i frequently squeeze lemon down drains. and sometimes i might leave
the lemon hanging around the sink for awhile, is the acid bad for the
porcelain? it seems like the acid might be eroding the porcelain
around the drain hole and thus exposing metal to rust. it could be my
1. Not much acid in a lemon and what's there is very weak.
2. This is an iron sink with porcelain? The porcelain is glass fused to the
iron. The only acid that eats glass AFAIK is hydrofluoric and there is none
of that in a lemon. Or in vinegar or anything else you'll have around the
Acid-Etched and Patterned Glass
Slumped glass not the answer for you? Fortunately, there are several other
decorative glass products available that can provide you with an equally
unique look for your home.
Acid-etched glass, which is created by dipping regular glass into an acid
solution that permanently etches the surface, has a very modern look to it,
points out Richard Balik of General Glass International, a supplier of the
Unlike slumped glass, it has a smooth surface which is more or less flat.
Offered in several colors, acid-etched glass is available with a variety of
designs etched into the glass surface, so that you can pick and choose which
look best suits your home.
I have only had one experience with windows being etched. A condo was
having that problem, called in various people (including me) to find out who
they should sue. Turned out they couldn't sue anybody as the etching was
being caused by flourides from auto emissions from a nearby freeway
combining with water droplets on the glass and/or rain and forming weak
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