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Hair line cracks in sink

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Does anyone have any tips on how to hide hairline cracks in the sink before moving out?
I can remember what fell in the sink and we have had a the cracks for a few years but now I want to see if I can hide them if we decide to move out.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

Buy a liability insurance
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Old 22.05.2017, 20:47
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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

Or a trip to Obi to get a new sink?

You may be pleasantly surprised to find they're cheaper than you sink
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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

Cheaper than 112 CHF for MV membership with insurance?
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Old 22.05.2017, 21:01
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Hi
Does anyone have any tips on how to hide hairline cracks in the sink before moving out?
I can remember what fell in the sink and we have had a the cracks for a few years but now I want to see if I can hide them if we decide to move out.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Davina
If you get away with it I feel sorry for the folk who take over the flat. They might land up with a bill for the damage later.
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Old 22.05.2017, 21:07
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Cheaper than 112 CHF for MV membership with insurance?
possibly

https://www.obi.ch/lavabos/obi-aufsa...6-cm/p/4408001
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Old 22.05.2017, 21:09
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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

Why not own up that you did that? Have your insurance pay or build in a new one.

Quite nasty for the next renters if you just try to hide it
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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

Thanks for the suggestions. I think we have liability insurance. Will have to have a look see and then call them
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Old 22.05.2017, 21:21
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Buy a liability insurance
Buying insurance after the event is a dishonest (and a crime). It may be the kind of thing that you do personally but please don't begin to think that other would even consider doing the same.
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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

The main event that they cover are landlord's damages claims against you, not the breakage itself. Although yes, thwt could be argued to be a relevant side event that you should have told them about
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Old 22.05.2017, 22:25
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Umm, no.

Each event has again the deductable, and are considered as separate events.

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Old 22.05.2017, 22:44
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Re: Hair line cracks in sink

Suspect your only option is to replace sink but I would be trying a load of bicarbonate of soda, then try to wick out the dirt using a high VOC solvent such as "Special Benzin" else try some 9% hydrogen peroxide solution (sold for hair dye), cover with cling film and position a UV lamp above and try to bleach out the dirt
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...I would be trying a load of bicarbonate of soda, then try to wick out the dirt using a high VOC solvent such as "Special Benzin" else try some 9% hydrogen peroxide solution (sold for hair dye), cover with cling film and position a UV lamp above and try to bleach out the dirt
...and now we all know why those in charge are so fussy at the takeover! Why they often check details under, behind, above, in every corner...
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Old 22.05.2017, 23:09
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...and now we all know why those in charge are so fussy at the takeover! Why they often check details under, behind, above, in every corner...
And why foreigners have a bad reputation among landlords.

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Umm, no.

Each event has again the deductable, and are considered as separate events.

Tom
It depends on the policy and the exact circumstances.

When we moved out of our last rented house there were several items the landlord claimed against our insurance for - our deductible was applied once. Funnily enough, one of the items was a hairline crack in the sink. The insurers told the landlord they wouldn't pay that claim. Possibly something to do with the fact that it really was barely visible - we certainly hadn't noticed it. Maybe it was just a crack in the glaze caused by age.
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