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Friday's Ask the Experts: Equipment, chemicals and supplies

December 17, 2010
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Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I have a square, double-fiberglass sink, which is used by the employees to dump the remains of their coffee they drink and make.
The sink is starting to get porous on the bottom from all the harsh chemicals that have been used on it. A mixture of half water and half Clorox has been used to bleach it back white, but this is very toxic to breath.
Is there a different product you know of that will work on this? Also, can the sink be polished with something to help prevent the staining?
The answer:
Contact a bathtub refinisher in your area. These folks specialize in resurfacing fixtures such as yours.
Look at the products on and see if there is a spray-on refinishing product that you can use to do the job yourself.
This might be a simple fix for a reasonable cost to your customer. If it proves effective and lasting, you may have ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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