We too have the same black high gloss counter tops. Since the delivery we have been extremely careful on how and what we sit on them. Yes, they do scratch rather easily and hard to get back. You can wet sand with 2500/3000 Wet/Dry and buff it out using compound, similar to what you would do with you car finish. The buffing out is the hard part, if you can feel the scratchs with your fingernail, then they are probably done for. Stone would be perfect and taking them off is not a problem as there is no back splash to worry about, I would put one back in if you take the tops off. But yes, the design is not the best and the finish is even worse to take care of.
Note: we have changed the backsplash to something a little brighter:
Originally Posted by Midwestgirl
I read the thread on counter top replacement from another member.
We have a new Crusader and just from placing boxes on it the day we were stocking the RV for our first trip the counter top was scratched up. (Sliding cardboard boxes on it!) I didn't realize how soft the finish was. Now, 7 weeks into our trip the counter top shows like it's been in use for years and I have been very careful.
When I spoke with the selling dealer they said they'd replace it. Why would I want the same counter top? I feel the quality is poor.
So...how much of a challenge is it to replace the counter top with quality materials?
Would the walls, stove area be damaged during removal or installation of new materials?
The sink? Would it reseal properly?
Has anyone had similar problems with their counter tops? It looks like a granite finish but of course it is NOT granite. I knew that upon buying. I am blown away by the thin finish. Another dealer told me they wet sand the counter tops and apply a better finish?