The surface is designed so most surface scratches can be repaired with simple sanding and polishing unlike common laminates. Kinon Sheets are sanded and polished prior to shipment. After fabrication it is expected that a fabricator will need to sand and repolish. Materials are available for sale on our website under merchandise in the supply page: HERE
- There is no clear coat on standard Kinon® material. Kinon is a thin solid surface laminate. It’s naturally high gloss. After fabrication with Kinon sheets you will likely need to make some sanding and polishing repairs. This process is not difficult and requires some basic tools, a 5″ or 6″ inch random orbital sander and a high-speed car polisher. In the videos below you will see the simple tools and process performed. Surface scratches, burns, scuffs or any router marks made during edging applications are very common and simple to repair with the process described and demonstrated.
- For any lighter surface scratches, you may just need polishing with the high speed polisher and lambs wool bonnet alone using Farecla Advanced Plus Liquid Compound.
- Standard Polishing (Factory Standard 2022): to remove light scratch polish at 2800 rpm with a wool bonnet using with Farecla Advanced Plus Liquid Compound. Repeat sequence as needed.
- For deeper scratches sand with random orbital sander, 3M Trizact foam 1000 then 3000 with water (Never sand with these pads dry). Then using the same follow Standard Polishing listed above with Farecla Advanced Plus Liquid Compound. Repeat sequence as needed to achieve desired finish.
- For deeper scratch removal, without causing serious finish modifications, sand with random orbital sander. Use 1000 grit sandpaper, then 3M Trizact foam 1000 then 3000 with water (Never sand with these pads dry). Then using the same follow Standard Polishing listed above with Farecla Advanced Plus Liquid Compound. Repeat sequence as needed to achieve desired finish.
- Sanding and Polishing should be done after Kinon UltraCast Laminate is adhered to substrate. Do not try and sand and polish UltraCast with out it being laminated.
- To remove excess contact adhesive, protective film residue, stubborn grime, nail polish, or marker, wipe using microfiber cloth with acetone or Isopropyl alcohol. Use proper safety precautions when using Acetone. Then follow procedures above as necessary.
Procedures for Scratch Repair for Kinon gloss surfaces.
Watch educational video above or visit factory before performing procedures.
- UltraCast Kinon sheets must be adhered to substrate to perform these procedure. UltraCast sheets are not structural and are intended to be adhered(laminated) to a substrate.
- Using a random orbital sander 3/16 action sand with 1000 grit dry sandpaper.
- Using a random orbital sander 3/16 action wet sand with Trizact foam 1000 disc.
- Using a random orbital sander 3/16 action wet sand with Trizact foam 3000 disc.
- With a hand held car polishing machine using lambs wool bonnet and recommended polishing compound, polish surface. Repeat step as needed to achieve gloss. In factory, we typically use 2 to 4 applications of compound to achieve standard level of gloss.
- Spray cleaner and wipe with microfiber cloth.
Sanding & Polishing steps:
- Wet sand the edge banding with Trizact Blending Disc, 1000 grit
- Wet sand the edge banding with Trizact Blending Disc, 3000 grit
- Polish the edge banding with Lamb Wool Bonnet and a Farecla Advanced Plus compound
- Polish the surface with Lamb Wool Bonnet and a Farecla Advanced Plus compound
- Wipe away all of the remaining compound with a microfiber cloth
- Finish the process with Kinon Gloss Cleaner