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Old 06-28-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Cast Iron Kitchen Sink


Conflicted to post here or under specialty stuff. Anyway, here goes.

We have an old cast iron sink we don't want to replace because it's been in or family for a long time and it's an odd size to boot. A few years ago we repainted it with an epoxy from (cough) HD and it obviously didn't turn out the greatest. It looks good, but it has since gone to pieces.

Is there a better product that I can get from a more professional place?

Is there some important prep work somewhere I missed? We did sand and scuff and clean it up, just not sure if we missed something somewhere.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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Was it a two part epoxy? There aren't a great many of them available for this application. And there isn't going to be any coating I can think of that you can do yourself that will hold up like the factory finish on those old sinks will.

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yes it was a two part epoxy
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I only know of the HD product and the associated problems (it doesn't work well or last long)
I know of no other company that even offers some finish in a can for that type of thing

It's not really a DIY type thing

I have, however, seen the pro tub guys work wonders
If you were my customer, I'd sub out the sink
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Ib SOCAL SOCAL. so easy a cave man can do it.
strip all the old coating first.use a 4" razor scraper and some razor blades for areas the 4" wont get to,if epoxy is tight use a epoxy paint stripper let it bubble up and scrape.use rubber gloves the stuff bites.remove all stripped coatings from sink and completly scrub sink with ajax/water and a coarse scotch brite pad.use 80 grit wet/dry paper to sand sink free of any remaining paint flecks left.if the porcelian is worn pitted or chipped use some bondo to fill in,make sure it is clean and dry wipe down areas with mek or acetone let dry prior to bondo app.apply a epoxy primer let dry for a few of songs on the radio then apply 2-3 coats of aliphatic acrylic polyurethane wait a few songs between coats.clean out spray gun unmask clean up and caulk before you leave.if porcelian is in good shape and not pitted use a silane wipe on primer let dry for a couple songs then a tack coat of poly and 2-3 coats of the polyurethane only.midwest chemicals easy to use has the stuff,online.ask for free samples get sink done allmost for free xcept labor.
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Excellent ibsocal. Only one problem....I don't have spray equipment and wouldn't know what to do if I had one in my hands. I don't suppose this could possibly be applied with any type of brush could it?
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No man,this stuff is hot dries quick will look like if brushed or rolled.Sub it out if you dont have the tools figure around 200 bucks for a medium sized sink about 2 hours of easy work.

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