Scratch on shower arm head

Old 02-01-22, 04:35 PM
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Scratch on shower arm head

I was replacing a shower arm and had a towel wrapped around the arm.
I was using channel locks to tighten the arm and the teeth went through the towel and hot the arm.

A small piece of the chrome got scratched off to what look's like the copper.
Any ideas on what touch up pen or paint may be use to touch up the scratch?


Old 02-01-22, 04:49 PM
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Well, a new shower arm is $10 at Lowes, or you can get a spray can of chrome touch up paint at a NAPA parts store for $10.
Old 02-02-22, 03:06 AM
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The copper is what the chrome is applied to, a week from now you probably will forget about it and wont notice!

Chalk it up to an easy lesson learned!
Old 02-02-22, 04:43 AM
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In the future get a square of heavy leather. Fabric/cloth is slippery and doesn't offer good grip and is usually too supple and lets the teeth of pliers cut through. A thick piece of leather is stiff and strong enough to protect what's underneath and the leather, especially the suede side offers a more non-slip grip.

You can put a touch of silver paint on the scuffed area though it will show just as bad as the bare copper. Otherwise replace the shower arm or just go on with life and worry about it in 10 years when you remodel the bathroom.

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