Sanding and Polishing

The pattern in Kinon® runs through the material and is repairable with simple sanding and polishing unlike common laminates.
  • There is no clear coat on standard Kinon® material; it is naturally high gloss. In order to repair any deep surface scratches, burns, scuffs or after applying any edging material, you may sand and polish Kinon® to return to its factory finish.
  • If using a dark color Kinon®, apply the appropriate Mohawk stain to color any compound that may settle in surface pores, grooves or gaps.
  • For any lighter surface scratches, you may just need polishing alone with Farecla Profile Liquid Compound.
  • Standard Polishing (Factory Standard 2020): to remove light scratch polish at 1300 rpm to 1500 rpm with a wool bonnet using Farecla Select Compound followed by polishing with Advanced Plus to achieve factory level finish. Repeat sequence as needed.
  • For deeper scratches sand with 3M Trizact foam 1000 & water + 3M Trizact Foam 3000 & water + Standard Polishing= standard factory finish.
  • For deepest scratch removal possible without causing serious finish modifications and to remove router marks from trim router use 3M Trizact 1500 + 3M Trizact Foam 1000 & water + 3M Trizact Foam 3000 & water + Standard Polishing = Deepest level repair.
  • To remove excess contact adhesive, protective film residue, stubborn grime, nail polish, or mark-er, wipe using microfiber cloth with acetone or Isopropyl with proper gloves, respirator and ventila-tion. Then follow points 6, 7 or 8 as necessary.