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Stainless Sink & Water Spots

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  1. TC

    TC TS Member

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    Just got a new stainless steel sink and it is getting water spots. What will take them out and is there anything we could use to prevent them in the future? Tony
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have water softener, water spots are something you'll have to live with.

    I use WD-40 to clean stainless steel if I have to, but not where we process food. I suggest you wipe it dry after every use if you don't want to see water spots.

    Believe me, you see it because it's new, after 6 months, after you scratch it up, you won't see it anymore.
     
  3. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Try Lime Away. Probably just a bit of calcium.

    SteveW. Who processes more food at your hour. You or E.?
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

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    Sorry, meant home. By the way, I never received an address where to send you a check for the leather duffle bag. I forgot about it until now.
     
  5. Jennifer

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    I've got an older stainless sink that I use scratch-free Comet or Ajax on. It works great to take everything off and give it a shine. Plus the bleach in it disinfects the surface.
     
  6. bayrat

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    Slice a lemon in half and use it to scrub the sink using salt as a cleaner. This should remove the stains. Then put the lemon down the garbage disposal and that will make it smell good!

    The Bayrat

    POC. TX
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    Go to the local hard ware store and get some "Sheila Shine", works wonders on stainless ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  8. wolfram

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    Any weak acid will take the calcium carbonate off, vinegar is what you probably already have, lemons/lemon juice works slower but smell alot better. The clorinated cleansers or salt (NaCl) will eventually ruin the finish on the stainless steel especially if there is an abrasive. The only way to prevent new deposits is to wipe the sink dry after use and that isn't going to happen.
     
  9. brent375hh

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    I use Barkeeper's Friend.
     
  10. TC

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    Is there any kind of wax that would prevent the spots?
     
  11. leadspreader

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    try never dull wad polish
     
  12. finger

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    Barkeepers Friend as previously mentioned. It won't prevent spots will will put a nice polish on the sink without any scrubbing. Available at any good hardware store. bob finger
     
  13. JerryP

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    Ahhhh, the joy of stainless steel. For endless joy get all stainless appliances.
     
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