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Scratch

Hi all,
I have managed to make a nasty scratch on the granite plate in the kitchen. Is there anyone who manage to get rid of such a thing?
If yes, how?
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Old 19.01.2021, 16:26
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How bad is the scratch? Chip bad or "just" a scratch?
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Old 19.01.2021, 16:41
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It is a visible long line of 10 cm and 1-1.5 mm depth
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On granite? How did you do that? Maybe post a pic so we know exactly what you're referring to.
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Old 19.01.2021, 16:48
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On granite? How did you do that? Maybe post a pic so we know exactly what you're referring to.



shit happens!
I will take a photo and put it here tomorrow
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You can get chip repair kits. If it’s in a rental property, you might want to get a professional to repair it though.
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Old 19.01.2021, 17:02
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Hi do you know such a company/professional?
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Hi do you such a company/professional?
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For example https://www.real-stein.ch/reparaturservice_de.html
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Also check with your liability insurance, they might cover the cost.
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On granite? How did you do that? Maybe post a pic so we know exactly what you're referring to.

As per your advice i attach a picture. In order to distinguish the scratch a bit easier i i marked it with yellow.
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As per your advice i attach a picture. In order to distinguish the scratch a bit easier i i marked it with yellow.
That's one of the worries I had when I first looked at those 4m long 1 piece slabs, what happens after an accident? It seems it's the same with cars: clean, apply filler, wait to harden, polish. Better if it's done by a professional to make it look like nothing ever happened

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Re: Scratch

Could this be classed as normal wear and tear? As you ask, I suppose you don't have insurance. Fill it with candle wax just before you move out ;-)
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Could this be classed as normal wear and tear? As you ask, I suppose you don't have insurance. Fill it with candle wax just before you move out ;-)
I really wish people would stop suggesting "quick fixes" that often result in additional work to reverse them, like "just put toothpaste in the drill holes" or this particular nugget. You break it, you own up, whatever happened to that? Be careful with other people's property or get your own, then you can do as you please with it...
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Could this be classed as normal wear and tear? As you ask, I suppose you don't have insurance. Fill it with candle wax just before you move out ;-)
Matching color, you think?
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Re: Scratch

The candle wax suggestion was somewhat of a joke - such a silly and cheeky suggestion that no-one could possibly take it seriously, so I thought, and I even added a ;-)
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Old 20.01.2021, 17:21
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It was obvious.
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The candle wax suggestion was somewhat of a joke - such a silly and cheeky suggestion that no-one could possibly take it seriously, so I thought, and I even added a ;-)
You are talking to people who are not always native speakers or will not notice the winking face at the end while reading on mobile (I didn't). People who may Google for the answer in desperation a few hours before inspection and not think of someone making a joke. If this was the "general discussion" area, maybe. But you were being neither helpful (no, it's quite obviously not normal wear and tear) nor offering a tip that should be followed (candles are often oily and granite can be rather porous, soaking up oil; while not noticeable on this dark kind, on lighter variants you would compound the scratch with an oil stain in the stone).

The simple addition of a smiley or a post-hoc assurance that it was all just a joke don't automatically absolve you from at least trying to stay on topic.
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Re: Scratch

…I will not recommend to do it yourself, use some professionals as is quite deep... but if you decided to do it yourself then use this product:https://cleanlife.ch/fr/prodotti-chi...html...prepare at least 10 nylon cloths, put some cream in cloth and start doing round polishing movements slowly, will take at least one hour to get out that scratch...
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Re: Scratch

Disclaimer: I am not a professional stone mason, but I have some experience working with stone for art projects and various DIY.

With scratches and cracks in the black-ish granite I found it best to use a mix of the black basalt sand (usually something smaller than 1mm with a lot of dust) and the UV resin (clear). Just mix 2 together, fill in the crack/scratch, place a UV lamp on top (follow your UV resin manual, maybe use a clear tape to get smoother surface and prevent spreading). When completely settled and hardened, gently sand it and polish to match the surrounding surface.

If it happens so, that there is no basalt sand available, but there is a heavy grinder in your reach, then instead of basalt sand you can use any sufficiently dark and preferably hard stone, widely available in the nature. Also, a pair of strong hands and something resembling a pestle may do the trick with some patience added to the mix.

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As much as I am a DIY person and a master of fixits and touch ups, on your scratch I would not attempt this repair yourself.

We had a black granite counter top in a previous kitchen. Looks elegant, quite stunning when new, but very hard to look after. The company who delivered and installed it was called Tosca Ton (in Gisikon). You could give them a call and ask for the name of someone who could sand and polish it. I believe they also do this kind of work.

Alternatively, do you know who supplied and installed your kitchen? There might be a label under the sink in the back of the cabinet behind the waste bin/recycling bin. Perhaps they can recommend someone. Our previous kitchen was by Veriset and they worked with Tosca Ton.
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