cleaning plumbers putty fingerprints of Stainless sink?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by bbillcee, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. bbillcee

    bbillcee Member

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    any suggestions?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    WoW...try soap and water...
  3. bbillcee

    bbillcee Member

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    LOL i did they still show up ....i thought maybe there was a trick
  4. I use GlassPlus and a soft towel, let it soak for a few minutes and it usually wipes right out with a little elbow grease.
  5. bbillcee

    bbillcee Member

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    LOL sorry for the stupid question!:(
  6. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Try a damp rag with some dish soap placed directly on the rag and work it in...
  7. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Are you sure it is plumbers putty and not caulk...normaly plumbers putty comes right off...
  8. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Stainless Steel Magic¿
  9. Oops! solvent and cleaner will dissolve most anything sticky, including chewing gun, adhesives, etc.
    Mike
  10. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    SS can be somewhat porous, and most plumber's putty has some oil in it. Oil stains need a solvent to remove if embedded.
  11. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    fingerprints

    If his are on the sink then anyone else who touches it will also leave marks. Bartender's Friend cleaner is usually what is used.
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