can anybody help with this ??
Sorry i am new to this forum, but i am wondering if anybody can help me with this situation. My wife dropped a sharp knife into the kitchen sink and it punctured it. It is a stainless steel sink and underneath it... there is a insulation coat of some sort...
i found an article on how to repair it online.. but i have a few questions..
i was wondering do i still need to sand it? (considering the insulation is there under the sink)
is it ok for me to use the Gorilla Epoxy Impact Tough formula for the sealant? (FDA approved? the right epoxy for the job?)
thank you for the help..
here is the Gorilla product in question:
heres some photos:
Anything you do may be iffy. The EPA does not have anything to do with repairing the bottom of your sink. If you can remove the sound deadener material and clean the stainless so the epoxy will bond to it, then the patch may work. but in most cases, if the sink is so thin that a dropped knife made a hold in it, it is usually such a low grade sink that it is not worth the effort.
Wow. Take a breath. Many of us are "oldsters"....we go to bed early!
And another wow on the photos: what did she drop...a double bitted axe?? Or was she aiming at you and missed???
Anyway, that link you posted looks like a good procedure to follow. If this was a commercial kitchen, any product would have to be NSF listed ( not FDA). But unless you eating out of the sink, I would not worry about that. Yes, you will have to use a sharp chisel and move some insulation away. Inside, you once you do some sanding and polishing, the finish will always show the repair. Even welding ( the better repair ) will not make the finish texture and gloss match the original.
The epoxy repair will give you a few years of life out of the sink before finally replacing it. The epoxy area will tend to get dirty, and be harder to clean.
A new sink of the same quality sells for less than $100.
I wouldn't waste much time trying to fix that one.
thanks for the feed back guys much appreciated!