Trying to remove duct tape residue from the Formica trim and metal around
the sink. It doesn't come off easy. Is there a solvent that removes this
stuff easily? Also, would like to be able to live in the house afterwards.
So, I don't want anything too strong smelling, if at all possible. Been
trying to scrape it off. It's a frustrating process.
I am planning to repair the sink once I get this gunk off. There are a few
drip points where the metal meets the counter. I am going to use some sort
of sealant between the seams to eliminate the dripping problem beneath.
There is quite a gap between the metal and sink. The sink is sagging in the
middle somewhat.... it's old. Ideally, it should be replaced. But, I would
imagine a new counter and sink get-up must run a grand or better. Am I on
target with the price. I haven't priced them out at HD.
Also, will be cutting a narrow piece of Formica to replace the piece I
damaged scrapping some of this stuff off. Someone told me to use a utility
knife to cut the Formica. Any tricks to cutting it? I was thinking of
marking it with a pen or pencil. Lying it down on a wooden board. Then,
scoring it before I applied heavy pressure to cut. This thin strip of
Formica will eventually lie on the edge of the sink's metal surface. Any
special glue I should use? I have "Wilsonart International H20" It says
not to use it with copper. Normally,
I guess this product is primarily used with non-metal surfaces. I'm
thinking with such a small section it should be fine.
Did a little more investigating and found the leak is originating from the
base of the faucett extension. I unscrewed the top cap. There is rubber
gasket which looks in good shape. I don't know what I else I can do except
re-tighten. I don't want to over-tighten. It seemed pretty tight when I
took it off. Any ideas what else I might do to seal this a little better?
Tightened up the cap. Leaks seems to have disappeared. Hope it's gone for
Went to Wall Mart and the local super market. Couldn't find Goo Gone.
There is a substance called Oops. May try this if I can't find Goo Gone.
In alt.home.repair on Mon, 18 Jul 2005 00:26:10 -0700 "CWLee"
That one is great, but sometimes hard to find in Md. It's an orange
cleaner (made from organges, not for cleaning them) and I think most
work almost as well. That's what I use for adhesives. That's its
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