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cheddarman

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The bathroom basin mixer tap was installed without a chrome washer to hid the joint between it and the porcelain sink, which didn't look very nice.
I bought the biggest chrome washer I could find and then turned out the inner diameter to fit the tap column.
Of course, having removed the chrome from. the insiful!
Is there a product I can get that will stop the rust, seal it?
Thanks

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ShaunCorbs

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Didn’t you paint it after machining it ?
 

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Need to sand the rust off and paint it with any metal Paint
 

Basher

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Short term Kurust or this might help:
A longer term fix would be to send it to a chrome plating outfit!
 

Ric2013

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I find red oxide primer to be one of the longer lasting anti-rust paints.

You might also find Waxoyl (the yellowy waxy liquid you spray into box sections of motor vehicles) would work well in your situation.
 

cheddarman

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Thanks guys. I'll take it off, lightly skim it again and get it re plated I think. Permanent!!
 

cheddarman

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I've only got a little wood lathe so not up to big machine jobs unfortunately. Mid you, there is a garage across the road??????
 

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