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Old 11-25-2022, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I dripped a bit of floor wax on my Corian counter top. I removed it with sponge that has a "course" scrubbing pad on one side. Now I notice I dulled the Corian especially when the light hits it as an angle. How can I buff/polish those areas which are about 2in by 2in? I googled it and got a method to do as large area. I am looking for ideas on a small are.

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Old 11-25-2022, 03:10 PM
 
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Sounds like it still has a very thin film of wax on it. Have you tried using something like a kitchen scraper or razor blade to clean it up?
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I dripped a bit of floor wax on my Corian counter top. I removed it with sponge that has a "course" scrubbing pad on one side. Now I notice I dulled the Corian especially when the light hits it as an angle. How can I buff/polish those areas which are about 2in by 2in? I googled it and got a method to do as large area. I am looking for ideas on a small are.

Thank

The “size” of the project doesn’t matter- the process is the same. Fine, finer, finest, grit wet/dry sandpaper, finish with wool pad and a fine finishing polishing compound.

The thing is you’ll probably never be able to match the rest of the existing- so might as well polish the whole thing. Or, don’t make a big deal outa a 2”X2” spot!
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Old 12-01-2022, 06:58 PM
 
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I dripped a bit of floor wax on my Corian counter top. I removed it with sponge that has a "course" scrubbing pad on one side. Now I notice I dulled the Corian especially when the light hits it as an angle. How can I buff/polish those areas which are about 2in by 2in? I googled it and got a method to do as large area. I am looking for ideas on a small are.

Thank
Have you tried placing an adsorbent paper towels on that spot on the counter, then place a folded bedsheet you don’t mind trashing on top of the paper towel (the sheet protects iron from the gunk).

Then try to use medium hot iron - see if it would melt the wax and transfer it onto paper towels.
You could use higher setting on the iron to speed up the process - it says corian resistant even to cigarette burns

https://www.corian.com/IMG/pdf/perfo..._of_corian.pdf


Do several passes, changing paper towels often

Ask a manufacturer of the floor wax - what solvent would work for removal.
Then check with Corian people - if that solvent is ok for Corian - use it after you removed most of the wax residue onto paper towel as a final clean up.

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Old 12-04-2022, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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The issue is not the wax removal. It is I "scratched/dulled" the surface while removing the wax. The wax is gone, the scratches/dullness remain.
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Old 12-04-2022, 03:35 PM
 
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The issue is not the wax removal. It is I "scratched/dulled" the surface while removing the wax. The wax is gone, the scratches/dullness remain.
If your Corian is scratched - have you look for videos how to polish it on YT?

Some steps depends on color - from the manufacturer

https://www.corian.com/IMG/pdf/k-252...-polishing.pdf
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Old 12-04-2022, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I am going to call the Corian dealer (who installed mine) and pay them to "sand/polish" the section in question and be done with it.
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