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Old 03-06-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
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Resurfacing Stainless Steel Sinks

Does anyone know if a stainless steel sink could be finished with an epoxy kit?
I'm having one hell of a time finding a small turquoise sink.

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Old 03-06-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
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I doubt if that finish would last long. Did you try the Canned Ham Man in Riverside, CA. They seem to have a lot of vintage stuff on hand. Here's an address and phone number:
5800 Republic St, Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 688-8445
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Another option that you could investigate is having your sink powder coated the color you want. I would check with the experts who apply the powdercoat to find out if the finish would be suitable or durable enough for this application, but it would be worth looking into.
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Ian,
I'll ask the guy who will be painting the exterior. I want the sink, cool top and fridge door all to be painted turquoise.
Thx for your input,
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Have you considered just making a cover for the sink that you can paint turquoise?
It would give you a little extra counter space and keep the easy maintenance of a stainless sink.
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Beverly, as Roy suggested the stainless steel sinks are the easiest to keep sparkling clean. Due to the small size of the sinks in our trailers there is a very high probability of them being scratched up over time. I once made the mistake of putting an acrylic sink in my kitchen - over time it stained up due to scratches etc that were impossible to get out.
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I doubt that any paint job would adhere for long to stainless steel, especially if the sink gets used much.

Side note:
I have a mid sixties Caveman trailer that came with turquoise stove and fridge- but the sink is the standard stainless as I think was used in most such combinations. If you're determined to have turquoise you might have better luck looking at household bathroom sinks (drop-in type). That color was pretty popular in bathrooms for a long, long time. Shape might be wrong, but if color's that important you might make do.
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Turquoise bathroom sink on e-bay. A bit pricey.

New Vintage American Standard Turquoise Blue Bathroom Sink | eBay

You might try salvage yards in your area.

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Talking Turquoise Sink.....

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Does anyone know if a stainless steel sink could be finished with an epoxy kit?
I'm having one hell of a time finding a small turquoise sink.

Thx,
Bev
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I was at the Temecula, CA, Rod Run today and talked to Mike Rivera of Vintage Trailer Parts in Ontario, CA. He had a restored canned ham on display.

He tell me that he has a Turquoise single basin sink available and a matching turquoise stove if needed.

look him up at www.vintagetrailerstore.com


Event Report: Fantastic, about 250 cars on display, 20,000 peeps, 88 degree weather, free admission and all the beer you can drink (for a price)
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Correction to post #9 from press release:

City officials said 782 cars registered this year. Adamiak estimated attendance at the two-day event which began on Friday was approximately 60,000.
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Thanks everyone for your wonderful suggestions. I think I will keep the sink stainless, and talk with the guy who's doing some reno work to possible power coat the 2 burner stove top and the fridge door.
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The heat from cooktop can cause paint to bubble, so be sure to verify what needs to be done to paint it. But I agree that painting the sink will not hold up well. There are a lot of vintage campers being restored, and turquoise seems to be the main color they want. But it also means that people are parting out their junk trailers and selling the blue parts
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There is a difference between "Painting" and 'Powder Coating" completely different process, product, durability. Some types of Powder coating is applied to exhaust headers which can withstand temperatures of 1600 deg. As I mentioned in my earlier post talk to the experts who know the products, they will tell you if powder coating will stand up to the application.
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Does anyone know if a stainless steel sink could be finished with an epoxy kit?
I'm having one hell of a time finding a small turquoise sink.

Thx,
Bev

I though you'd enjoy seeing this little turquoise egg.
I'll bet these people have just the perfect blue sink inside...
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