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How to fix this tiny chip in edge of worktop?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Barrattnewbuild, 5 Apr 2021.

  1. Barrattnewbuild

    Barrattnewbuild

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    Brand new home, husband hits my heavy mixer off the edge of the brand new worktop! :eek:

    Luckily there is only the tiniest chip, probably about 1-2mm on the edge.

    Any ideas how I can get this fixed.

    The worktop is laminate but it doesn't affect the laminate, only the edge bit which feels more like sealant but not sure what material this is?

    Thanks.
     

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  3. blup

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    It may be difficult to fill the chip if the material is some form of plastic.

    What make is the worktop, the manufacturers details may be on the underside or the housebuilder might be able to help.

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  4. JobAndKnock

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    The edge strip look like 2 to 3mm ABS or PVC edging. This can sometimes be restored by rubbing back and forth with the side of a chrome plated screwdriver blade (in effect a highly polished round steel rod). The problem you may have is that your edging appears to have been pattern printed on the surface which will make the task a lot more difficult and success less likely. Replacement of the edging in situ may be the only approach possible if an invisible repair is required
     
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    Thanks the manufacturer is Symphony
     
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    Thanks, the pattern isn't really affected at all it's just the PVC bit if that's what the material is.
     
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    The face of the PVC looks to be printed
    In effect what I recommended won't get rid of the chip, but by burnishing it it can be made a lot less noticeable. The only true fix is to replace the lipping, which is often not easy in situ
     
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    Find similar colour plastic, scrape it against sandpaper, collect the dust, mix with super glue, use it as filler, then sand down with fine sandpaper wrapped around (or double sided taped to) a small flat block.

    If super glue is too strong you can thin it down with a tiny amount of nail varnish remover.
     
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    It's going to be difficult to disguise it, maybe a matching laminate trim is available from the manufacturer so the entire edge can be covered. Or a new length of worktop...................

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    Employ one of the local worktop repair guru's near you.
     
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