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Repairing cracked sink



 
 
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Old January 1st 09, 10:45 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hello,

Something had fallen into the bathroom sink and now the sink has a few
hairline cracks and it is chipped in one place.

I can't afford to replace the sink just yet.

Are there any fillers,repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?

Suggestions please.

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Old January 2nd 09, 06:24 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"David" wrote:
Are there any fillers, repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?


Yes. http://www.repairproducts.co.uk/page33.htm. Or Google for sink repair
kit. These kits can be used to repair chipped porcelain, but there isn't
much you can do with hairline cracks. Alternatively, white sealant can be
used as a temporary repair for chipped white porcelain.


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Old January 2nd 09, 09:11 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"David" wrote in message
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Hello,

Something had fallen into the bathroom sink and now the sink has a few
hairline cracks and it is chipped in one place.

I can't afford to replace the sink just yet.

Are there any fillers,repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?

Suggestions please.


It may well be covered on your household insurance.

I've not had cause to use this myself but a friend did- the insurance
company went to some lengths to get a "like for like" replacement.



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Old January 2nd 09, 10:24 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 2 Jan, 06:24, "DIY" wrote:
"David" wrote:
Are there any fillers, repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?


Yes.http://www.repairproducts.co.uk/page33.htm. Or Google for sink repair
kit. These kits can be used to repair chipped porcelain, but there isn't
much you can do with hairline cracks. Alternatively, white sealant can be
used as a temporary repair for chipped white porcelain.


I have seen this but I am not very sure if it will work.


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Old January 2nd 09, 02:29 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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David writes

Are there any fillers,repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?


Not a sink, but my son managed to crack our cistern, which caused a slow
but annoying leak. I drained the cistern, let it dry, then rubbed
silicone sealant into the cracks, before refilling. That was months
ago, and it has not leaked yet - touch wood!

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Graeme
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Old January 2nd 09, 06:19 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:11:12 -0000, Brian Reay wrote:

"David" wrote in message
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Hello,

Something had fallen into the bathroom sink and now the sink has a few
hairline cracks and it is chipped in one place.

I can't afford to replace the sink just yet.

Are there any fillers,repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?

Suggestions please.


It may well be covered on your household insurance.

I've not had cause to use this myself but a friend did- the insurance
company went to some lengths to get a "like for like" replacement.


My insurance company (Directline) has a 50 excess, but when I said I'd fit
it myself, they offered to pay me to do it (only minimum wage) - I said not
to bother, still fitted it myself and never got charged the excess.

They also put me in touch directly with a specialist supplier who managed
to match the existing suite, even though it'd been out of production for
five years!

SteveW
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Old January 2nd 09, 09:14 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 2 Jan, 14:29, Graeme wrote:
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David writes



Are there any fillers,repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?


Not a sink, but my son managed to crack our cistern, which caused a slow
but annoying leak. I drained the cistern, let it dry, then rubbed
silicone sealant into the cracks, before refilling. That was months
ago, and it has not leaked yet - touch wood!

--
Graeme


Thank you for all the helpful replies I'll try the repair kit from
Plumbworld and I will let you know the results.
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Old January 3rd 09, 07:20 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Fri, 2 Jan 2009 06:24:54 -0000, DIY wrote:

"David" wrote:
Are there any fillers, repair kits etc that can be used to repair the
sink?


Yes. http://www.repairproducts.co.uk/page33.htm. Or Google for sink repair
kit. These kits can be used to repair chipped porcelain, but there isn't
much you can do with hairline cracks. -------------------8


Might be a Captain Tolley "opportunity"?
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Old January 3rd 09, 11:00 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 07:20:48 +0000, Appelation Controlee wrote:

Might be a Captain Tolley "opportunity"?


Excellent idea. I can't see getting most conventional filling/sealing
things into a hairline crack but Captain Tolley is pretty much designed
for this.

If the OP missed the recent orginal thread:

http://www.captaintolley.com/

Better still it's British.

--
Cheers
Dave.



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Old January 4th 09, 10:21 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 3 Jan, 11:00, "Dave Liquorice"
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On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 07:20:48 +0000, Appelation Controlee wrote:
Might be a Captain Tolley "opportunity"?


Excellent idea. I can't see getting most conventional filling/sealing
things into a hairline crack but Captain Tolley is pretty much designed
for this.

If the OP missed the recent orginal thread:

http://www.captaintolley.com/

Better still it's British.

--
Cheers
Dave.


Thanks for that I'll let my Mum know.
 




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