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Old 03-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Broken countertop on stove - 2005 National Seabreeze

My two piece countertop that covers the stove fell over while camping and split in two. Apparently this had happened in the past with the previous owner because it has a crack and has been glued together before. I'm sure these countertops are not available just anywhere and since National has gone out of business I'm not sure where to look for another one. Has anyone had the same problem and what did you do to repair/replace it? Any help would be appreciated.
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Haven't had that problem but any solid surface fabricator should be able to weld pieces or provide a new one that is same or close in style/color.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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Is repairing the old one an option? Is it a clean break with no missing pieces, at least on the top surface?
Do you know what color it is? Many are now discontinued. My source has been Solidsurface.com in Tucson. They have lots of inventory in small pieces.
Your chances of finding a Cabinet Shop with a piece in your color is pretty close to the odds of winning the Lottery!!!!!
Next, the smallest adhesive cartridge is $46.00 and you need a special gun and mixing tips to dispense it.
Corian works just like wood and is very easy to use.
Post a couple of pictures of the damaged piece. I might be able to help you. I put one back together for a neighbor a while back. I am currently doing a project of my own in Corian and have all the stuff, except maybe the material in your color.
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Don't know if yours is the same color that's in my 2006 Sea Breeze, but I had sink covers made for mine last year. The shop had a good quantity of material on hand. You should be able to get a new one or have it fixed at most shops that do solid surface counters.
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Broken Counter Top

Thanks for everyone's input. Attached is a photo of the broken piece. You can see where it was broken before and they didn't do a very good repair. I live in the DFW metroplex so any information would be greatly appreciated.
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I believe the material is Corian. I dropped a knife and chipped the Corian surface next to my sink many years ago. After searching for a way to fill the chip, I found that only a Corian representative had the materials to do it right. The guy came out and did a great job but it cost nearly $300.00. There must be some kind of adhesive that you can use to clue it together. If not I'd go to Home Depot or Lowes and see if they can have one made out of some cheaper cultured stone.
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This is the method that I used, it will show a faint line after you repair it but it'll be back in one piece. I clamped the broken piece's together very well and it looks good after letting it setup for 24 hours.

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Let me know what you end up doing. We broke the outer piece a while back but had several small pieces as well as the three big prices. Forgot turntable in micro and door flew open! Lost both turntable and stove top in same bad bump!
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Mine was broken in 4 pieces but got a counter top place to glue it back together and it looks great. It is a little lighter in color but is just fine with me. He had to sand it to get the exess glue off.
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You could try finding a replacement from a wreck

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Thanks for everyone's input. Attached is a photo of the broken piece. You can see where it was broken before and they didn't do a very good repair. I live in the DFW metroplex so any information would be greatly appreciated.
Same color as mine. Julia dropped something on ours and broke it. I glued it together with two part epoxy. You can see the repair but we just live with it. If I could find a new piece, I'd buy it.
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I had to replace my top over the stove for the very same reason. Went to a countertop fabricator and had a new one made. They made it out of 1/2" corian instead of the 1/4" and I'm sure it won't ever break again. Looks like yours is the same color as mine, Aurora. I love it!
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Yep, that was the other place I was gonna go with this. Any kitchen cabinet place can hook you up with a custom made piece of counter top. They can make it of most materials, dimensions what have you. Probably wouldn't cost that much particularly if you decided to go with a piece of scrap natural stone. Most countertop places have lots of odds and sodds floating around. You could go granite or quartz. Might even add a bit of extra pizaz to the kitchen.
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