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Old 11-03-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to "wet sand" the gel coat on the bathroom counter top and sink? I have a pretty bad case of sun chalking. We've tried several types of rubbing compound and Gel Coat restoring products ad they don't touch it!
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Old 11-03-2004, 04:56 PM   #2
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The owner's manual for our '72 states that the bathroom counters are made so that the color is uniform through the counter. I have dry sanded (very fine grade paper) around our bathroom sink to remove some of the sun chalking and some rust stains and will apply gel coat when finished.While I assume your '74 is the same, you will really want to check an owner's manual to be sure.
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Old 11-03-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks! I have spent about an hour dry and wet sanding with 600 Grit the color is uniform. I think I can get most of it out. (I fixed my profile I have a '75 sorry but thanks for bringing it to my attention)
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The owner's manual for our '72 states that the bathroom counters are made so that the color is uniform through the counter. I have dry sanded (very fine grade paper) around our bathroom sink to remove some of the sun chalking and some rust stains and will apply gel coat when finished.While I assume your '74 is the same, you will really want to check an owner's manual to be sure.
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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Thanks! I have spent about an hour dry and wet sanding with 600 Grit the color is uniform. I think I can get most of it out. (I fixed my profile I have a '75 sorry but thanks for bringing it to my attention)
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I tried sanding out sink counter, but some of the stains didn't come out. Therefore, I primed it with Kilz and sponge painted it in three colors with oil based Benjamine Moore enamel. Worked great and has held up fine. Looks like marble.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:41 PM   #5
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I tried sanding out sink counter, but some of the stains didn't come out. Therefore, I primed it with Kilz and sponge painted it in three colors with oil based Benjamine Moore enamel. Worked great and has held up fine. Looks like marble.
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Do you have a photo of the finished product? I have gone as far as I dare sanding. There are a few automotive water based products I am looking into. You idea sound more simple
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Do you have a photo of the finished product? I have gone as far as I dare sanding. There are a few automotive water based products I am looking into. You idea sound more simple
Attached are some pictures of the bathroom sink as well as the kitchen counter. Hope these help you. When I painted them, I painted a base coat after the primer had dried and then sponged them with a natural sponge in two different colors.
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Attached are some pictures of the bathroom sink as well as the kitchen counter. Hope these help you. When I painted them, I painted a base coat after the primer had dried and then sponged them with a natural sponge in two different colors.
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Sorry I do not see the attachments? Here is as far as I dare go with sanding

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Sorry I do not see the attachments? Here is as far as I dare go with sanding

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See my photo gallery to view the photos of the painted counter tops.
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