Should I have this marble seam repaired again?

threeapplesNovember 18, 2013

Our seam caulk cracked, the fabricator came by today and this is what they left me with: about 1/4" section of old caulk (bright white) and the rest in a new color. This bugs me, but he said he can't do better. Should I call them back?

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Trebruchet

No, however, you should put their name with that picture all over the internet.

You need a repairperson with an Invicon kit. They're from Austria and cost about $1,700.00. Akeimi makes one too.

Expect to pay about $350.00 for an inconspicuous, not invisible, repair.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 2:10PM
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Sophie Wheeler

The new color is better than the old bright white. I'd want the rest of the old removed and replaced with the newer color.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 2:38PM
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teachertile

Why in the world couldn't he take out that 1/4"? That's weird!! I wouldn't be happy. At least the new caulk is a much better color.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 4:08PM
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uther

The new color is almost invisible and looks great! I wouldn't think removing that old bit would be too difficult. What reason were you given for that not being possible?

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 4:24PM
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ineffablespace

I think it is against the wall at the back, or against a cabinet--making removal of that last bit more difficult without collateral damage? Just a guess.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 4:32PM
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threeapples

No idea what the reason was, but I'm not happy with it. I contacted the fabricator. I'll post back when they respond.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 5:48PM
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three3apples

An update: I left it alone and now this seam is a bright yellow. I am attaching a photo I just took. Does anyone know why the seam is now yellow only in the newly repaired section (Nov 2013) and how this can be fixed without damaging the edges of the marble?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 9:33AM
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three3apples

Another photo

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 9:34AM
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srosen

That looks like Danby-yes looks like the product they used was a transparent polyester adhesive that yellowed.
It can be removed and a water clear product can replace it.
Bellonzoni and Akemi make some excellent polyester products for white marble repairs and seams.
A bone fide stone refinisher would be more than happy and able to repair that for you.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 10:20AM
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browneyes776

Eek, sorry, threeapples. That would make me nuts!
(p.s. would love your thoughts on my thread but you might think I'm crazy)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 11:02AM
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three3apples

Where is your thread?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 11:11AM
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