Hi there - first post, so hope I am doing it right. I am about to
install a new bathroom basin but I would like to keep the old metal
taps on the new one - is there anything I can use to clean the old
taps effectively? They have some limestone bits hanginf off them and
are in good condition, just old and dirty. Any advice appreciated.
I did this and the old taps/faucets came up like new:
Soak them overnight in white vinegar. Clean them up with
an old toothbrush. Soak again in white vinegar. Rince,
dry, and shine them up with a little metal polish.
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
Emphasis on the soaking parts. Those little 'limestone' stalactites say the
inside is likely gummed up too. Personally, unless it was a hard-to-match
style, I'd be likely to fit a new faucet and plastic feed lines while I had
it all apart, just so I wouldn't have to take it all apart again in a year.
Either way, be real careful with the feed line fittings on the wall- they
love to self-destruct, especially with mineral-laden water. Clean them up
carefully before you reinstall. Real good time to switch those out if they
are crappy looking or dribble.
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