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    Default cleaning plumbers putty fingerprints of Stainless sink?

    any suggestions?

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    WoW...try soap and water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    WoW...try soap and water...

    LOL i did they still show up ....i thought maybe there was a trick

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    I use GlassPlus and a soft towel, let it soak for a few minutes and it usually wipes right out with a little elbow grease.

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    LOL sorry for the stupid question!

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    Try a damp rag with some dish soap placed directly on the rag and work it in...

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    Are you sure it is plumbers putty and not caulk...normaly plumbers putty comes right off...

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    Stainless Steel Magic┐

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    Oops! solvent and cleaner will dissolve most anything sticky, including chewing gun, adhesives, etc.
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    SS can be somewhat porous, and most plumber's putty has some oil in it. Oil stains need a solvent to remove if embedded.
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    If his are on the sink then anyone else who touches it will also leave marks. Bartender's Friend cleaner is usually what is used.

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