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Douglas Smock
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Douglas Smock   9/2/2011 9:06:09 AM
I wonder if the purpose of the metal trim was to prevent damage to the edge of the countertop--something like the metal strip on drywall corners. Possibly the countertop was made of something less durable than the materials used today.

Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe   9/2/2011 9:05:14 AM
My solution, as it is for so many things, would've been to put duct tape over it. That doesn't go over too well at home, though. However, my local store recently started stocking white duct tape. Heretical though that might be -- to me, duct tape should come in any color as long as it's grey -- it is much more asthetically pleasing to significant others.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   9/2/2011 9:01:30 AM
I guess, Alex. I would think metal trim on a bathroom counter could produce a host of problems, including corrosion over the years. I was a bit surprised the solution in this case wasn't the removal of the trim.

Alexander Wolfe
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Old is new
Alexander Wolfe   9/2/2011 8:56:35 AM
So the bathroom countertop with the metal trim was the 1930s antecedent of the iPhone 4 antenna?

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