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Broken corian top how to fix

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I broke a corner of my vanity top by dropping it (putting in new bathroom)
How can i fix this its a clean break fits back perfectly. Corian guys want 100
bucks an hr to fix. Is there anything i can use epoxy or somthing to glue it together they wont sell me the adhesive they use i have to pay them to do it I cant afford 100 an hr rite now. Any advice?
post #2 of 10
Call Duponts hotline. You want Seam Sealer. They sell it in colors so you should get a close match. They may also be able to tell you who sells it locally. Sometimes if you tell them your a homeowner, they might send you some on the House.
post #3 of 10
Plain old Crazy glue should work. Google "Corian repair" there is a lot of info out there on this.
post #4 of 10
You might be able to get the adhesive from Du Pont, but it used to only be available to trained installers. It is color matched and made for the job. After you do the glue up, you can sand the top with an r/o/ disc and go to about 600 grit discs. A little wet sanding to 2,000 should have you a match. It sounds like a lot of work, but the sanding and texture match actually go pretty fast. Just be sure you don't skip any grit grades and you will lose very little material.
post #5 of 10
Seam Sealer is not gonna hold that piece back in place for long. I got super glue made by Mohawk Finishing Products that I use to glue things back together as such. Its very strong and dourable, only downfall is once you mix it together you have less then 30 seconds to bond the 2 pieces together. I'm not even so sure Dupont will sell a homeowner a Seamfill Kit or a patch kit for that matter.

For a repair guy to come out and fix it I would think h should be able to do it in an hour, we are only talking about glueing a pice back on which will take 5 minutes tops, then buff it which may take 20 mintues. Only if this is a corian top. If its marble type top then they might not even be able to fix it.

My first question is who made the top? And is it corian or a marble like top? And what size is it. If its a marble like top and its small you could buy a new one for less then or around $100. If its a marble like top glueing its gonna look like crap and its gonna half to be buffed afterwards to get the crack out.
post #6 of 10
Derrick,
I guess DuPont is still keeping the recipe secret to us laypeople ( I haven't been laid in 2 years)
But I watched a guy do a kitchen and it's not so bad to work with at all.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by canyondiver View Post
Derrick,
I guess DuPont is still keeping the recipe secret to us laypeople ( I haven't been laid in 2 years)
But I watched a guy do a kitchen and it's not so bad to work with at all.



Its not bad to work with. Problem is when we use it we are using it to do a seam thats supported pretty good. So any force applied to that area is pushing down on the cabinets under it. I don't know if I'd attempt to use it on a corner with no support under it.

The othre problem is, most bathroom tops are cultured marble and not corian. So if its cultured marble using corian glue ain't gonna help. And if its a small enough bathrrom vanity you can get a new top for less then $100.

Either way it can be fixed, but it will have to be buffed out afterwards.
I just need a better idea of what it is so I can say for sure which way to go.
post #8 of 10
that stuff comes with a 10 year warranty but only if installed by a certified dealer thats why you cant buy it or the products to support it. think about it a 3x10 foot sheet cost around $800 ,$100 to fix the propper way is not to bad.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all the advice I will write a little more about it tonight after work need to get baseball feilds ready for kids back to work i go
Spring is in the air on nantucket 55 degrees today thank you guys
post #10 of 10
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Spring is in the air on nantucket 55 degrees today thank you guys
If you see my brother, tell him I said hello!
BTW, ya might ask him about fixing it. Tile is his gig, but, he knows people!
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