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Old 06-12-2021, 01:31 PM   #1
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Kitchen Countertop Upright Edge Re-Attachment

We had the upright Corian edge near the kitchen sink in our Phaeton break loose. I did speak to Tiffin about it and they use an epoxy to set it in place. However, based on what I am finding, their attachment was poor at best because now that I have it apart the epoxy basically flicks right off the Corian and is very brittle. Tiffin does however key the lower edge to the counter so it helps lock it in place, but his also leaves some gaps that must be filled in the attachment process.



Newmar didn't key the edge pieces on my prior coach and the upright edges were held in place with silicone rather than epoxy. I did have one come apart in our Newmar but repair was fairly easy and held up well after I reattached with silicone.



I am thinking of using DAP Kwik Seal Ultra rather than epoxy to set the edge back in place. I think it may help with any over the road flexing and be fully water proof. It also has a lifetime guarantee against mold and mildew. (Note I plan to call them prior to using it to ensure compatibility.)



Guess I am wondering what others have done in this situation if you have had the misfortune of having this happen.
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Old 06-12-2021, 03:58 PM   #2
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It is called a soup rail. Please follow up with your fix, I have one and would like to know what you do so that when my time comes....
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:19 PM   #3
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I had to fix both of mine. Just used normal clear silicone. Worked out great
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I had to fix both of mine. Just used normal clear silicone. Worked out great


As I recall, the ones in my Newmar were pretty sturdy with only the silicone holding them. The one that came off was due to a “mishap”. I may just take the piece with me and try to match an available color.
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:53 PM   #5
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A good quality 2-part marine epoxy will outlast any silicone. Call West Systems technical support (866-937-8797) and ask for their recommendation. They really know their products and if they don't think their product is the best solution they will say so.

I used a 2-part epoxy on another tile project, and 20+ years later it is still holding well.
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:52 AM   #6
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I had to fix both of mine. Just used normal clear silicone. Worked out great
I did just as Dale did, see above. Just clear silicone and it has stayed in place for about five years.
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:02 AM   #7
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all i used was a clear silicone sealant/ adhesive, never came loose again.
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Old 06-13-2021, 12:25 PM   #8
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A fiddle rail on a boat makes sense. It makes no sense for a MoHo. If I had them and they broke off, I'd have the edge rebuilt to reflect the edge form that I defined to be appropriate. EDIT - of course, that assumes the drawers would clear an addition to widen the edge below the counter.

In the case of a broken bond, using the product originally specified for the hard surface material seems logical. Since installers bond counters on a regular basis, I would assume they know the process quite well.

However, I suspect that a raised edge will require a complex finishing challenge. The silicone solution may be advisable, because it is easy to remove the excess and also to form an internal radius as a finished feature.
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I used Gorilla epoxy on mine and it's holding well.
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Try this….I use it frequently… https://www.lowes.com/pd/E6000-2-fl-...esive/50149282
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