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The drain was dropped in the sink and we thought it was a scratch but it is a small chip you can feel.  I read about epoxy but is this going to be too thick, being it is a very small

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I assume this is a new sink and you are trying to save it. There are several options depending on how much time and or money you want to put into the repair. The simplest is what you mentioned yourself. just be sure to clean the surface completely, you may want to use rubbing alcohol to be sure there is no oil or contaminates on the surface. Be sure the area is completely dry before applying the epoxy. There are several types and you will have to determine which is closest as a match for color and sheen. With that said dip a toothpick into a small drop of epoxy and then transfer it to the desired location. Keep in mind that it will more than likely be higher than the existing surface. Once it has completely dried, 48 hours for a good cure, then take a single edge razor and gently press it to the surface and push it along at a 25-35 degree angle to remove the high spot. You may need to do this several times to get the desired finish.
If you are not happy with this then you can have the whole sink refinished professionally by a number of companies. I have used Bath Crest with good success.

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