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Old 02-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Swirl marks on kitchen counter top, from Clorox Wipes?


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?
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Stop using the clorox wipes?

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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
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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!
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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.
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You could always contact your local dealer/installer and see if they have any suggestions.
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Thanks for the link, I have all Corian and I have been treating it wrong for over ten years. Thankfully it still looks good.
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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.
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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.
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iirc, corian is basicly plastic. so, wet sand it, then buff it. unless you have a satin finish.
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Turtle wax.
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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?
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do you know "as a fact" that those marks were not there before ?
that looks like a matte surface ?
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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.
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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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