SFA: What's the Answer?
Acetone Stains on Quartz Surface
Quartz job we did. Guys went back to clean some spots for a picky customer, and now we have acetone stains in the shape of the can. Finish looks dull. Thoughts? Suggestions other than re-cut or ager?
Nothing will work.
I have tried every magic mixture and even hogs hair with a granite polish. Nothing touches it.
And nothing will trust me. I had the same issue with the same stone. We called people from Cambria, we end up replacing the piece.
Same to us. Supplier replace material and you end with free fabrication and install and bad reputation ... offer her window shades.
I polish out about 1 a week. Finishing Touches Restoration LLC.
That happened to us. Had to replace the island.
Face polish it. Easy money.
Never leave anything on top after using acetone.
GranQuartz sells face polishing pads for quartz and the cream to go with it. (Quartz Renew). We can face-polish any quartz, we even get the orange-peel look to come back. Any one of my guys would have that fixed in 10 minutes.
Bar Keepers Friend will take it right off.
No sir, it did nothing.
Aaron E Hinrichs
Use denatured alcohol on quartz, not acetone.
Fairly easy fix with Quartz Renew.
No acetone on quartz ... ever.
Barkeeper or soft scrub.
If Bar Keepers Friend does not work and you do have to repolish it, try Monkey Pads for bringing back the finish, color and texture. And do not use acetone with ES - once it flashes, it scars the material.
I don’t use acetone for anything but cleaning tools and metal bond pads.
Suggestion for the future... switch to denatured alcohol instead of acetone for quartz.
Lacquer thinner can cause problems with ES too. Best to use denatured alcohol on it.
Louis James Noble III
Diamonds and Quartz Renew. Use Easy Oxy always instead of acetone.
Why hasnt anyone suggested Monkey Pads? I got a set from Mark DeFusco this week and coincidentally, I had a Quantum quartz top with what looked like watermarks that absolutely would not come out with denatured or MEK. I use Monkey Pads and voila, problem solved perfectly
Do not use acetone on quartz. Never set the can on the top, ever
I've sold plenty of Quartz Renew to fix stuff like this but am now selling the Monkey Pads like hotcakes.
Quartz Renew. Look it up. It will get those stains out but it’s an entire kit.
This product has been a life saver for our shop also.
I took a class at Regent Tools from the guy who invented Quartz Renew. It saved my ass. Cool dude too.
I have used the Rockstar quartz polishing kit. I ran out of the 4oz cutting solution supplied in the kit, so I went to my local auto-parts supply shop and purchased paint polishing compound I believe by Meguiar's. Heavy cut #4, fine cut #2. They work great when I have to surface-polish quartz.
For a product that’s supposed to be so superior you wouldn’t think this would even be a problem. Lol. Like I always say, they don’t make national monuments out of quartz.
It’s doable to surface-polish quartz, just takes a pile of patience.
Quartz Renew system for sure. All you will need are the 3 liquids and not even use the pads.
Quartz renew. 1,2,3.