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Old 07-22-2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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acrylic scratch removal

hi again all...

I have a 245g acrylic tank that I got from my old company. It was a display tank in a restaurant and has some minor scratches from the coral that decorated the tank (plus the a$$hole movers filled it with misc. crap when we moved from cali.( I wanted to kill them! shoulda heard me cussing them out when I saw that!! well maybe better you didnt..lol)
Anyways what is a good way to remove minor scratches?? I have a orbital buffer and could get a high speed one if neccessary? I have seen the small high grit sanding blocks before but this is a 96x24.5x24 tank and would probably take years with a hand held block...Are there easier alternatives? any recomended compound waxes etc???

Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-23-2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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There are acryllic scratch kits that have special polishing compounds for the job. That with the right head on your buffer should do the trick.

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I think the key is to make sure you use the correct progression of abrasive pads. This is why they have kits with abrasives of varying degrees. I guess you go from most coarse to least coarse.

Let me know how you make out. I have a large acrylic I would like to "buff up".

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