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How do I fix my sink?

This is about a 3/16 inch hole in the bottom corner of the sink. How do I fix it? Whats the quick and easy way, and what is the longer, correct way? Thanks.

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is it a hole or just a ding in the sink's gelcoat?

If it is a hole, tape over the bottom of the hole and fill it with thickened epoxy...then gelcoat over it.
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The gelcoat is punched through, but I forgot to look and see if it goes all the way through. I wasn't sure what it was made of, thanks SD.
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If it is gelcoat, then it is probably a fiberglass sink. In any case, as long as it isn't some of the slicker plastics...the thickened epoxy should seal a hold that size fairly well.

If the hole doesn't go through and it is just a shallow divot in the gelcoat... grind the divot a bit, wipe with acetone and then just gelcoat it. Deeper divots need to be filled, even if they don't go through.
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That sure dosen't look like gelcoat to my eyes.





My galley sink is stainless, but the head sinks are both of a porcelain enameled finish over metal. The best way to repair a porcelain chip is with a repair compound made exclusively for this. There are several out there - here's one I found after a quick search:



Porcelain chip repair
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If it is porcelain and the underlying sink is stainless, and you've managed to punch a hole in the steel...I'd still be for filling it with thickened epoxy and then coating it.

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How can you tell.... the photo is badly exposed and a bit out of focus...
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How can you tell.... the photo is badly exposed and a bit out of focus...
Yeah - I know it's out of focus, but porcelain chips circumferent around an impact and the blackened base material looks like cast iron - a popular metal for porcelain enameled plumbing fixtures.

I broke up my old cast iron bath tub with a sledge hammer last year to replace with a whirlpool tub . . . that was one heavy tub, and this was the easiest way to get it out of the house. After laboring over that nasty job for an hour - I learned the physical properties of chipped porcelain over cast iron -
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LOL...that's one way to learn about it... But cast iron is a wierd choice of materials for a boat sink... They're usually fiberglass or stainless steel.
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Could very well be gelcoat over a dark glass mat material - most likely is. Most firemen I know are part-time tradesmen, so this should be easy enough for BF to find out.
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