Any suggestions for rust in bathroom sinks?

I have white sinks with chrome/stainless drains which are starting to rust where the drain and porcelain meet
are there any simple and cheap solutions or should I replace them?

  5 answers
  • Char Aaron Char Aaron on Nov 30, 2017
    Try peroxide if that fails try some of the toilet bowl cleaners that come with that tear top bottles the works is one brand...also the Mr.clean sponges can really clean up messes toothbrushes can get in around the drain hole and around the faucet riser. When you're done give yourself a treat!

  • Kim Kim on Nov 30, 2017
    Are they still smooth and have some rust stains or are they bumpy and corroded?
    For stains you can use CLR to safely remove rust, but if it’s corroding you need to replace them.

    : )

  • Jim Jim on Nov 30, 2017
    My suggestion is to replace them with new ones.

  • William William on Nov 30, 2017
    The chrome is just a coating over steel, brass, or copper. The chrome coating eventually fails and rust begins to show along the edges of the drain. You can clean the rust off but it will come back. Cheaper just to replace.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Nov 30, 2017
    Try soaking a paper towel with coke and placing it over the drain where the rust is.