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markaj311 02-23-2013 10:23 AM

Swirl marks on kitchen counter top, from Clorox Wipes?
 
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Hi, in our kitchen we have Corian countertops. When we moved in about 6 months ago we gave the place a good cleaning and a day later noticed this big swirl mark on the countertop. Tried cleaning it with soap and water, degreaser, magic eraser, etc, to no avail. My wife used Clorox Wipes and cleaned the counters again last night and now this morning I noticed another "swirl" next to the first one! I don't know what I can do about this or what my options are. I'll post a few pictures. Any help?

joed 02-23-2013 11:05 AM

Stop using the clorox wipes?

kwikfishron 02-23-2013 11:08 AM

Strange, here's a link on how to clean Corian. There's nothing there that says not to use bleach. http://www2.dupont.com/corian/en-us/...an-corian.html

markaj311 02-23-2013 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by joed (Post 1123005)
Stop using the clorox wipes?

We will, but I still have the issue of these marks on the countertop not going away..

Let me check out that link for cleaning the corain, thanks!

markaj311 02-23-2013 12:34 PM

Thanks for posting the link kwik, I'm going to try bleach first, and maybe if it is "hard water marks" then I'll pick up that Lime-A-Way and try that as well.

ToolSeeker 02-23-2013 05:26 PM

You could always contact your local dealer/installer and see if they have any suggestions.

paintdrying 02-24-2013 07:32 AM

Thanks for the link, I have all Corian and I have been treating it wrong for over ten years. Thankfully it still looks good.

ccarlisle 02-24-2013 08:04 AM

You have soap residue marks; by soap, I mean any other detergent...

It's the same as cleaning ceramic tiles, you don't want any soap residues there either - so use Windex (not just any window cleaner) and paper towels and you'll get those residues off.

See all detergents leave behind a sticky residue; proof? try washing a window with one.

markaj311 02-24-2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ccarlisle (Post 1123606)
You have soap residue marks; by soap, I mean any other detergent...

It's the same as cleaning ceramic tiles, you don't want any soap residues there either - so use Windex (not just any window cleaner) and paper towels and you'll get those residues off.

See all detergents leave behind a sticky residue; proof? try washing a window with one.

I tried Windex just now but it didn't work. Going to try the LimeAWay tonight.

Fix'n it 02-24-2013 06:54 PM

iirc, corian is basicly plastic. so, wet sand it, then buff it. unless you have a satin finish.

r0ckstarr 02-24-2013 07:00 PM

Turtle wax.

markaj311 02-24-2013 08:07 PM

Update: the Lime-A-Way did not work either. So it rules out hard water stains, soap residue.. I don't know what it is or what else to try. I suppose i'll give the Turtle Wax a shot?

Fix'n it 02-24-2013 08:39 PM

do you know "as a fact" that those marks were not there before ?
that looks like a matte surface ?

markaj311 02-24-2013 08:48 PM

Nope, they weren't there before and it must be from something that either my wife or I are doing! Only, we don't know what that is.. There was only 1 of those marks until yesterday when I noticed that there is now a 2nd, so its definitely from us. I'm not sure what a matte surface is to be honest. Don't really know anything about countertops yet.

Fix'n it 02-24-2013 09:18 PM

a matte surface is not shiny.

what you "may" be doing is "scuffing" the surface. if so, there is nothing that i know of that will remove that. as you are actually taking of a very small amount of the surface.


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