Refurbish metal ring in porcelain Sink?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by LD, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. LD

    LD New Member

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    Hi. I've got an old bathroom (blue) sink. We could theoretically reuse it except for the metal ring around the drain hole that is all worn. Is there some kind of metallic coating available to fix this? Do these things come off and can I buy a new one? sorry, I don't even know what this is called.

    Also, my contractor installed a sterling shower which had the back wall from the ensemble "tile" style and the side walls from the ensemble 'curve" style (they sent the wrong stuff and nobody noticed). It LOOKS like the pieces fit together despite the fact that the exterior design doesn't match up. Can I assume that this combo will at least be just as water safe as one with all the matching parts?
    Thanks so much in advance
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    IT is the drain ring, but unless you can find the exact make and model, which is not a given, it will not help you. Besides, by the time you get the old one out, it may not be reusable anyway. Buy a new pop-up drain and replace the entire unit.
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