Removing Scratches

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  1. Forbes

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    Hi Guys,
    Can anyone tell me where I can get scratches removed from my RSM250. I know glass places can polish scratches out, but I don't know if the RSM glass is specialized glass or not. Any help will be appreciated.
     
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    Used cerium oxide before & it works well with slight scratches but need alot of elbow grease to work it in.
    Here's the wiki on cerium oxide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerium(IV)_oxide I got mine on bid or buy for R40 for a small bag.
     
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    1 Transfer your fish and other aquarium creatures into a temporary tank before you clean the scratches from your regular tank.
    2 Purchase cerium oxide paste (a substance used to polish gems and stones) from a jewelry supply store. If you have trouble finding a supplier, try contacting a local jeweler to ask where they purchase their cerium oxide.
    3 Attach a buffer accessory to a drill and place a buffer pad cover onto the round buffer attachment.
    4 Apply some of the cerium oxide paste to the buffer pad cover. Use less paste for smaller scratches, and more for larger scratches.
    5 Press the buffer pad against the glass with even, moderate pressure and turn on the drill. Choose a low setting, if your drill has the option.
    6 Move the buffer back and forth in long, straight, level lines that go over the scratched area.
    7 Continue buffing the scratches from the tank, changing out the buffing pad cover and adding cerium oxide cream as needed.
    8 Dampen a soft cloth with warm water and use it to wipe away excess cerium oxide paste. Check the glass for any remaining scratches and buff again if needed.
     
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    Thanks for the help, one problem solved.
     
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    It worked on my tank & really hope it works for you...
     
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    Awesome idea! Thanks mista! Also have a scratch to buff out!!!
     
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    No problem guys...:thumbup:
     
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    thanks guys..needed this as my front glass is badly scratched.
     
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    Thanks Mista! My tank sitter scratched my glass this weekend!
     
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    Ouch dude that sucks...
     
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    front outside of bow front scratched would buffing with cerium oxide cause any weakness in glass causing it to possibly break
     
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    Any way to remove scratches without moving fish and coral?
     
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    Yeah would like to know this to.
     
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    Mista...how long do you have to polish for?
     
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    @flappy: Wax on, Wax off...for as long as the scratch is there.

    Wax on, wax off! :tt2:
     
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    bump..need some cerium oxide in cape town
     
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    I got some through a fellow reefer, he had to buy a kg of the stuff, and we were splitting it 5 ways. I have just contacted him and he has still got one or two packs that the guys did not take. If you send me a pm with your cell number I will pass it on to him and he can contact you directly. He is happy to ship it to you, but you can arrange that with him.
     
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    Ok cool. Send me his details @Forbes
     
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    Interesting
     
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    Hi all, may be outdated but I had a scratch on my tank and tried various methods to get rid of it, jewellers rouge, cerium oxide, buffing machines etc. didn't get it out.

    Then I contacted a guy called Steven who has a company called The Glass Surgeon. 1 1/2 hours later it was gone! Fantastic work very professional. Based in JHB but he seems to travel all over. Well worth the money.
     
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