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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9315 on: May 30, 2014, 04:53:12 PM »
For the sink refinisher:

If it's that old, it's probably porceline.  That means that is a glazed finish that is baked on rather than just painted.

And if it is staining or discoloring easily, then the original glaze has been scrubbed off.

You could try refinishing. Or just bleach it every evening, which is what my mother did. Or save up and replace the sink, which I think would be the long-term solution.
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« Reply #9316 on: May 30, 2014, 05:09:43 PM »
My kitchen sink right now is enamel over what I think is cast iron (it's some sort of black metal, anyway.) It stains and scratches so easily - I'm replacing it with a stainless steel one as soon as I get the base cabinet.
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« Reply #9317 on: May 30, 2014, 05:31:34 PM »
Re the kitchen sink.  I don't have a tip for removing the stains, but I wanted to warn about using a rust removal product on metal surfaces, like stainless steel.  It may erode the metal finish.  Lesson learned the hard way. 
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« Reply #9318 on: May 30, 2014, 05:49:13 PM »
For the sink refinisher:

If it's that old, it's probably porceline.  That means that is a glazed finish that is baked on rather than just painted.

And if it is staining or discoloring easily, then the original glaze has been scrubbed off.

You could try refinishing. Or just bleach it every evening, which is what my mother did. Or save up and replace the sink, which I think would be the long-term solution.

Growing up, we just filled the sink with bleach an water and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.  Usually just every couple weeks.

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« Reply #9319 on: May 30, 2014, 09:48:07 PM »
The tattoo is half of a butterfly.
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« Reply #9320 on: May 31, 2014, 02:25:38 AM »
The tattoo is half of a butterfly.

But....why
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« Reply #9321 on: May 31, 2014, 07:31:18 AM »
The tattoo is half of a butterfly.

Might it be a not very well done sideways view of a butterfly? Similar to this:

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« Reply #9322 on: May 31, 2014, 04:35:06 PM »
It matches the other half that is on her friends' foot.
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« Reply #9323 on: May 31, 2014, 11:09:59 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

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« Reply #9324 on: May 31, 2014, 11:14:35 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

I'm concerned about why you care. The only time I get in contact with them is with a broom or gardening gloves.  :)

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« Reply #9325 on: June 01, 2014, 06:46:42 AM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).
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« Reply #9326 on: June 01, 2014, 07:03:13 AM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).

Weeeeelllllll, given what cochineal is made from...  :-X
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« Reply #9327 on: June 01, 2014, 06:13:49 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).

Thanks.  I have fairly mild allergies/sensitivities and didn't know if someone allergic to shellfish can get a reaction just from touching a lobster.  I wondered because if you are traipsing through the woods you usually aren't thinking about running into a crustacean and that might be a problem.

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« Reply #9328 on: June 01, 2014, 06:22:56 PM »
Here is my stupid question:

I just found out that Pill Bugs are a type of crustacean.  So, are people that are allergic to shellfish also allergic to pill bugs?

Well, one would probably have to eat some in order to find out.  ;) I suppose if someone is extremely allergic to shellfish, they might have a reaction just from contact /exposure, but I've never heard of anyone who has.

On the other hand,  I know many people who are allergic to cockroaches and /or shellfish that are terribly allergic to cochineal (natural Red food dyes).

Thanks.  I have fairly mild allergies/sensitivities and didn't know if someone allergic to shellfish can get a reaction just from touching a lobster.  I wondered because if you are traipsing through the woods you usually aren't thinking about running into a crustacean and that might be a problem.

Now that I think about it, really:

We had Asian ladybugs in swarms a few years ago, so I would use a vacuum cleaner with a wand to sweep them off the walls and ceiling of the enclosed porch. One family member is allergic to shellfish and had a reaction while I was vacuuming from the pieces that got through the filter. It wasn't severe enough to cause a major problem because he got out of there immediately and didn't return until the dust settled. So, I guess, the thing would be not to touch them or vacuum them.

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« Reply #9329 on: June 02, 2014, 08:55:54 AM »
Thank you for the responses regarding our sink.  I don't know what we'll do.  Right now it isn't a high priority (painting and replacing the flooring are next).  I suspect we'll just replace it in the future.