REPAIRING SERIOUS DAMAGE

REPAIRING SERIOUS DAMAGE: Clean accurately the damaged surface and the surrounding parts with a cotton cloth and methylated spirits. Dust and stains shall be removed. Using a…. Italy solid surface, solid surface, bathtub, sink, cristalplant, cristalplant biobased, sink, bath, sink

REPAIRING SERIOUS DAMAGE WITH THE MAINTENANCE KIT (FOR TECHNICIANS)

Clean accurately the damaged surface and the surrounding parts with a cotton cloth and methylated spirits. Dust and stains shall be removed.

Using a stainless steel spatula or putty knife, mix accurately the filler/putty provided with the catalyst, up to a complete dispersion of the liquid substance. N.B. Use thoroughly both components; in case of wrong proportions of catalyst, the risk is to get a yellow colour finish (too much catalyst) or not enough hardening (not enough catalyst).

Apply the filler/putty on the damaged part and close around it. The filler/putty should be applied a few at a time inside the flaw, preventing air from going out. The result to get is a putty surface in relief, on the damaged part and close around it.

Let the filler/putty harden for at least 12 hours at an ambient temperature, that should be at minimum 15°C to get good results. The use of a warm air generator (hairdryer) would help speed catalysis activation and get a faster hardening process. In this case, after complete catalysis of the filler/putty, 4-5 hours are enough to remove it.

The filler/putty is to be removed by 220 grain glass-paper. In case of big excess of applied filler/putty, it is recommended to use a rubbing machine, priming with a 120 grain glass-paper and finishing with a 220 grain glass-paper. The surface should be rubbed down and smoothed evenly, including also the parts around the defect in order to eliminate any non-homogeneous part, especially sinking or hollow effect.

After filler/putty removal, eliminate the consequent dust and start cleansing using common detergents and the Scotch Brite® sponge included in the maintenance kit.