how to remove wood stain from new sink

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Old 07-28-16, 08:33 AM
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how to remove wood stain from new sink

I made the mistake of silicone caulking one of those wooden soap dispensers to my 6 month old sink. I removed it and scraped off the caulk, and there is a light brown stain. This is what I've tried already:

CLR for 2 minutes per instructions
Baking soda/vinegar paste and left overnight under saran wrap
Nail polish remover
Ajax
Currently, I have dawn/vinegar gel sitting on it under saran wrap.
Toilet bowl gel for 2 minutes

The baking soda/vinegar paste did seem to lighten the stain.

Anymore suggestions? I've read about bar keepers friend. Might try it if recommended.
 
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Was it glued to the sink or the top? pics might be helpful.
 
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Just attached pic, it was silicone caulked right on top, and you can see the discolored square
 
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I swear by Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser. It gets off stains that nothing else does.
 
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I tried magic eraser actually. Forgot to mention...
 
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OK, then I'd try Bon Ami since it doesn't scratch. Don't know about bar keepers.
 
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Is bon ami any better than ajax or comet?
 
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Yes because it's gentle and doesn't scratch. Ajax and Comet can dull a finish fast.
 
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Assuming your sink isn't man-made like Corian or other solid surface, Barkeeper's Friend works very well on most hard surfaces to clean and polish. It can even be used very aggressively, like removing old hardened soap scum or mineral build-up.
 
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I've left toilet gel that has bleach in it on it now for a day, under saran wrap, and the stain is slowly fading. I will leave it until it's gone. Hope it's not going to destroy my paint...
 
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Hi Axxel, just wanted to know if the liquid gel with bleach worked. I have a similar yet bigger stain on our sink and was wondering if there are other ways to get rid of it.
 
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It helped but what seemed to work the best was I kept spritzing some hydrogen peroxide on it every time I go in there. It took a few days but it's completely gone now. My sink is only a few months old though so I can't tell you how it would work on older sink. Some products may damage paint... Use at your own risk.
 
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