Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Gadget Man's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,090
The DW & I went to the final day of the California RV Show today in Pomona. We were shocked to see the grounds to be nearly empty. Less than a third of the people that we saw last year. A Fleetwood rep. that I spoke to said it was the most unattended show in the their history. While good deals were to be had on a new RV (unfortunately I was only there to look at all of the RV gadgets and accessories), it was a sad reminder of the state of our current economy.

While touring the 2008 version of my MH, I noticed how nice and shiny the Corian countertops seemed compared to the ones in my 3 year old coach. I've been using Protect-All on them since I purchased it. The gloss however seems to fade rather rapidly. Is there a better polish available or an alternate method of restoring the luster? Can they be professionally restored?

Craig
__________________

__________________
2005 Fleetwood Providence 39J
CAT C7 350, MP-8 Programmer

My wife does all the driving - I just hold the wheel...
Gadget Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-21-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gadget Man's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,090
The DW & I went to the final day of the California RV Show today in Pomona. We were shocked to see the grounds to be nearly empty. Less than a third of the people that we saw last year. A Fleetwood rep. that I spoke to said it was the most unattended show in the their history. While good deals were to be had on a new RV (unfortunately I was only there to look at all of the RV gadgets and accessories), it was a sad reminder of the state of our current economy.

While touring the 2008 version of my MH, I noticed how nice and shiny the Corian countertops seemed compared to the ones in my 3 year old coach. I've been using Protect-All on them since I purchased it. The gloss however seems to fade rather rapidly. Is there a better polish available or an alternate method of restoring the luster? Can they be professionally restored?

Craig
__________________

__________________
2005 Fleetwood Providence 39J
CAT C7 350, MP-8 Programmer

My wife does all the driving - I just hold the wheel...
Gadget Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2007, 07:12 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus


 
Monaco Owners Club
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hangin' with Sacs and the Pins
Posts: 9,413
I attended a "seminar" on Corian at the Monaco rally last month and the gentleman had mentioned that Corian can be "restored". You should look in your "yellow pages" for a local Corian dealer/installer.
__________________
MM
*MonacoMama with the 2 Pins & SacsTC Nearby*
*2007 Monaco Diplomat 40' SFT<>2006 Chevy VortecMax Toad<>2006 Buick Lucerne Leading the Way*
MonacoMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,066
Corian is a very soft material that gets thousands of minute scratches fairly quickly. It nneds to be polished periodically, not just waxed with something like Protect-All (a product I love, by the way, but not for Corian). You can find Corian polishes in kitchen stores and the cleaner aisle in the grocery of a Super Walmart. Lowes or Home Depot too. Weiman's is one well known brand we have used. Usually they are a polish that you rub on and buff. Works fine if the surface just has everyday wear.

If you have deeper scratches (knife cuts, for example) you will need a much heavier duty polish, a buffing machine and perhaps professional help.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 01:40 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,189
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Craig P.:

While touring the 2008 version of my MH, I noticed how nice and shiny the Corian countertops seemed compared to the ones in my 3 year old coach. I've been using Protect-All on them since I purchased it. The gloss however seems to fade rather rapidly. Is there a better polish available or an alternate method of restoring the luster? Can they be professionally restored?

Craig </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Craig,

Corian by nature has a matt finish and does not come polished. It is the installer that decides what level to polish it up to. To create a more natural stone finish they use a medium Scotch Bright scouring pad. For a high gloss finish they use a buffing machine and a polishing compound formulated for Corian.

There are different buffing compound for each brand of top but any countertop installer that works with the brand of solid surface material used in your coach will be able to polish it for you. Check with Fleetwod first and verify whether you have Corian, Surell, Pionite or another brand of counter and the check your local yellow pages for an installer who specializes in that brand.
__________________
Neil V
2001 Winnebago Adventurer WFG35U
NeilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 02:54 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Madame Boomer's Avatar


 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Cypress, Texas
Posts: 3,567
I have a ???? regarding Corian countertops that hopefully someone's wisdom and experience will help me!!!

