MOD Make corian countertops shine like granite

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Neal

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In my Newmar Ventana Class A Motorhome it came with corian counter tops. The finish provided on the corian was budget level polishing therefore not glossy. Maybe the intended style but I have granite in my S&B and saw a YouTube video on how to polish corian as well as how to fix scratches. While it was a messy process it was a simple process but does take some time. Essentially you take 3M Rubbing Compound with a polishing tool, I used a Dewalt variable speed polisher and apply the compound, mist with water and polish. When done then switch to 3M Polishing compound and voila, you have an amazing looking result. Be sure to use blue painters tape and drop cloths as well as hanging plastic barriers to prevent the spray from going where you don't want it to go.

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Neal

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I had the rubbing compound but not the polish so its not as nice but it sure looks better. As soon as I get the polish I will go back out and finish the job.

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Wow, that really looks nice guys!
 

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Of course I don't have such tools. I wonder if it can be done by hand?

You could try but I doubt it would work very well. It would take a long time and you would be very sore. Having the correct tools makes it almost too easy.
 

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You could try but I doubt it would work very well. It would take a long time and you would be very sore. Having the correct tools makes it almost too easy.
And the big one - knowing how to use them. I am lacking here, as well. Put a hole in a vehicle trying to remove some rust many years ago.
 

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I haven't even started mine..........:confused: and I am going to be on the road in about 7 days.........
 

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How are you getting into the corners; by hand? If so, how hard is it to get it to look uniform?

TJ
 

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How are you getting into the corners; by hand? If so, how hard is it to get it to look uniform?
TJ

I used my hands to get into the corners. I will let you know after I get the polish on it how uniform it is. My fingers a crossed but I t think they will be fine.
 

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A "cone" shaped buffer pad sold at auto parts stores for polishing aluminum wheels would work well in the corners. Sold by Mothers or Meguires.
 

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You can also use a detail sander or a multi-tool with pad in corners. You may also make the task a little easier by wet sanding with 4000 grit paper then the compounds.
 
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