homes that had been cut into 4 to 6 apartments, and every one of them seemed to have a pink bathroom - usually with gray ceramic tile with a pink trim line!

The sink was probably more of a flesh color - look at the edges that weren't exposed to as much air or light.

Do it over in whatever strikes your fancy. IMHO A little pink goes a long way.


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Yes your right, pink and my favorite color, blue-green was popular in the 50's. That pink-brown sink in the pic is the color of the bathtub, toilet, and sink that my dad installed in our house in 1966. Whats the name of that blue-green color, turquoise?
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Yes your right, pink and my favorite color, blue-green was popular in the 50's. That pink-brown sink in the pic is the color of the bathtub, toilet, and sink that my dad installed in our house in 1966. Whats the name of that blue-green color, turquoise?
Here is three cool colors.
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