What the heck is this?

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    Mern

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    I looked under my sink this morning, and part of the underside of the sink seemed to be peeling off. When I got a good look, I saw that there were two "patches" located on the underside of the sink. The patch on the right in this picture was peeling off. I felt under the patch to see if it was wet; it was not. The left patch seems intact; the right patch was peeling off the bottom of the sink. Likewise, the covering (it looks like a paint) on the right patch is peeling off too. I restuck the right patch onto the bottom of the sink, and held it there with a temporary support.

    Does anyone have any idea what these two patches are and why they are there? The patches feel like a rubbery guard almost, but I have no idea what they would be protecting against.

    thanks.
     

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    They’re there to dampen the sound on stainless steel sinks
     
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    Yep. Sound deadening pads. You can replace with a tacky spray and any rubber insulation material, if it bugs you enough.
     
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    Mern

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    well, I guess that makes sense. Thank you.
     

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