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Old 03-21-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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How To Remove Mineral Deposits From Corian?


ok guys, my customer has asked me for some help. Corian bathroom sink. One section about 5" x3" has pretty thick mineral deposits from hard water. How do I go about removing it?

I tried vinegar but its just too thick.
I tried scraping with a hand tool and while it works I do end up scratching the service so I stopped after a bit.

I was thinking about using some kind of sanding. It's a bit tricky because it's in the curved part of the sink.

Any suggestion on how to do this? I can post a picture if needed.
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Pummice stones work on Porcelain. Not sure on Corian...........

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I've never seen it too thick for vinegar. Cover it with paper towels, pour the vinegar over the paper towels, come back the next day. Don't get the vinegar on any fixture - some of them have finishes that will be attacked by vinegar. Use a white pad (plastic shower safe) to scrub.

Repeat if necessary.

If you sand Corian, you're going to be hiring a qualified Corian finisher to clean up your mess...
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Sanding... but if you haven't done it before, you are better of getting a Corian certified guy to do it and watch him...
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get a Scotch-brite pad, rub with it. If you can find the purple color ones anywhere. If needed, use some 220 sandpaper, then the pad to return to the proper finish. Do the entire top, as needed to bring to a consistent finish, be careful near the splash area for the silicon.

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