Scratched glass

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  1. kalkwasser

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    Hey guys I Have a small cube I want to set up but the glass is a little scratched dose any one know how to polish glass. I was told brasso by a glass guy who did not sound sure of him self. Can any one advise me on the best methods to polish out scratches. I know I would not be able to get them all out.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Kalkwasser - perhaps try this on a small piece first...
    Try using 2000 sand-paper.... my one uncle uses this to remove scratches off CD's/DVD's....
     
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    I have done this on my bike windchield and it took out most of the scratces
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    most jewelers have buffing clothes, see if u can borrow one, will see if i can get an old one from the gold and diamond exchange near my office
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    unfortunatley there is nothing that will 100% remove scratches from glass. got a call aasking me about this every day when i worked at PG
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it wont work 100% but its damn close :)

    what line of work u in les?
     
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    toothpaste works with slight scratches, it is quite abrasive, but plenty of elbow required.
     
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    Thanks guys will give them a shot on a on the back of the tank as it is painted blue so if I mess it up it wont be to bad.

    Leslie I am aware that I wont get them all out especially the nasty one but I got this little cube for mahala so just wont it to look a little better before setting it up.;)
     
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    Just take notice
    I will be carefull working with brasso or other chemicals on the inside of the tank. Even now that it is not set up.
    Outside should not be a problem
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    My thoughts exactly, if the scratches are on the inside.
     
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    kalkwasser Thread Starter

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    Yep that is my worry to...
     
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    then use the sand paper, i think its 2000 water paper, also check with a glass co or jeweler for chemical free option
     
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    cool
     
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    and did it work?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    any joy?
     
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    Well cleaned the tank up and turns out the guy I got the tank from was mistaken once I cleaned the glass it not as badly scratched as I thought.
     
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    thats good news... what ya going to keep in it?
     
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    thanks, had a blonde moment
     
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    It cool every one has one of thoughs
     
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