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Old 09-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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CORIAN SCRATCHES...AGAIN

I know this has been talked about many times on this forum, but I thought I would relate my experience and solution. It happened on our last outing about 2 weeks ago when I was doing some crock-pot cooking. I took the crock out and set it on the counter and moved it around a bit while putting some water in it. Well, the roughness on the bottom of the crock made some really "NICE" scratches in the CORIAN counter top. When I saw these I was sick....you know.... the kind of feeling you get when you have done something you could have prevented

So after contemplating selling the rig to buy a new one, I started looking around on this website and the web to find out how to fix my mistake without having to hire somebody to do it. This is what I came across. Some really good information from Dupont (the manufacturer of CORIAN) at this website: Dupont CORIAN
and this kit the "Micro-Mesh™ Counter top Repair Kit - Part No. 3KCOUNT" at this website: Micro Mesh. I purchased the kit from their website but you can probably get it from any CORIAN dealer.

I worked on the scratches today following the recommendations from the Dupont website for "Removing minor cuts and scratches" and the counter top looks as good as new if not better. This is one of the few products you purchase these days that actually work as advertised It took a little bit of time (1.5 - 2 hours) but patience and a light touch was the key. Just thought I would pass this along for anyone who has or will have scratches on/in their CORIAN.

Jack

ON EDIT: I went over the entire counter top yesterday using Soft- Scrub cleanser and a wet dish cloth. I used a circular motion and made sure to rinse everything very well to get the cleanser residue off. This step completely blended everything together and thoroughly cleaned the counter. I then sprayed the entire counter with Windex and wiped dry. I am very please with the results. We will make sure we put a towel or something else under any pot, pan or crock we place on the counter from now on.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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I hope this will help you on maintenance problem.

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:40 AM   #3
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Thanks to both of you. I've saved the info from this thread plus each link for future reference.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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Jack, I know just how you felt when you saw those scratches. Sick. I think it's because preventing them would have been so easy, but Corian, like some other surfaces, is supposed to be so durable that excessive babying isn't necessary, or so we're to believe. I am glad you were able to restore your countertop. Did you have to take a big breath before you dove in with the repairs, wondering if you're end up with a bigger disaster than you already had? Congratulations on a job well done! (Now, if you decide you do want to trade in your rig for one that hasn't been damaged, give us a call. Even though it's been "damaged," I know how gorgeous your Hickory Edition is, and with a deep discount for the repaired countertop, well . . . )

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Old 09-06-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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Carolyn,

Is that a firm offer for Jacks Hickory Edition?!

Corian is, after all, just a piece of cast plastic polymers. It is not indestructable.

Hot pots and pans are a big No-No too.

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We know the Sick feeling (twice), we have had two 5er with the Corian counter tops that was enought, we went back to the old type counter tops. IMHO Corian counter tops looks great but they are so very easy to have scratches. The first one we scratched we carry it to a counter top shop, did a fair job but I would bet jackel1959 probably did a better job. Great info for sure thanks. GBY....
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quote:Originally posted by Wayne and Carolyn Mathews

Jack, I know just how you felt when you saw those scratches. Sick. I think it's because preventing them would have been so easy, but Corian, like some other surfaces, is supposed to be so durable that excessive babying isn't necessary, or so we're to believe. I am glad you were able to restore your countertop. Did you have to take a big breath before you dove in with the repairs, wondering if you're end up with a bigger disaster than you already had? Congratulations on a job well done! (Now, if you decide you do want to trade in your rig for one that hasn't been damaged, give us a call. Even though it's been "damaged," I know how gorgeous your Hickory Edition is, and with a deep discount for the repaired countertop, well . . . )

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Carolyn,
I think we will keep the rig for now I was a little apprehensive before starting the process but I figured if I did make it worse, I could always call in the professionals But like I said, this product and the procedure worked very nicely.

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