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Chipped Quartz Countertop sigh

Hey all,

Last night a glass container fell from the shelf and chipped the edge of our quartz countertop. I collected most (not all) of the chipped pieces.
How does one go about fixing this? It's really an eyesore to look at since it's in the middle of the section..

Images attached below; Highly appreciate any input!
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Sep 28, 2014
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I've had a a chip on my quartz and used a clear super glue to fill in the chip, once hardened you can use a sharp knife to smooth it level.
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same thing happened to my granite...also, I thought Quartz does not chip?? anyways...

I used this and it worked AWESOME: I repaired 2 chips (both on the edge), and no one can tell it was ever chipped.

https://www.amazon.ca/Acrylic-Surface-R ... repair+kit

Everything you need is in the kit, and you also have the ability to polish it after the get the same sheen it had previously.
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crocp8 wrote: same thing happened to my granite...also, I thought Quartz does not chip?? anyways...

I used this and it worked AWESOME: I repaired 2 chips (both on the edge), and no one can tell it was ever chipped.

https://www.amazon.ca/Acrylic-Surface-R ... repair+kit

Everything you need is in the kit, and you also have the ability to polish it after the get the same sheen it had previously.
Thanks! Just ordered it,. Amazon prime says ill get it by today :)
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weirdlogic wrote: Thanks! Just ordered it,. Amazon prime says ill get it by today :)
NP, its a little tricky when using it on an edge, you will have to use the tape and clear plastic provided, but just take you time and it should work out great.
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crocp8 wrote: NP, its a little tricky when using it on an edge, you will have to use the tape and clear plastic provided, but just take you time and it should work out great.
Thanks!
Just wondering (I haven't read the instructions yet), will it be beneficial to put the chipped pieces back onto the damaged area before putting the glue on it?
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The guy that installed ours, we have quartz as well, fixes anything like this for free. We have never had a side chip, but we have had a few small chips on the top from whatever. 3 kids in the house, it happens. I never noticed them, my wife did.

He uses a clear epoxy and something else. When he is done, never knew it was even there.
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crocp8 wrote: same thing happened to my granite...also, I thought Quartz does not chip?? anyways...

I used this and it worked AWESOME: I repaired 2 chips (both on the edge), and no one can tell it was ever chipped.

https://www.amazon.ca/Acrylic-Surface-R ... repair+kit

Everything you need is in the kit, and you also have the ability to polish it after the get the same sheen it had previously.
Is it just an expensive repackaging of something like this clear epoxy? I've got a few edge chips to fix as well.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/perma ... 3763p.html
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/goril ... p.html#srp
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Aug 6, 2010
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WikkiWikki wrote: The guy that installed ours, we have quartz as well, fixes anything like this for free. We have never had a side chip, but we have had a few small chips on the top from whatever. 3 kids in the house, it happens. I never noticed them, my wife did.

He uses a clear epoxy and something else. When he is done, never knew it was even there.
Can you please provide me with the your installer's name? I rubbed too hard to remove a stain on my quartz island and left a relatively large dull spot that's highly visible in natural light. I've been trying to track down someone with experience repairing surface finishes on quartz, which is apparently quite a challenging endeavor. Thanks.
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staygoldn wrote: Can you please provide me with the your installer's name? I rubbed too hard to remove a stain on my quartz island and left a relatively large dull spot that's highly visible in natural light. I've been trying to track down someone with experience repairing surface finishes on quartz, which is apparently quite a challenging endeavor. Thanks.
Doubt he will travel from Saskatchewan. Is it true the mobile version doesnt show a persons location
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WikkiWikki wrote: Doubt he will travel from Saskatchewan. Is it true the mobile version doesnt show a persons location
It doesn't, but you can click on a person's name to go to their profile and see their location there (assuming they've posted one). New users probably wouldn't know that, though.

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CNeufeld wrote: It doesn't, but you can click on a person's name to go to their profile and see their location there (assuming they've posted one). New users probably wouldn't know that, though.

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I also think that people from Toronto assume everyone lives in Toronto
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Nov 17, 2012
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When was the quartz installed? Name brand? The radius on the edge looks very tight.

I just had Caesarstone installed at a place and there are manufacturers standards for the radius of edges, inside corners etc.

Tight inside corners and sharp edges are inherently weak points.
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engineered wrote: Is it just an expensive repackaging of something like this clear epoxy? I've got a few edge chips to fix as well.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/perma ... 3763p.html
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/goril ... p.html#srp
NO. not even close.
Permapoxy is an epoxy which is typically not very UV stable and may discolour over time. Not likely food contact safe.
Gorilla glue is vinyl based and warns of limited moisture exposure (water resistant). Not likely food contact safe.

The Acrylic product is a KIT providing one with all the materials, tools and instructions on using it successfully. Acrylics are UV stable and unlikely to discolour, very water exposure stable, and likely food contact safe as this type of material is now common in dental work.
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weirdlogic wrote: Thanks! Just ordered it,. Amazon prime says ill get it by today :)
I can vouch for that product. I had my countertop chipped at the edge and filled it in with the exact same product. Nobody could tell it was there.

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