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Old 04-26-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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Cleaning Corian surfaces

Every now and again we consume a small amount of red wine - all for medicinal purposes of course

Our Corian kitchen sink will stain when we inadvertently spill a few drops of "our medicin" and this we so far have been able to clean using a liquid scrubbing agent and a dash of bleach.

Do you know of something purpose made for stains on Corian or do you know of some other more effective method than what we are doing at the moment?

.....and then more more thing while we are at it:

One day we put the Corian cover over the gas stow without turning of the flame completely. This resulted in the Corian surface "bubbling" slightly which was removed using sandpaper corn 200 followed by corn 400. The surface is now smooth again but the original Corian colour has vanished. It is now pale/white(ish). Can we bring back the original colour by waxing/polishing the damaged surface?

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The "soft scrub" type cleanser with a little beach added is about the best you can do. You used to be able to "special" Corian cleanser but I'm not sure if you can anymore. It was nothing but the "soft scrub" type cleanser with a much higher price. I like the "Mr Clean Magic Eraser" for our Corian (we put it on our food vendor cart). We used to sell/install Corian for a living so I am just a little familiar with the product. As for the damaged part... I couldn't tell you waht to do about it unless I saw it. Try taking it to a Corian Fabricator. Corian isn't as durable as many people think. It can be easily damaged.. but it can also be repaired... up to a point.

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Use any brand of "Shower Mold and Mildew" cleaner. Spray on the stain, let stand until stain is gone. It may take an hour or so and it's non-abrasive.
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I suggest that in the future you take your medicinal wine AFTER cooking... and after everything is shut off...

BTW, my prescription is for Wild Turkey 101.
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I'd say you need to a white medicinal wine and no more problem.

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Use any brand of "Shower Mold and Mildew" cleaner. Spray on the stain, let stand until stain is gone. It may take an hour or so and it's non-abrasive.
Most of these specialty products are a simple bleach and surfactant solution. The same result may be obtained with a home-mixed >200 ppm bleach solution and a few drops of automatic dishwasher liquid soap . Bleach does the actual work, the surfactant breaks the surface tension of the water.
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Here is what Dupont recommends for Corian care:
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There are a number of products made for Corian and similar "solid surface" countertops, but I'm not sure any are better than what you are using. Some examples are Stone-ware, Countertop Magic, Stone tech, SCI Deep Clean, etc. My wife likes Weimans, which Walmart sells. Walmart, Lowes, etc. will have at least a couple brands on the shelves in the cleaning products aisle.

As for the color vanishing on your repair, that should not be. The color on real Corian goes all the way through. Either you have left scratches in the surface (400 grit is not fine enough to bring up a good shine) or the material wasn't real Corian. If it is tiny surface scratches that are discoloring it, you need to wet sand with Silicon carbide paper, working your way up in grit to around 600 or 1000. If you want a really high shine, you will have to get glass wool polishing pads and go all the way to 4000 grit.
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