Stainless steel sink

Old 07-10-05, 01:31 PM
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Stainless steel sink

My daughter accidentaly got some silver cleaner on the SS sink. ( She read AFTERWARDS the warning not to do that!) and it left some bad black stains. Is there any way to fix this?
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Tarn-x silver cleaner is noted for its discoloration of stainless steel sinks and the label warns against this. Short cut cleaning methods are not recommended by silversmiths or curators to clean silver as they tend to remove too much silver. Repeated use over time will eventually remove the silverplate. A quality silverpolish with tarnish resister like Wright's and very light and gentle buffing are recommended to remove tarnish.

Attempt to remove stain by wetting sink with cold water and sprinkling with baking soda and rub to make a paste. Rub in direction of grain of sink. Avoid circular motions. Rinse with cold water and repeat until stain disappears. If this is not effective, try using a quality metal polish like Semichrome, rubbing in direction of grain to attempt to remove the stain. Again, repeat applications may be necessary.

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