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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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I have done this on my bike windchield and it took out most of the scratces
 

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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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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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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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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
My thoughts exactly, if the scratches are on the inside.
 

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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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any joy?
 

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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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