cleaning plumbers putty fingerprints of Stainless sink?

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  1. bbillcee

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    any suggestions?
     
  2. Cass

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    WoW...try soap and water...
     
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  4. bbillcee

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    LOL i did they still show up ....i thought maybe there was a trick
     
  5. Sandpiper Plumbing

    Sandpiper Plumbing Plumber

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    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.
     
  6. bbillcee

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

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

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

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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  10. Mike Swearingen

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    Oops! solvent and cleaner will dissolve most anything sticky, including chewing gun, adhesives, etc.
    Mike
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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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