We have pieced together a very cool faucet (nickel) from antique salvaged parts for our bathroom sink. It is a wall mount sink that was placed onto existing plumbing so we feel the rust has to be coming from the faucet itself. Initially, the water is clear for the first second or 2, then is rusty for about 2 more seconds, then the water runs clear. It happens equally whether the hot or cold faucet is on. The rust is very evident and even leaves a stain in the porcelain sink. My question is how do we stop the rust and prevent it from happening again? Should we soak it in some solution?
Any ideas for a solution to this problem will be appreciated!