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Topic # 175327 25-Jun-2015 10:18
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Does anyone know any good granite bench top repairers in Auckland?

As per photo below, i chipped the edge of this with a bottle of beer last night.

Kitchen is one year old and this is very upsetting.

Has anyone even had a similar issue before? Was the repair process good? Was it costly?


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  Reply # 1331200 25-Jun-2015 10:19
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  Reply # 1331201 25-Jun-2015 10:22
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BinaryLimited: Oooooooo, that sux!!!!!!!!!!


Indeedio.... don't drink and tidy is my lesson.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1331204 25-Jun-2015 10:27
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I have few of these on my bench top as well. Would be keen to see if this is fixable :)

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  Reply # 1331206 25-Jun-2015 10:28
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simon14:
BinaryLimited: Oooooooo, that sux!!!!!!!!!!


Indeedio.... don't drink and tidy is my lesson.




Try this..https://youtu.be/yF890HT73Ls




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  Reply # 1331207 25-Jun-2015 10:29
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Maybe something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF890HT73Ls

EDIT:
Hah - beaten by a minute!
That sort of chip repair is probably as close as you would get really. If it uses a blue light hardener it is probably a very tough resin. They use blue light hardening and resins like that on teeth!




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  Reply # 1331227 25-Jun-2015 10:51
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Dont know if he does repairs of chips like that, but give Dean a call at South Auckland Granite , he'll be able to point you in the right direction if he cant do it. (Tell him Gavin says hi ;) )





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  Reply # 1331244 25-Jun-2015 11:03
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simon14: Does anyone know any good granite bench top repairers in Auckland?

As per photo below, i chipped the edge of this with a bottle of beer last night.

Kitchen is one year old and this is very upsetting.

Has anyone even had a similar issue before? Was the repair process good? Was it costly?


Slightly off topic but is that a morton's toe?




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  Reply # 1331246 25-Jun-2015 11:10
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If xpd's person can't help you could also try your insurance company.  You don't need to go ahead with a claim but they should still be able to direct you to people who can repair and if they can't then it is worth claiming for a replacement. 



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graemeh: If xpd's person can't help you could also try your insurance company.  You don't need to go ahead with a claim but they should still be able to direct you to people who can repair and if they can't then it is worth claiming for a replacement. 


Thanks all, will let you know how this pans out :)

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Were you opening your beer bottle on the edge?



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bazzer: Were you opening your beer bottle on the edge?


No i was putting it in recycle bin under microwave and hit the edge of bench in process  :(

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simon14:
bazzer: Were you opening your beer bottle on the edge?


No i was putting it in recycle bin under microwave and hit the edge of bench in process  :(



lesson to be learned: Do not recycle! :P

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  Reply # 1331365 25-Jun-2015 13:23
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I didn't know granite was soft? What about engineered stone? They cost about the same

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  Reply # 1331367 25-Jun-2015 13:27
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Did the bottle shatter?? Or is it a very soft stone that's been used? Our benchtop breaks the bottle/glass well before it chips itself, in my experience, hah.

On a less useful note, I was hoping this thread was going to be about the improved performance and fuel economy of your newly-chipped bench ;)




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  Reply # 1331368 25-Jun-2015 13:29
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That is damn annoying. I am guessing it is ging to need some form of epoxy repair. I have seen black granite benchtops repaired when holes were filled it (sink taps drilled in the wrong place), so I know it is possible to do. Although you can still see the repair. This is why I stick to stainless s tops.

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