I don't remember the time table involved but the old faucet was something else Shoe left behind. I decided to use it but bought a new one at Home Depot somewhere along the line. The old one never gave me any trouble so the new one sat on a shelf in the bodega for over a year. The Mr. Clean in me took a closer look the other day and it was looking bad. Partly due to the old faucet is plated - not solid, partly due to the hard water and due to the base gasket not fitting well. I was concerned about the sink and not just the faucet or the look.
After cleaning the cob webs so I could see the cold water nut under the sink was a breeze. The hot water nut took about an hour to get off and there wasn't much left when I was through. My neighbor might have powered it off by hand but I'm not that strong any more. So with a sharp scraper and a plastic "steel wool" the sink cleaned up nicely. New handles are nicer and the faucet is a little higher .... and it's clean. Nothing the matter with the old one and neighbors may want it. They say theirs leaks. We'll see.
Underneath and broken fasten nut
Almost like new