Removing scratches

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  1. CJT

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    Hi guys,

    Has anyone actually had success in removing scratches from a tank as all I can find is that it cant be done.
    If anyone has actually donr this please let me know.
     
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    Thanks NJ do you know if you can get that stuff here in SA and has any one tried it does it work?
     
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    ask schaun
    He removed scratches from his big tank.
     
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    Thanks NJ do you know more or less how much the stuff is?
     
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    I bought a very long time ago. I don't recall it being very expensive.
     
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    CJT,

    Cerium Oxide can be obtained from any company that makes glasses/spectacles. I went to ask a nice company here in cape town for some many years ago, when I was making a telescope mirror. Cerium Oxide is used in the final stage of polishing. I dont remember the name of the company but I brought an icecream tub and they were kind enough to fill it as I didnt need a 20kg bag :)

    Goodluck!
     
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    Correct, you get different levels of abrasiveness. use the courser one first then the fin polishing one last.
     
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    I have some left over Cerrium Oxide I can sell.
     
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    I have some left over cerrium oxide I could sell. This stuff does work,used it on badly sctrached tank a while back.
     
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    Suhayl, how deep scratches can this remove? I have some that i can feel with my fingernails, would this stuff still work ?
     
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    In my shop we also specialize in glass and i have about 10 kg of it but i will tell u now it's not the cerum so much as the tool or grinding wheel to do it. My advice, bring the tank so we can replace the glass.

    But if u wanna try it first u are welcome to come get some for free.

    Kobus
     
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    Hi Trident

    I have a huge tank so not easy to ferry around the thing... So what would one use? A tool connected to a power drill and lotsa elbow grease? Will it work for slightly deeper scratches?
     
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    Hi Trident

    I would love to get some if you do not mind as my tank is curved in the front so I can not replace the glass.
     
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    Elbow grease however well intended will not work, Like i said one needs a "tool" very much like the one used for pollishing granite, together with the cerum oxide but!!!! this tool in very skilled hands will get the scratches out and cause some dents in the glass. SO PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME AND GET THE GLASS REPLACED!!!!!!

    Hope this helps
    Kobus
     
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