I'm about to have a new stainless steel sink installed, the old one is
stainless also. On the bottom of the old sink it looks like it was
covered with the same material used as undercoating on cars. A rough
surface of black coating of some kind.
I assume it is there to prevent condensation from forming on the
bottom side of the sink(s) and dripping down onto the base cabinet.
The new sink is uncoated. Do I need to apply this type of coating?
If so where can I get it?
Thanks for any help.
Yup, if your new sink has NOTHING go to your local automotive boom-
boom stereo shop and ask for some scraps of Dynamat, stick a couple to
the underside of the sink to deaden the noise of the water hitting it,
plates being dropped, etc. If there's already a couple thin bits of
black stuff stuck to it, it's already been done for you and will
accomplish the same thing as the full "undercoating" of your old sink.
Thanks for the advice and knowledge.
It would appear from the concensus its to muffle the sounds. Now that
I think about it that does make more sense than my all wet idea of
preventing condensation. :)
muchas gracias everyone.
An even better idea, since you're putting in a new sink, would be to
go look at some more sinks, do some research and find a better one
that already has sound deadening material and is probably a lot better
from other standpoints as well.
Another idea - as grist for the mill - is to watch Craigslist. I got a
superb stainless double sink, complete with faucet and sprayer attachment,
for a paltry $15.
The chipped enamel sink it replaced worked, so I wasn't desperate. Just kept
watching and eventually what I wanted showed up. Patience*, if possible,
* My latest score is a 78" tall, weight driven, grandfather clock. For fifty
On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:48:47 -0800 (PST), CommanderCody
If you use your sink as an ice-water bath (I do when I want to cool
down a big pot of spag sauce) you may get condensate underneath. The
coating is a sound deadener. Maybe you can find a spray-on product at
the auto store.
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