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I have a client who is looking to replace the cabinets at a bar in their house. They have granite that was installed on the 20 year old cabinet by the previous owner last year. So I am dealing with old cabinets, nice granite. The big question is whether on not I can get the granite side and backsplash off? The client would like to have tile and it have 4" of granite on the wall the granite. Any ideas on how to get the backache me side splash pieces off the granite? I assume they are probably bonded and not just silicone. Also, if they come off, will it be noticible on the granite?

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Mike
 

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What are they stuck to? Drywall?
Even 20 years back, they used silicone against the wall--often nothing at all between the counter top and the back splash---

Just a small bead of silicone where they meet---

Use a painters tool as a wedge/pry bar and pull off the back splash---wood shims can be used also---some polishing might be needed to clean up the newly exposed part.
 

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The backsplash should just be attached to the wall with an adhesive and then clear silicone where the backsplash and countertop meet.

It very well could be a difference in where the counter was covered with the backsplash and where it wasn't due to wear and tear on the exposed portion. Some mild buffing and sealing should take care of it so it will not be too noticeable.

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