Maintenance / Repair

Maintenance and Repair for SFI Sinks & Sills

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  • Tops with a Matte Finish

    Removing Light Stains and Scratches

    1. Use a green or silver Scotchbrite pad to remove stain or scratch.
    2. Wash, dry and polish top using a solid surface polish/cleaner of your choice over the entire surface of the top

    Repairing of Incidental Scratches and Stains

    1. Use water and 280 or 320 grit, wet/dry sandpaper to gently sand the affected area until smooth. Depending upon the depth of the scratch, it may be necessary to use a flat sanding block to prevent sanding to an uneven surface. These sanding blocks can be purchased at any home center store.
    2. Wash, dry and polish top using a solid surface polish/cleaner of your choice over the entire surface of the top.

    Repairing of Major Damage

    1. Heavy or pointed objects striking the surface can leave damage. If repair of this damage cannot be accomplished using the above steps, contact your dealer for further information and options.
  • Tops with a Gloss Finish

    Repairing of Incidental Scratches and Stains

    1. Sand area with wet 600 grit (or comparable grit) sand paper. Deeper scratches may require sanding with 300 grit sand paper, then 600 grit and then continuing on to step 2.
    2. Sand same area with wet 1200 grit (or comparable grit) sand paper.
    3. Wash surface with warm, soapy water.
    4. Dry surface. Apply a buffing compound, available at most auto parts stores.
    5. Using a high speed buffer, buff entire area with buffing compound. Buff and re-apply buffing compound until area is back to original shine

    Repairing of Major Damage

    1. Heavy or pointed objects striking the surface can leave damage. If repair of this damage cannot be accomplished using the above steps, contact your dealer for further information and options.
  • Repair Kit / Touch-up Kit Contents

    MSD sheets are enclosed with the kit for your safety and information, review before proceeding.

    1. 4 Dixie cups
    2. 6 small pieces of 280 grit sandpaper
    3. 3 tongue depressors
    4. 6 latex gloves
    5. Gel coat (color / paint)
    6. Catalyst (clear liquid)

    Repair Kit / Touch-Up Kit Instructions

    Wear latex gloves at all times.

    1. Mix 4-5 drops of catalyst (clear liquid) to 1 Tablespoon of gel coat (color / paint) in the Dixie cup provided. Add the catalyst by drops, DO NOT add too much.
    2. Mix thoroughly with tongue depressor.
    3. Apply to surface.
    4. Let surface air dry, this will take about an hour. The thicker or bigger the patch, the longer it will take to dry.
    5. Allow the patch to dry thoroughly.
    6. Sand the repaired area with wet 280 grit sandpaper.
    7. If necessary, repeat the process.

    Disposal of Excess Gel Coat and Catalyst

    The gel coat and catalyst need to be disposed of properly. To do so, add the remainder of the catalyst to the jar (or jars) of gel coat. Let them harden, then cover and dispose of as normal garbage.

    If you have any questions about this process, please call Kelly or Julie at (608) 269-2706.