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Old 08-15-2003, 03:33 PM   #1
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scratched glass, ugh

hey, i cleaned out an old tank of mine and some how managed to cratch the glass any body know of a product i can use to remove the scratches.
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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Did you scratch the inside or the outside of the glass? If it is on the outside, there are a lot of rub in compounds and such that can be used to cover up the scratches.

If it is on the inside, I do not know, someone else should have a better answer that is fish safe
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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it's inside..
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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if possible, you can take the tank to a glass store and have them polish the glass for you.

it could get expensive and I bet not all glass stores do it - so best to call ahead.

a 30 gallon that I got used was pretty scratched up on the "front", so turning it around, the back looks pretty decent!
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #5
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yeah i could just turn it around if i can't find any good products, only one side is scratched. thanks
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:46 AM   #6
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sorry to tell you, but unless you've worked with high speed polishing equipment before, you're not going to be able to get rid of the scratches with some "off the shelf fix"

glass is polished using a special attachment for an orbital buffer, and using special abrasive compounds to scratch finer and finer lines into the glass, eventually the lines become microscopic and scratch so fine a line that the glass appears clear.
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How about an Acrylic tank with scratches. I have a 90 Hex that is BADLY scratched in and out. Is there a product out there that will clean it up?
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #8
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Blow Torch, just kidding

When they get too bad, they make good planters...Kidding again..

dynomite?

Seriously, they make a compound for scratches in acrylic, and you can prolly get some from your LFS or have them order it...

I know you can do the outside fairly easy, but the inside, You may have to drain the tank to fix them...
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How about an Acrylic tank with scratches. I have a 90 Hex that is BADLY scratched in and out. Is there a product out there that will clean it up?
Elbow Grease. Really...You have to buff like crazy to get the acrylic looking good again. Check your LFS or home improvement store for the compound. Have fun.
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yup - arcylic ... easier to scratch, easier to fix!

LFS or a glass store should have what you need ... failing that, craftics probably has something too.
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