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Old 09-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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My '05 36MDDS has black Karadon countertops in the kitchen and bath. When I purchased the coach new the kitchen stove top and sink top covers had been stored and were shiny black. The remainder of the kitchen counters had dulled substantially. Any recommendations as to how to bring back to high gloss luster? I checked Karadon's website and they talk about sanding them and using industrial polishing compounds. What kinds? Has anyone done this? This sounds a lot more complicated than I would have expected.

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Old 09-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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My '05 36MDDS has black Karadon countertops in the kitchen and bath. When I purchased the coach new the kitchen stove top and sink top covers had been stored and were shiny black. The remainder of the kitchen counters had dulled substantially. Any recommendations as to how to bring back to high gloss luster? I checked Karadon's website and they talk about sanding them and using industrial polishing compounds. What kinds? Has anyone done this? This sounds a lot more complicated than I would have expected.

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Old 09-18-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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Rick, my wife and I had been boaters for 25 years prior to getting back into motorhomes. She will attest that every cleaner and polish had been used on our boats in that period of time. Since purchasing our 05 34' Alpine I have come across a product called Protect All Shine Plus. Even my wife agrees that it is absolutely phenomenal. We have Zodiaq counter tops in our home and like the rest of us have Karadon in our Alpine's and it puts a beautiful pleasant shine to both of them as well as many other things.(www.protectall.com)If this won't put a shine back into it then I believe the refinishing process is in order. I think that I would want to try a mild polishing compound prior to getting into sanding the tops. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:45 PM   #4
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Just touched up my 04 black counters. Used Turtle Wax Rubbing compound first, then Turtle Wax polishing compound, follow with McGuires #7 polish. Allacan be bought at Advance auto. Matches factory luster. Not hard to do just elbow grease.
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