repairing motorhome worktop

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  1. aba

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    well it had to happen sooner or later :Doh:
    opened the cupboard to get the ingredients out to make a brew and dropped the sugar tin :Doh:

    fortunately it missed the glass covers but has left a nice big dent and a few cracks in the surface of the worktop.
    is there any successful way of repairing this or is it bite the bullet and just get a new worktop?

    thanks in advance
     
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    Did the same to our Pullman table when I opened the cupboard above and the portable radio dropped out.

    I think you should prepare for that bullet to be bitten.

    Steve
     
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    thanks but not really what i wanted to hear :cry::cry:
    im obviously not the first and no doubt i wont be the last.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your mishap Andy. You are fulltiming you have to assume it will happen again so why not delay replacing until you are ready to sell it and add a second work surface of a temp nature over the top, wood, formica or even a tile trivet. whatever you are not going to damage it more are you.
     
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    have a word with your local kitchen fitters, they have access to a repair putty which will blend in with the original when polished.
     
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    Sometimes you can get a dent out by applying steam (iron) to the dent and then fill in the cracks with the appropriate coloured repair putty.:Wink:
     
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    I'm not too sure what the structure of the damaged surface is, but if it helps......

    I had an object fall out of a locker onto the kitchen table it punched a small hole through it, I repaired it by mixing white and black epoxy filler (the kind that comes in small tubes like Araldite) to get the best colour) and filled it with that. The match is not perfect but its a cheap functional repair.

    Doug...
     
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    i think it may be just a little more damage than the steam iron could possibly get out.
    bearing in mind the sugar tin was full and weighed just over 1kg falling from about 2 1/2 feet above the worktop.
    im just glad it missed the glass covers as i guess those from Dethleffs wont be cheap.
     
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    hi i would have a word with a local steel fabricators they should be able to supply a nice bit of stainless with polished edges if done nice it could look like it is suposed to be there.
    have it from front to back of worktop. would look smart .
     
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    That's another bullet with your name on it should of let the wife make the brew
     
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    ohh no couldn't do that her brews are crap.:Blush:
     
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    I did some similar damage to a worktop in a previous house, when I lived near Bristol.

    I went to a local reputable hand made kitchen manufacturer. They were very helpful people and had a number of epoxy type resins in a range of various colours which they used for such small repairs.

    They even gave me some for free....:thumb:

    Once done it looked ok, you only could see it if you really looked for it.
     
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    Why not replace it with real oak wood.
     
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    I can get you a bit of granite if that would help:BigGrin:
     
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    that would probably take me overweight :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    In my caravan there is similar damage plus a cooker top i have been waiting forever for.........

    So no its not just you but watching replies so i can make same repair.
     
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    I have no experience of this but I do know a man who has :BigGrin: He got the windscreen repair man out who filled the hole-supermarket car park- you can also buy the stuff from Ebay :thumb: Type in windscreen repair kit and makes your choice :Wink: Also look at David's isopon kits
    terry
     
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    Dent in work top

    Hi. I had a similar problem in a caravan and it was suggested to me that I should stick a tile over it - matching the surrounding decor rather than the top. I got a black tile - the fridge front was black - and stuck the tile on and it worked a treat. I was fortunate in that the dent was near one corner and the tile looked like it was made for putting a cup on! Two tiles were puchased, as the minimum they would sell, so a spare was always available. They were small kitchen tiles and nothing special. Might be worth a try. Regards Keith:Wink:
     
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    the other option not mentioned so far is to treepan (how do you spell that?) out the damaged area and fit an inlay that would look smart.
     
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    Yes but you'd have a hard job damaging it again:BigGrin::Wink:
     
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