Scratched, corean sink

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how can I get my sink shine and address the scratches and stains
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  • Susan Cryor Susan Cryor on Dec 02, 2013
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    • Dorothy Dorothy on Dec 04, 2013
      @Susan Cryor I was a kitchen designer for a few years, we sold alot of corean, one of the main problems with it was the scratches, the company says you can sand the scratches out with fine grade sandpaper..this is one of the main reasons I tried to discourage people from buying it..you should call the company and find out what they suggest before trying anything on your own
  • LandlightS LandlightS on Dec 02, 2013
    Good luck.....you might try the GREEN 3M scour pad and rub the scratches gently. Bleach may help the stain. I know it great to look at and difficult to replace, but a stainless steel will do much better. Sorry....Gary (from experience from a Samsung solid surface top with a white sink)
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Dec 02, 2013
    Might be able to buff them out with machine buffer??
  • Shirley Shirley on Dec 02, 2013
    I had the same problem and my hubby used to paint cars, and I used ( wet ) sandpaper you use for cars,,1200 & 1500 grit, and you really do keep it wet when you sand it. I just pluged the sink and kept water in it as I was sanding. Then he polished it with A buffer using polishing compound. It isn`t quite as shiny, but no one else but me seems to notice. He got the sandpaper and compound at Lowe`s. Hopes this helped.
  • Summer Godfrey Summer Godfrey on Dec 03, 2013
    You may want read this. If you are not sure about the method, you also can ask the right people. It works, this is something I can promise to you! http://goo.gl/LcN1y5
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 03, 2013
    Here is the link http://www2.dupont.com/Surfaces/en_US/assets/pdf/Corian(R)_Care_and_Maintenance.pdf This is a DuPont product. Corian is one of the best surfaces there is because if it is damaged burned or scratched it can be fixed. Cleaning guidelines are simple and easy to fix. Don't use the wrong products for cleaning. If this doesn't work I will get you the phone number so you can talk to the company directly. Let me know.
  • Susan Cryor Susan Cryor on Dec 03, 2013
    I love SS left home in Maine, Large single SS sink....still own that house as well as this one $ tight.....this is connected to counter, one piece. Have asked hubby but true, we would have to replace all counter tops. Just can not do it now
  • Janice Phillips (JP) Janice Phillips (JP) on Dec 03, 2013
    After choosing your preferred method of cleaning, apply a coat of RainX to the sink surface. Works like a charm!
  • Susan Cryor Susan Cryor on Dec 03, 2013
    oh, I AM SO HAPPY! Thank you, Shirley, Summer and Sherrie! ! :) I started at the sink with wet sandpaper.....starting to look great! Minor scratches GONE Whoo Hew!!! Some scratches are deep so will need more work....but SO HAPPY! Think I will also tackle the bathroom sink as well!! Just not "slated" to do today....but had to give it a try....really happy! Hub will be also! Will send after photos when back to shiny n rid of scratches! Did I tell you all I am SO happy? :) :) :)
    • Cathy W Cathy W on Dec 03, 2013
      @Susan Cryor Rain-X is good but expensive. Try a combo of 1/2C Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/2 C Rubbing Alcohol, 1 Teas. Dawn. 1T Dishwasher rinse and water to the top in a spray bottle.Gently tip over a few times to mix. Spray on sink daily (or as my hubby says "monthly"). It disinfects, cleans, and allows water and soap to run off! It is a good solution... Oops, pardon the pun! Option!
  • Melody McLaughlin Melody McLaughlin on Dec 03, 2013
    The British recommend a good car wax following cleaning of your sinks and tubs to keep them clean and to retain shine. If your sinks and tubs are really bad there is paint to redo them which can be found at your local hardware stores or there are professionals that you can hire to apply the paint for you. They look brand new when finished.
  • Susan Cryor Susan Cryor on Dec 03, 2013
    would this help to keep it shiny? After I finish getting the scratches out? I have always used NuFinish on my showers n tile it is a once a year car polish, but there is no buffing needed! My sister told me about it 20 years plus ago. It truly helps to detour mold...I first started using it in Florida due to mold. Do not put it on shower or bath footing. It makes the water roll off but can be dangerous (slipping) if you put it under foot!
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 04, 2013
    I would not wax Corian without checking the cleaning guidelines. The wonderful thing about Corian is you can burn it, stain it and scratch it and you can get the stains burns and scratches out. It probably needs buffed out with a buffer. I will find a number for you to call please use their advice. Corian is honestly one of the best material ps you can buy because of the wear and fix it factor.
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    • Donna Shipley Donna Shipley on Dec 04, 2013
      @E4lizerd I've noticed that too :)
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 04, 2013
    When I had my Corian counter tops installed, the installer said that minor scratches ca be buffed out. But for gauges, you can call the installer and they will repair it. I don't know how much a house call would cost.
  • Cyndi Moore Tippett Cyndi Moore Tippett on Dec 04, 2013
    When I had my corian sink, I realized quickly, the solution was to daily clean it with a small amount of Comet or Ajax. The particles in it kept the scratches buffed out and the cleaner kept my white sink beautiful, even after having tomato sauce poured into it.
    • Elaine Elaine on Jul 01, 2016
      Ajax and Comet work well, Cyndi, but a plumber advised me to never use those products because since they are so abrasive, they wear a sink down much faster than other methods. I use baking soda instead or a creamy liquid (more gentle) product such as Vim. If stains are stubborn, I also use bleach but I find baking soda does the job 99% of the time. Just a suggestion.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 04, 2013
    tel:1-800-441-7515. This is Dupot who makes corain. Do not use wax on it. It will build up. You can use general cleaners as long as it doesn't contain ammonia or any window cleaner. I went back and read the guidelines they give specific cleaning and specific guidelines on how to get out scratches. The first expensive cleaning mistake I made was on Corian I paid to have it buffed out. I learned really quick that I needed to know the exact cleaning directions on each surface or I would be paying for more mistakes. Maybe that's why I get so crazy over home made recipes. While many are good, many more are very damaging.
  • Gloria Duy Gloria Duy on Dec 04, 2013
    I had a white corian sink and I used to fill it up with water and add a little bleach. Half hour later just drain and rinse and it was spotless.
  • Susan Cryor Susan Cryor on Dec 04, 2013
    thank you....I appreciate your experience and knowledge
  • Naa102399 Naa102399 on Nov 22, 2015
    I cover mine with dishwasher liquid soap by cascade and let it sit for less than a minute and scrub with my bottle brush and rinsh. Shines like new and all stains gone!
  • Sheila Illes Sheila Illes on Sep 29, 2016
    I clean mine with a coating of mineral oil, let it sit over night, then rinse. Looks awesome. My sink is black and it brings the richness of the color back
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 17, 2021

    Hi Susan, use good old-fashioned Barkeepers Friend. It's inexpensive a works like a dream

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