markings around stainless steel sink

Markings around stainless steel sink

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Unfortunately that looks like they used an acid that stripped the chrome finish off. No good way to get that back on.

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    It’s worth noting that sink drains like this can be replaced fairly easily. While they often come in a set with the faucet, they’re also marketed separately.
    – Tim B
    Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 18:34

That appears to be a garbage disposal chrome trim ring. Get another one and replace this one. It's permanently damaged and corroding. Most of these are chrome-plated brass. Once the chrome flakes off there is nothing to stop the brass from damage.

I'm not seeing any stainless steel in your photo.

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    I'm not seeing "garbage disposal", but otherwise agree 100%. (Every disposal I've had had some sort of engraving/stamping in the drain collar indicating the brand).
    – FreeMan
    Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 12:35
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    @FreeMan In addition to no branding, the sink appears to be a typical bathroom porcelain sink, not a kitchen sink. There are porcelain kitchen sinks (which never made sense to me - for a bunch of reasons I always go with stainless steel sinks in kitchens) but the size/shape would be different. Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 13:53

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