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Re: 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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If the clips are plastic you will have to snap them off. the metal ones you might have to cut them off. With the old sinks, when the screws were broken or rusted you would have to cut the clips. NO Easy job.
The best product I have found to remove water spots is a product called A-maz water stain remover in a 14 oz tub. There is no magic "wipe on,wipe off" product that I have found. Initially it is a little labor intensive but this is amazing stuff and can return your sink to its original luster.
This company also make a sealer but I have not tried it. A couple of alternatives might be Rain-X or Maguires auto wax. The concept here is to put a barrier down that will seal the pores of the sink and make it easier next time to remove the spots. My favorite is Maguires about every 3 months. I have provided a link below to the A-maz web site where you can find a distributor nearest you.
There are many kits on the market that will allow you to DIY. Your results will depend on your ability and how well you follow the directions. This kit is very good.
If you want a 100% invisible fix then you might want to take it to a professional. However if you follow the directions to the letter you can get great results with a repair kit. Will it be 100% invisible? Highly unlikely with a DIY kit. Will it look good and be almost invisible? Yes.
There are two bolts on either side of the sink. Remove them and lift the sink off of the base. Sometimes, depending on who installed it, you can slide the base out without removing the sink. Hope this helps.
Sorry to disappoint you, but unlike steel or cast iron ceramic sinks cannot be re-enamelled. To do so someone would have to grind off the remaining enamel and then reapply and re-fire the sink: not only would this be very laboiur intensive but the sink would be unlikely to survive the mechanical and heat processes involved.
If you can't live with your crazed or cracked enamel then buy a replacement sink. They're still manufactured as there is a demand for them.