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Unread 03-29-2020, 08:21 AM   #1
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Watermarks?

Hi. I have these marks that are in my brand new marble tops. I didn't notice them until after the installers were gone. Any ideas how to remove these? The contractor is not getting back to me. Thank you

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Unread 03-29-2020, 09:54 AM   #2
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If you can't remove the marks with a wet cloth the marble is likely etched and they won't come out, easily anyway. I would keep trying to contact the company responsible. FWIW marble doesn't really keep it's polish for long as it's soft compared to granite. Kinda depends on how much it gets used. Those marks however will always be there and stand out unless they are removed or the top replaced. That's my experience with marble. I'm sure others will chime in.
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Unread 03-31-2020, 07:04 AM   #4
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The counter needs to be repolish.


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Thank you for responding. Unfortunately my contractor really stuck it to me. Is this something I can do?
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Unread 03-31-2020, 07:07 AM   #6
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It’s not hard to do but marble is very delicate so I think is best if call a pro.


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I will do that. Thanks and have a good day

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I can't tell if those are scratches. They do make marble cleaner that might remove the marks. Make sure the cleaner is okay to be used on marble (nothing acidic) but if they are scratches then you'll need to call a restoration company. Don't know why they would leave it like that.
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Unread 03-31-2020, 09:54 AM   #9
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Hey Davy. They are not scratches for sure. It looks as if they our liquid marks dripping down maybe as they were cutting the piece. I don't know the process. I'm just assuming

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Yikes!

Sorry to hear. Have you paid the contractor with a check or credit card that you could stop or disputes the charges? If so, time is of the essence to contact your financial institution.
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Unread 04-01-2020, 05:45 AM   #11
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Hi tool guy
I have pd the contractor. He's done work for me in the past. Hopefully he is ok. I will pursue after we are done with this virus.
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I'm very curious to know if the lines are etched into the stone or if they are a surface contaminant of some sort. A surface contaminant is likely to be a lot easier to fix than an etching issue.

If you want, you could do a simple test. Can you hold a new razor blade at a shallow angle to the top and perhaps a 45 degree angle to the line and attempt to shear a tiny bit of the line away? If the line is a surface contaminant, there would be an improvement made by this test. But I have to warn you that marble is soft. So it would be ideal to use a brand new blade (used blades have scratches to the edge that will harm your top) and make this a gentle test with only gentle pressure as to not cause damage....and to do it in an inconspicuous place.

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Thanks tool guy. It's definitely not etched. Im holding out hopes that the contractor will come back. Thank you for your information

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