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Washroom sink renovation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:36 am
by Simboc2004 | 641 Posts

When we bought our Eriba in April I noticed that the washroom sink and soap dish, etc. had become very yellowed. When I had a good look at them recently I discovered the sink had also come unstuck. So, I decided it was time to try and make it all white again...

First stage was, following viewing numerous "how to restore ABS discolouration" videos, I bought some "40 Vol" 12%Peroxide gel, smeared it over the top surfaces, covered them in cling film and set them in the sun for 24 hours (well, 48 hours). Hmmm, not the miraculous results I had seen online - it had paled a bit, but still definitely yellow coloured. Not sure if UV would be more effective as some help videos had stated.

Second stage was to paint them - ABS paints really well without using primer, so I gave them a good coat or two of Plastikote satin white (gloss has a tendency to show up all imperfections in the surface) and, 24 hours later, a several good coats of Humbrol gloss acrylic varnish. I think they now look pretty good and should be really hard wearing. I will put them back in the washroom later today.

Here's the question... does anyone know what the substance is they use to stick the sink in? It looks and feels a bit like silicone, but is hard. Will ordinary high quality bathroom/shower silicone do the job? Or is there a specialist outdoor leisure vehicle product? All help and guidance is much appreciated.

I will report back on how it all copes with the wear and tear of use - we are off this weekend for a week, with 3 other weeks away planned this summer.

Some before, after bleaching and after painting photos attached.

Simon



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RE: Washroom sink renovation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:54 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

Lovely job, Simon!

I'd have thought that ordinary bathroom sealant would be perfect for the job.


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RE: Washroom sink renovation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:08 pm
by Simboc2004 | 641 Posts

If only ordinary bathroom sealant were a thing you could buy! I have ordered some clear sealant, some clear adhesive and some clear adhesive/sealant combined. All by well known manufacturers Sika, Soudal and Eco-Stik. Will see what works best...


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