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Old 12-10-2016, 07:36 PM   #15
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Small detail. It's not Corian. Winnebago used a solid surface product made by Vendura in that timeframe.

Doesn't change the process to fix it though.

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Old 12-11-2016, 06:01 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by tderonne View Post
Small detail. It's not Corian. Winnebago used a solid surface product made by Vendura in that timeframe.

Solid Surface Countertops, Showers & Tubs, Wall Panels, Window Sills & Reception Desks - Vendura

Doesn't change the process to fix it though.
I agree.

I think a lot of folks use the name "Corian" when they should use "solid surface." Sort of like folks saying "Xerox" when they mean "photocopier" or "Kleenex" instead of tissue.

What I would have the solid surface repair guy check is for how the solid surface is mounted to the cabinet below it. I wonder if the cabinet parts moved and placed an unnecessary strain on the solid surface, thereby causing stress cracks. A good solid surface technician will have undergone specific solid surface training and understand the proper ways to handle the product. It is a great product, but care must be taken in the design.

For those who are really interested in solid surface fabrication, try an internet search for "solid surface instructions" and look for some of the fabrication manuals put out by the solid surface manufacturers.

I have worked with solid surface for limited applications. It is easy to work with some regular woodworking tools. The shavings and dust are quite messy. What was of interest was how to mount and support the solid surface when using as a counter top. It does not work the same as a product like plastic laminate (e.g., Formica, etc.).
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Now I will admit that when I was seasonal I actually used the Motor home at least 1-2 hours a day.. So I heated it when I was in it in the winter, But I've never seen Corian crack.. If the unit is age appropriate I'd check on warranties and such.
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I should not have used the "Corian" name. I know it is a trade name and I apologize.

When the weather changes or when/if I change the location of the motorhome I will look into a fix...

Thank you all for the comments and suggestions.
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That or similar happened to mine. Cabinet shop ended up cutting out a long piece and replacing it with a piece the cut out of the "board" that goes over the sink. Couldn't tell it had been repaired. The material is very thick unlike the thin ones in our homes.
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