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Old 12-12-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Laminate counter top - Scratches

I have a 2007 Itasca 35' Class A. Considering it is now 5 years old, our counter tops have held up pretty well. However, I recently managed to put a couple of nasty scratches in the top of our kitchen counter top.

We do not have Corian counter tops but the material is meant to look the same. It appears to be some kind of laminate material. Would anyone have any suggestions on how to repair the damaged area?

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You can't repair a laminate counter. It just is. Best would be to use a matching filler os some sort. Most would be to glue on another full layer of new laminate. That would be. Some work tho.
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You can't repair a laminate counter. It just is. Best would be to use a matching filler os some sort. Most would be to glue on another full layer of new laminate. That would be. Some work tho.
I was mistaken. My counters are not laminate but some kind of acrylic/epoxy material that looks like corian. Thanks for the response.

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IF it is a "solid surface" material (which is the generic material type for Dupont's Corian brand) rather than laminate, it can be sanded and re-polished if the scratches aren't too deep, or deep ones can be filled with a color-matched epoxy and sanded/polished smooth.

Here is a video on the repair of such scratched
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Thanks for the feed back. I will locate a source for the kit and give it a try.

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Here's a reliable source that I've done business with. You'll need either a 5 or 6" random orbit sander. solidsurface.com/tools-supplies/abrasives
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Had one sanded in a fiver once. Be ready for a desert level dust storm. Screen off the area, do all you can beforehand to reduce or contain the level of dust. It truly is unbelieveable, the amount of dust this proceedure generates...
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Had one sanded in a fiver once. Be ready for a desert level dust storm. Screen off the area, do all you can beforehand to reduce or contain the level of dust. It truly is unbelieveable, the amount of dust this proceedure generates...
When I sand out my countertops, I hook hoses between the RO sanders & a high suction vacuum. There is very little dust that escapes.
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I was mistaken. My counters are not laminate but some kind of acrylic/epoxy material that looks like corian. Thanks for the response.

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You might just want to check with Winnebago before you proceed on an assumption.


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IF it is a "solid surface" material (which is the generic material type for Dupont's Corian brand) rather than laminate, it can be sanded and re-polished if the scratches aren't too deep, or deep ones can be filled with a color-matched epoxy and sanded/polished smooth.

Here is a video on the repair of such scratched
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