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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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Turtle wax.
I tried this tonight (Meguires Carnuba Wax)and it MAY have actually worked! It's really hard to tell until the morning when the sunlight from the windows hits the countertop. But using a flashlight the one circle seems gone and the other looks at least lighter.. can't wait to check it out in the morning I really hope it worked!
 

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I tried this tonight (Meguires Carnuba Wax)and it MAY have actually worked! It's really hard to tell until the morning when the sunlight from the windows hits the countertop. But using a flashlight the one circle seems gone and the other looks at least lighter.. can't wait to check it out in the morning I really hope it worked!
Fingers crossed! Post back your results. :thumbsup:
 

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Unfortunately they arent gone. The wax seems to have faded them a bit and they are a bit less noticeable but they are still there. :(
 

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See How to Clean Corian. It says "avoid window cleaners" but you can use bleach. You probably left a clean mark. Use more diluted bleach to get it all clean. Unfortunately you'll have to get through the wax coating now. I wouldn't put a non food-safe coating on a countertop.
 
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