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Old 11-24-2022, 03:19 PM   #1
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Stainless steel sink winterize prep???

As we’re all aware of the quality of Thor products… I’ve noticed some rust stains in my sinks…..As I was polishing, my three stainless steel sinks to protect them for winter… My darling wife, ask what all my little friends do on the forum . Apparently after 30 some years she wants to know how to winterize. All good.

So what is everyone else doing or how do you prep your lovely quality stainless steel sinks for the winter?
I have used mothers… But I’m currently using purple… Mainly because a buddy of mine gave it to me for free And it has worked on a few other things.

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Old 11-24-2022, 06:14 PM   #2
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There is not much to do with the stainless steel sinks. Just be sure to clean it with soap and water. I’ve yet to see any rusting, that’s one of the qualities of a stainless steel sink. Otherwise, we pour some antifreeze into the p-trap and all is good.
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Old 11-24-2022, 06:31 PM   #3
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All lower end stainless sinks, household included, are very susceptible to chlorine and high salt concentrations

It is quite normal for them to develop pits or rust if not cared for very well

You have to get into the high-end tier of sinks or change to a different material
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Old 11-24-2022, 06:37 PM   #4
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All lower end stainless sinks, household included, are very susceptible to chlorine and high salt concentrations

It is quite normal for them to develop pits or rust if not cared for very well

You have to get into the high-end tier of sinks or change to a different material
It sounds like the cure is worse than the disease. Perhaps cleaning it has caused the rusting in this case.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:03 AM   #5
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You use a product containing chlorine on one, and it pits then rust develops

316ss or synthetic
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:45 AM   #6
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As we’re all aware of the quality of Thor products… I’ve noticed some rust stains in my sinks…..As I was polishing, my three stainless steel sinks to protect them for winter… My darling wife, ask what all my little friends do on the forum . Apparently after 30 some years she wants to know how to winterize. All good.

So what is everyone else doing or how do you prep your lovely quality stainless steel sinks for the winter?
I have used mothers… But I’m currently using purple… Mainly because a buddy of mine gave it to me for free And it has worked on a few other things.

Thanks… Bradley
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:53 AM   #7
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I treat them like sinks in my coach. Rinse them out and use barkeepers friend when dirty.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:20 PM   #8
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As we’re all aware of the quality of Thor products… I’ve noticed some rust stains in my sinks…..As I was polishing, my three stainless steel sinks to protect them for winter… My darling wife, ask what all my little friends do on the forum . Apparently after 30 some years she wants to know how to winterize. All good.

So what is everyone else doing or how do you prep your lovely quality stainless steel sinks for the winter?
I have used mothers… But I’m currently using purple… Mainly because a buddy of mine gave it to me for free And it has worked on a few other things.

Thanks… Bradley

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