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Condo Bathroom Sink - Fix/Replace?

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Condo Bathroom Sink - Fix/Replace?

Hi Guys!
The bathroom sink in my condo looks like this. I want to either fix it or replace it.
I checked in Home Depot/Lowes, they couldn't suggest a fix. Apparently, if it was white, it could have been repainted, but with black, there is no such paint. And for the replacement option, the top is not readily available (may have to get it custom made).
Can anyone suggest anything? Any ballpark estimates how much would a custom replacements cost me?
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What s wrong with it? Is the sink leaking? From where?
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It's a one-piece unit, maybe cultured marble. Cultured marble is artificial marbles with film printed on it and coated with some resin. Use of an abrasive (pad or cleaner) to clean may have resulted in the damage. Probably custom given it's a condo. Maybe check with other condo owners to see if they are renovating and pick up their old uses.

You could try a fiberglass coating gel and see if it works.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... story.html
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Might be able to use a compound and polish on it...if you're considering replacing it, can't hurt to try this first.
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tempperm wrote: What s wrong with it? Is the sink leaking? From where?
It's not leaking, but looks terrible. Closely look at the part near the drain in the second picture.
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gr8dlr wrote: Might be able to use a compound and polish on it...if you're considering replacing it, can't hurt to try this first.
Could you suggest a compound please?
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thriftshopper wrote: It's a one-piece unit, maybe cultured marble. Cultured marble is artificial marbles with film printed on it and coated with some resin. Use of an abrasive (pad or cleaner) to clean may have resulted in the damage. Probably custom given it's a condo. Maybe check with other condo owners to see if they are renovating and pick up their old uses.

You could try a fiberglass coating gel and see if it works.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... story.html
Looks more like a cheap resin sink.
Cultured marble would be more durable to resist those scratches also it looks like it's chipping towards the edge. The finish is just chipping off.

Hard to tell because of how much RFD compresses the image.

The fix is the same tho.
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If it were me, I might use a toothpaste (not gel) and see how that goes. I'd be tempted to start with least aggressive and see how it goes.

For compounds and polishes, look at the car detailing stuff....ask some friends because sometimes the stuff is somewhat expensive and you don't need a lot.
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I don't see why it couldn't be repainted, it would take more coats but I cannot see why it wouldn't be possible. Mind you I'm not sure if the results would look good as I've never seen it done before.
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Replace with new and fresh look with custom quartz countertop. Cultured marble is old and tired look.
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Don't even try to fix it, just replace it. Don't do anything crazy like a custom top; you don't need the weird shelf thing over the toilet. That shelf over the toilet is just a junk collection spot, and a chance to accidentally knock something into the toilet bowl, which can get accidentally flushed and block your toilet trap. I've done service calls for this exact reason.

A vanity sized counter top at a big box store can be had for less than $100. You'll need to also buy a sink, but on the cheap, one could also be had for about $100. The drywall on the left, and the spot where the weird shelf is located will probably have to be repaired, unless you get lucky and they stuck the backsplash on with silicone.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: Don't even try to fix it, just replace it. Don't do anything crazy like a custom top; you don't need the weird shelf thing over the toilet. That shelf over the toilet is just a junk collection spot, and a chance to accidentally knock something into the toilet bowl, which can get accidentally flushed and block your toilet trap. I've done service calls for this exact reason.

A vanity sized counter top at a big box store can be had for less than $100. You'll need to also buy a sink, but on the cheap, one could also be had for about $100. The drywall on the left, and the spot where the weird shelf is located will probably have to be repaired, unless you get lucky and they stuck the backsplash on with silicone.
Thank you sir! Your points make complete sense; I will talk to someone who can do it for me.

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