Is D.I.Y glass polishing possible?? (i hope so)

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  1. ZaxXx

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    Buying polished glass looks beautiful but adds a whole lot more to your glass price!

    Is it easyly possible to do this yourself and get that perfect smooth edges and corners?? I hope it is?
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    Makes no difference to your DSB.
     
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    who would want to polish a dsb??:1confused: not me mate:nah:.
    Im talking about the display tank
     
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    Exactly:iagree:
     
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    Rather polish it, even your DSB. You will cut yourself and you will regret it for years to come.

    What you can do is take fine sanding paper and sand it off. Make it smooth. But what a sclep. Rather let them do it.
     
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    I dont understand why this question is posted in the "Deep Sand Beds - DSB's" section:p.

    You guys been having a bit too much:1: this weekend?

    :lol:
     
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    I would only polish the top part of the glass that will be exposed. Cilicone does not stick that lekka to sanded glass!
     
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    How is your hands? How many small cuts do you already have? There is your own answer.
     
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    polished or arrissed?

    the difference between the 2 are

    Polished: is when the edges have a small 2mm bevel on the edges
    Arrissed: is when the sharp edge of the glass is just sanded to avoid cutting yourself.

    i have been specific in asking for all my glass to be polished to obtain a more professional finish..
     
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    LMAO!!!
     
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    polished was what i meant, but on the exposed side were the silicone doesnt make contact... Think it will give the tank a really neat finish. but i was hoping there was a way to do that myself ...? ? ?
     
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    :oops::imsorry:

    Didnt realise i did that lol
     
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    You could possibly try a wet-belt sander, might work, I don't know what sort of results you would get though. As far as I know the glass guys use some rather serious equipment to bevel and polish the glass edge.
     
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    DIY polishing (where you create a small bevel on the edges) is virtually impossible - you need a professional wet-type sander/polisher, and these jobbies are VERY expensive.

    Rather pay the extra money and have the glass professionally chamfered/polished. Apart from looking good, this also reduces the risk of cracking AND increases the surface area for the silicon, which makes for stronger joints.

    Hennie
     
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    Could not agree more Hennie
     
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    Is it possible to buff scratches out of glass??
     
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    I have a tank that is Arrissed and it looks crap. My new tank is polished and looks really really sweet.
     
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    I am asking if anyone has eexperience in having the professionals or oneself, remove scratches from a tank. And what was the end result
     
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