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    Default builing a home salon, need advice ....

    I am desperately hoping someone can help me with this dillemma. I am building a hair studio at home and am not sure what type of shampoo bowl to buy. I know that cast iron is the best, but it is also the most expensive and very heavy, so I am not willing to buy that. The abs plastic bowls are inexpensive, but scratch easily. Here are my options:
    a fully cast acrylic bowl
    an acrylic coated fiberglass bowl
    an acrylic coated abs bowl
    The full acrylic is the most expensive, and the abs coated the least.
    Price ranges from $500 to $300 all shipping and fixtures considered. Which sink do you think would give me the best value for my dollar???

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    If you are going to be involved with any hair dye, I think you need a sink with a porcelain finish, like cast iron. Check to see if American Standard makes an Americast version of the sink you need, or Boots in Bootzcast.

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    Thanks Jimbo, but those sinks are almost $1000...and since I worked i a salon with acrylic sinks and they lasted 15 years+, I'm just not willing to pay that price.

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    If you have worked with them that long, why not buy whichever one you used since it gave good service.

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