Are there any tricks to preventing the $3 plumbing pipe escutcheons from the
BORG from rusting after 2 months?
There is nothing more annoying than doing a nice paint job on a bathroom,
only to have the escutheon covering the toilet water supply rust.
I tried using shellac, and it only bought me about a month.
Would polyurethane or spray lacquer work?
I don't really want to invest any more than $3 on a simple thing, and I
don't understand why they make this crap so cheaply. Bathrooms are
_supposed_ to be moist.
buy one that's chromed brass, or even better, stainless steel.
Chromed steel will rust, unless it's excellent chrome, and you're not
going to get excellent chrome for $3, you're going to get crappy flash
My point was (directed at "Smitty, who seems to have a personality disorder)
, why bother selling something if you know it will quickly turn to crap, and
replacing it is not very convenient - you have to turn off the main water
supply and remove the valve. I might as well wipe my ass with $3.
A local plumbing supply recommended white plastic for $.23 each. Sounds
like the way to go.
because for the mfgr. to sell them, they don't have to look good after
they've been in your bathroom under the toilet for a year; they only
have to look good in the blister pack.
Sucks, but that's the way it is. Too many people buy on price and
don't bother to ask "is this steel or brass?"
since when did HD start charging $3 for thpse piece of crap plated
lats year I bouht some for ~$1
unfortunately gotta buy a pack of 50 but onlly a bit more than $1 each
My buddy & I got a pack and they're decent.
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