I had a bottle of cooking oil turn over in the cabinet during a trip. Unfortantely about a 1/2 cup it leaked onto the countertop.

I've tried to clean it up with soap and water, soft scrub and other over the counter cleaners, but there is still a "sticky residue" that I can't seem to get off in a couple of corner areas.

Any ideas???

Sandy
__________________
2000 - Texas Boomers Wagonmaster - 2017
2004 & 2008 iRV2 National Rally Wagonmaster
Life is sweet when the TEXAS BOOMERS meet!
Texas and Boomers - we just naturally go together
Madame Boomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 04:19 AM   #7
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,600
HERE is a link to the DuPont web site on Corian care.
__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 06:07 AM   #8
Administrator Emeritus
 
rebelsbeach's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,723
A note of caution here.....Be aware that "Corian" is sometimes used in conversations and while you may indeed have a similar "solid surface" countertop, you may have some other "brand" with different characteristics...

Sort of like when non RV'ers all say we drive "Winnnebagos" and such....
Every now and then I meet an old acquaintance that says they heard I was traveling in one of them "Winnebagos"....

Just a thought...
__________________
2017 40' Renegade Verona LE LTS
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4 door
Blue Ox Avail and SMI Air Force One
rebelsbeach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 07:33 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 81
Our 18 year old Corian counters, vanety, and kitchen table are very much like new using a good amonia based soap and occasionaly SoftScrub. That is all they have even hadsince we have owned the rig.

Brad & Lucy aka the Geezer & The Hedgehog
1990 Foretravel 38' DP
Kitty Kat: Earl
Whitey Ford the Explorer riding the car trailer
Navigation: CoPilot 9 on a lap top
ASE Master Technician
SAE
__________________
Brad Sears
nhgeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 12:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Gadget Man's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,090
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rebelsbeach:
A note of caution here.....Be aware that "Corian" is sometimes used in conversations and while you may indeed have a similar "solid surface" countertop, you may have some other "brand" with different characteristics... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Very good point Bob, Thanks. I indeed have Corian countertops in the kitchen, bath and bedroom vanity, at least that's what my Fleetwood documentation tells me.

Thanks to Dirk for DuPont's link. I spoke with a DuPont rep., and she suggested a repair kit sold by a company called Micro-Surface. I went to their web site and ordered their repair kit. I'll keep you folks posted on the results.

Thanks again!

Craig
__________________
2005 Fleetwood Providence 39J
CAT C7 350, MP-8 Programmer

My wife does all the driving - I just hold the wheel...
Gadget Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 12:29 PM   #11
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,600
As usual, there is never a charge for assistance here on iRV2.
__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 12:30 PM   #12
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,600
As usual, there is never a charge for assistance here at iRV2.
__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 03:34 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
M&S Norrell's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lake Travis, TX
Posts: 245
I actually have both the Corian top and a "fake" solid surface counter cast from fiberglass with the color integrated all the way through. THis is very easy if you have a buffer.
I first utilized 1000 grit sandpaper (wetsand) on a buffer wheel, then 1500 grit (wet sand) at a speed of approx. 2200rpm. Then I used 3M Rubbing Compound Extra Cut with the buffer (wool pad), again at about 2200rpm. Then finished with 3M Perfect it. Fabulous shine!!!!
Good Luck.
Sue
__________________
Sue
2017 Entegra Cornerstone 45K
2016 Jeep HR Rubicon Unlimited
M&S Norrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 05:21 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Waynesboro,PA USA
Posts: 644
I use Counter Magic available at the Home Box stores. It has kept our solid surface counters looking new.
__________________

__________________
Downsized Winnebago C, 24 V /08 Saturn Vue/2014 Town and Country Van/03 Goldwing (Big Red)Recently triked Roadsmith kit
Beabop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corian Countertop Cracking groundpilot Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 03-11-2009 06:10 PM
Anyone Try To Power Polish Their Solid Surface Countertops? Indyrvfolks Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 14 03-01-2009 05:42 PM
Corian Stove Cover CDL Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 13 01-28-2007 11:53 AM
Corian Stove Cover New Member Check-In 13 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.