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Old 05-23-2011, 05:34 AM   #1
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Whilst making up some water for my Malawi tank someone else in the house (shall remain nameless so I don't get sent to the dog house decided to move the rocks around. All good until I topped up the tank and turned the lights back on, argh an 7 inch scratch right where I just don't want one!!!! Devastated big time. Anyone used cerium oxide glass polish to remove scratches before? I know there ain't no other way to polish glass. Thankfully it is only a very light scratch as in I can't feel it with my finger hence it's a perfect candidate for a little glass polishing....

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Whilst making up some water for my Malawi tank someone else in the house (shall remain nameless so I don't get sent to the dog house decided to move the rocks around. All good until I topped up the tank and turned the lights back on, argh an 7 inch scratch right where I just don't want one!!!! Devastated big time. Anyone used cerium oxide glass polish to remove scratches before? I know there ain't no other way to polish glass. Thankfully it is only a very light scratch as in I can't feel it with my finger hence it's a perfect candidate for a little glass polishing....

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Plain, old style gritty toothpaste and a soft cloth worked great for me in removing a few fine scratches in a used tank. Light circular motions work better than back and forth.
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Plain, old style gritty toothpaste and a soft cloth worked great for me in removing a few fine scratches in a used tank. Light circular motions work better than back and forth.
Mmm interesting, might just give that a go first, some of that so called whitening toothpaste would be best I think. Cheers!
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Mmm interesting, might just give that a go first, some of that so called whitening toothpaste would be best I think. Cheers!
Just take your time is my only other suggestion.
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Just take your time is my only other suggestion.
Thanks I'll give it a go this weekend. I expect it will take some work.....
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Just take your time is my only other suggestion.
Hey will any toothpaste in with the fish hurt them. Of course I will try not to get any in there.....
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Hey will any toothpaste in with the fish hurt them. Of course I will try not to get any in there.....
Good question and I'd think you'd want to remove the fish during the repair and the bigger issue would be proper rinsing. I did my repair prior to setup, so clean up wasn't an issue.

Toothpatse would be a lot less toxic than the 3 step stuff we used at the glass/window plant lol.
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Good question and I'd think you'd want to remove the fish during the repair and the bigger issue would be proper rinsing. I did my repair prior to setup, so clean up wasn't an issue.

Toothpatse would be a lot less toxic than the 3 step stuff we used at the glass/window plant lol.
Mmmmm problem is fish removal isn't going to happen, nowhere to put them lol. I think I will just have to be extra careful.
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