How can I repair a nick in acrylic sink?
We have a Corian countertop with one of the seamless acrylic double sinks.
Last week, I dropped a knife into our acrylic sink and chipped a tiny piece from the top of the sink. The area that is chipped is not a water-containing area - it is on the divider between sinks - and while the chip isn't very big; about an eight of an inch square, it is extremely visible.
I'd like to repair the chip as the sink is almost new. I have found references to sanding scratches out but this chip is a bit deeper than an average scratch.
The sink is a cream color and I don't think I would have trouble matching the color even if I had to do some mixing, but I cannot find a suitable grout or filler material.
Can any of you recommend a suitable filler material for this area? Are there any kits on the market that would do the trick? Would any of the porcelain chip repair touchup kits work?
I went to Lowe's but they suggested calling a professional in to fix it. Can't seem to find many people who do this kind of work either.
Thanks for any feedback or advice.
Go back to the retailer, fabricator or installer. They used color matched adhesive to produce seams and edge build up. They can probably fill the void and sand it smooth. it may not not match perfect but it will be less visible.....or call DuPont for advice.
re: RC NY
Thanks guys...retailer was Lowe's and they have been of no help but I think I have found a couple of installers that may be able to help.
Also, yesterday I found very fine grout at Michael's Craft store with an acrylic paint that matches the sink perfectly. I might make a test batch of grout and paint and apply a dab to the underside of the sink to see if it adheres well...
Well, the easiest thing might be to get one of these:
Which should help prevent the next chip
Would a little 2-part, 5-minute epoxy work? You can tint it with a small amount of
almost anything (fabric dye, acrylic paints). Pretty cheap and even the smallest
quantity you can buy will have more than enough extra to experiment with.
Here's a report on coloring epoxy with various types of pigments: