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Old 04-20-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Corian Counter Top

My coriaon counter top cracked near the sink in my '01 AS. Tried to glue it ..unsuccessful. Any suggestions???
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:47 AM   #2
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I would try a Corian dealer in your area. We had a crack in our white Corian countertop in our home a number of years ago. We had it repaired by a Corian dealer, and could hrdly see where the crack had been.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for that Moosetags, has any one attempted a corian fix at home?
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:18 PM   #4
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That countertop didn't crack for no reason. I have repaired many tile and
granite decks in the last 25 + years(no corian). Flex, Temperature, and
poor installation are all possible reasons and each should be considered
before a repair is made. BBBBut the number on reason for a crack at the
sink corner (the weakest area of counter) is some fool placed there big
wide heavy WHAZOO where it shouldn't be. Call a corian fabrication
shop would be my answer allso.

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Old 04-20-2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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It's a specialist's job

Anyone CAN learn to do anything.

But...

Unless you want to get into the business of fabricating and installing Corian, this IS one that's better left to the professionals.

There are very specialized adhesives needed to repair manufactured stone surfaces, very limited working times, rather wierd joining techniques. With RV Corian especially (very thin or even a 1/8 inch veneer over plywood), unless you know exactly what brand, and when it was manufactured odds are you'll end up with a worse mess than you currently have. I have customers who fabricate and install these countertops, and I've been able to watch some of the processes. Corian can even be heated and bent - carefully! The neat thing of having it in your Airstream is that you can take the work to their shop and avoid a travel charge!

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we use speed glue from fast cap.com it is just supper glue with a spray to speed it up get the thin glue place it in a diabetic needle (you can get at drug store) shoot it in the crack spray and repeat till full then sand with 180 grit to 220 grit then polish with a green Scotch Brite when sanding be careful not to sand a dip do a big area i would get a small square palm sander for both the sandpaper and the Scotch Brite
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Wood Magazine did some articles on Corian a few years ago. I tried to purchase some to do my own home bath. No one would sell it to me. However I was able to get some cutoffs, sink blanks etc.
It really machines nicely with a router, I think I used super glue to glue it together. Really is NO mystery, google around.
and as rd indicated you can use finer sandpaper to get the finish you desire. Go all the way up to 2000 grit for a very shinny surface.
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Wood Magazine did some articles on Corian a few years ago. I tried to purchase some to do my own home bath. No one would sell it to me. However I was able to get some cutoffs, sink blanks etc.
Try E-bay.
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This is supposed to be excellent for solid surface (like Corian) repair.

I repaired my sink covers, and (so far) very pleased
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