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How do I remove gray stains on my white kitchen sink that were caused by an SOS pad?
House & Home / 10:37 AM - Tuesday March 02, 2010

How do I remove gray stains on my white kitchen sink that were caused by an SOS pad?


- Asked by dianndw, Female, 56-65

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It sounds like you have a porcelain sink, and an SOS pad will indeed make a mess of it, especially if it has some age behind it. The glass coating erodes ever time, and hence the marks. You can use a very fine polish with a cloth or plastic scrubby, but it will probably be temporary. There are products to re-coat the porcelain that are much more resistant to acids, and will be easier to clean after applied. Often, there are services that will do it for you for a nominal cost.
Best Wishes......:B)



- Response by beemerdoc, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Celebrity

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the gray stain is caused by microscopic amount of iron rubbing off on the micro-scratch surface of the sink. First, dump the SOS and switch to the Scotch scrub sponges. Second, use some vinegar or other acid to attack the iron.

- Response by greenwind, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 56-65, Construction

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sos pads won't make stains if they did then everything will stain your sink.

- Response by pepperman46, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55

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