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Old 07-30-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Paint coming off of sink.

The paint - that I stupidly thought was corian - is flaking off around the drains in our sinks - which I now know to be "painted stainless steel!" The sides appear to be firmly adhered. So far I've simply hidden the problem using a couple of rubber mats in the bottom of each sink - but every time the mats are out to dry it annoys me to look at the flaking paint. Has anyone else experienced this problem and, if so, how did you fix it? It looks like the sinks are removable - but if I could simply remove all of the paint in place - leaving the stainless steel finish I'd be happy!


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Old 07-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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My parents 2001 MH had the same issue. They had Jackson Center remove the peeling sink and replace it with a stainless steel one. A member of our club with a 2002 Classic actually striped hers and painted it with POR 15 Hardnose. It looks good, but she tells me that the finish would have been better if she had it sprayed on instead of using a brush to paint it on.

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Old 07-30-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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Try some of that stripper that has citrus in it from the big box store near you. Tape and cover where you don't want stripped, follow directions.. rinse gray tank well and soon.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Try this - BOILING WATER. Heat enough to fill the sink to the rim. Get it to a rolling boil. Dump it in the sink and let it sit until it cools enough to put your hand in. Use something like a metal spatula and start where it is worn, working your way outward.

Of course you may find that it's not STAINLESS under there - but a second rate metal. In that case, either repaint or replace.

The citrus stuff may not work if they used a good epoxy. In that case you'll need something really heavy duty and stinky. Remove the sink to do that kind of work.

(or hire a professional tub restorer - but know your results will only last 5 to 10 years)

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I have the same problem with my sink. Im going to remove it and start looking for an exact fit stainless sink. I would strip it completely but like its been mentioned already, the bottom of the sink is beginning to rust a bit where the paint has flaked off. I will tackle this issue this winter when im just dying to get into another project?!

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