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shirley-il
restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

Has anyone restored the shine of a porcelain bathroom sink? My sink is still in good shape but just needs the shine returned.

bsum1
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

Agree with jkirk, you might try using auto wax to give a shine and add a little protection. You'll probably have to reapply every so often.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink
shirley-il wrote:

Has anyone restored the shine of a porcelain bathroom sink? My sink is still in good shape but just needs the shine returned.

Although I have never used this product and this is not an endorsement, I have seen this advertised http://www.bufatub.com/

If you try it and it works be sure to get back with us and let us know.
Jack

Nits09
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

I will save you the time and effort and money.
This product isn't worth two cents...it will actually make
the finish worse. Bad customer service, poor communication
and a product that does not work at all.

Fencepost
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

Is the sink enameled steel, cast iron, or vitreous china? How to tell: a magnet won't stick to china. Cast iron will have a solid feel to it; steel will sound tinny.

Many times the finish is fine; there's just a hard water buildup on top of it.

If it's cast iron or china, you might try a pumice bar. Ask at your local hardware store; it would be in the cleaning supplies. The pumice bar works great on the hard water stains in toilets; I imagine it would work on china sinks, too. Enameled steel has a somewhat softer finish that could be scratched by the pumice.

I had a cast iron kitchen sink I was able to restore using very fine wet-or-dry sandpaper and lots of elbow grease.

gordman
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

I hope I won't have this trouble with my new Blanko sinks, I like them a lot and I wouldn't want to change them. Also there a lot of products that can restore the shine of your sink, I know we have in our local stores, powder products work great.

MSSP
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

I used some engine degreaser today on a very old wall mount porcalin sink and much to my suprise it worked awsome. It removed all of the soap scum in a matter of seconds and put on a shine maybe it wasnt that bad to begin with

cjsand
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

You might also try auto rubbing compound.

socialmaker
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

Unless your sink is expensive i recommend you getting a new one... I mean you're using a sink for 10-15 years then all of a sudden you tend to say: hey let me give it some "gloss"... that things dead 3 times over. Be a bit decent and buy yourself a new one.
Why can women buy women's jackets from month to month ?

Vintage1
Re: restoring the shine of a bathroom sink

With old sinks you would want to use cleaners such as Zud or barkeepers friend.Nothing that uses bleach.

Make a paste from the cleanser and use the paste to clean the sink first like the previous poster said it may just be hard water stains or build up.

The nickle test = using a nickle run a line on the sink after cleaning if it leaves a line like a pencil then the glazing is compromised.

You could try polishing it by using 4000 grit wet and dry sandpaper. Keeping in mind that porcelain is basically like melted glass.;)

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