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Remove the logo from under-mount ceramic sink

I have an American Standard under-mount sink with a little plastic tag mounted on the surface. It is not centered and I would like to remove it. What can I use to safely remove this logo tag from the ceramic surface without damaging? Heat is my only thought, will a hair dryer be warm enough?

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I would say if you use heat use a heat gun. Better heat but be careful, they are much hotter than you think and you do not want to damage the finish.

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SOURCE: How To Remove Ceramic Sink

Your sink is likely to be glued into place, in which case you will need to carefully extract it from its surround. Begin by disconneting your water supply and removing all the plumbing connections. You probably wont need to remove the actual taps, but t wont hurt. Be very careful about using hammers as ceramic sinks do not tend to react well to them!

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SOURCE: How to repair porcelain/cast iron sink scratches

You can repair the sink with an epoxy based porcelin kit


Epoxy will not show brush streaks it will levelitself out do not get any kits from HD or Lowes they do not harden

Go to Sherwin Williams and ask for an epoxy paint for porcelin

As for removing the under counter sink
I would try cutting through the caulk adhesive
between the bottom of the granite and cast iron
sink with a hack saw blade
I have used a diamond blade on a grinder and
cut through but it was not a granite counter top
Be extremely areful to suport the underside of the sink with 2x4 blocks to prevent stressing the granite as you cut through
Good luck

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SOURCE: When the installers attached my stainless under mount sink to the granite, it shows the edge of the sink instead of the granite overhanging the sink. (the granite hole is bigger than the sink.) I

Is it possible they cut the hole wrong?
Call the installer.
Did you pay them?
Take them to small claims court.

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