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Old 02-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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The corian coutertop crack is parallel to the fold out extension. It is growing lengthwise and opening. I suspect the piano hinge screws may be set too deep. No, we have NOT overloaded the extension at any time. Any others with this affliction and who have successfully cured it? Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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Find a Corian installer. They have a glue that will weld this crack and make it invisible. If you feel the screws are too long, He will be able to fill the holes and then you can remount the piece with shorter screws.
My daughter's new kitchen had a crack that the installer found. Fixed it buffed and polished it and now you cannot even see where it was. This stuff is very forgiving and with the right equipment easy to work with.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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FWIW, your Adventurer has Vendura counter tops.

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Old 02-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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Tom: OK, so I have Vendura. What's the fix. AND how do you know I don't have Corian? I'm not trying to be difficult here, but I do know I have a lot of optional stuff. Personally, I don't really care what kind of material it is IF it can be repaired and (equally important) resolves the cracking problem so that we can use the extension. If I can't get a satisfoactory fix, I suppose I could simply ELIMINATE the extension. The mohome will still work!
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Tom: OK, so I have Vendura. What's the fix. AND how do you know I don't have Corian?
groundpilot, Quite simply, motorhomes equipped with Corian counter tops will normally display a Corian button or trade mark someplace on the counter top. They're proud of those things.
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Tom: OK, so I have Vendura. What's the fix. AND how do you know I don't have Corian?
In 2005 Winnebago used Vendura in both the Adventurer and Suncruiser.

Your 2005 Adventurer has a Vendura counter top. For a fix call Vendura Customer Service at 1-800-394-4524.

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Vendura® Countertop Care

WIT Club News – July/August 2008

Vendura® countertops appearance may be easily maintained, under normal circumstances, with little effort by using a spray on type window cleaner or warm, soapy water.

Since Vendura® is nonporous, any stain is only on the surface and will nearly always disappear using the procedure indicated above. If a stain has dried on, the spray or soapy water should be allowed time to re-moisturize the area, after which the stain will wipe off. A bleach solution may also be used on the surface.
If the stain is not of a water or oil based material, it may have to be gently scraped off using a plastic material (throw away plastic knife for example), and then proceed with normal cleaning methods.

Periodically you may wish to go over the entire surface evenly with a mild abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub™, Bon Ami™, or Barkeeper’s Friend™.

To keep your countertop looking its best and to minimize care efforts use a cutting board rather than slicing directly on your countertop. Your Vendura® cutting board will provide an easily accessible cutting surface.

Vendura® is heat resistant; however, the sudden application of a very hot material to a cold surface may cause a repairable crack. Likewise, exposure to a high heat source in a small area such as that generated by a crock pot or an electric griddle, may cause a repairable crack. Use of a trivet is strongly recommended in these instances. Candles should not be allowed to burn directly on the Vendura® surface.

Vendura® is also chemical resistant to most substances, but exposure to harsh materials such as paint remover or oven cleaner should be avoided. In case one of these materials does contact the Vendura® surface it should be removed at once. If it is not, a professional repair or a replacement may be required.

Cuts and scratches may usually be removed easily by using a more aggressive cleansing powder such as Comet™, a moistened SOS™ pad or a white Scotch-Brite® pad. The entire surface must be gone over using the same procedure to maintain a uniform appearance. For a temporary gloss look, if you desire, a good quality furniture polish such as Pledge™ or an automotive polish (non-cleaner type) may be used.

Vendura® Customer Service may be reached at 1-800-394-4524.

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I've got a crack too.

But it's in the middle of the countertop and growing ever so much every time I look at it. It really isn't bothering me much but..... DW starting to become concerned. I'm going to call Vendura today and check on a repair kit. The real topic of this post is:
I called Winnebago about this, they were polite and all when I asked about just buying a replacement top. The fellow said I would have to go through a Winnie dealer and it would probably be expensive. I'm sure it would. Now I really don't like my local dealer and the feeling is probably mutual. Where else might I go to get replacement.
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