"Stains" on quartzite kitchen counters


Old 03-13-18, 08:43 AM
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"Stains" on quartzite kitchen counters

I have 4 year old quartzite (not quartz) counters in my kitchen. They are white with gray. They have "stains" all over them. It looks like if you took water and let it dry on a glass table. So more of a film than a stain. They don't have any color to them. I took a picture, but you cannot really see it in the picture. How much you can see it depends on the angle you look and the lighting.

It doesn't look terrible, but I am wondering if it can be fixed. I tried soap and water and a scrubbing pad and also granite cleaner. Neither worked. I've read steel wool might work, but haven't tried that yet. Any other ideas?
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Old 03-13-18, 09:00 AM
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If it's a mineral deposit, try lime away.
Old 03-13-18, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Isn't the whole counter essentially made up of minerals? I'm a little worried about adverse effects. There isn't anywhere really inconspicuous I can try it.

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