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Old 12-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Help with scratches

Anyone know of a quick and easy way to get rid of scratches on a glass aquarium? I have some light scratches and have heard you can remove these with toothpaste. Has anyone ever done this?

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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toothpaste may work on acrylic but not so much on glass there really is no easy way to remove scratches from glass and most the time if you can remove it you will end up with the lens effect which is worse than the scratch to remove a scratch you have to have a compound that is harder than the surface you are trying to remove the scratch on you would be better off to leave it you wont be able to see it once its filled with water any ways
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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took this from another sight all credit to the author

On the one hand, fixing scratches and scratched glass restoration is simple....with the right equipment. However, if the scratches in the glass are anything more than superficial, you will end up with a "lens" effect, which looks worse than the scratches! Some companies sell a DIY kit which may contain some cerium oxide and or some abrasive pads. In my professional experience, it doesn't take mush to distort a piece of glass, or worse, if not tempered, to break it!
If the glass is not removed in a very uniform manner, distortion is virtually guaranteed. This may be acceptable if its in a window that is not in a very visible area. However, most people want scratches repaired because they can see the scratches!
So, if you have a very very light scratch in your flat glass, buy some cerium oxide, (the good stuff is about $30.00/lb), a high speed buffer, like a makita, and a medium density felt polishing wheel. Just remember, even polishing with cerium and not even using any aggressive abrasives can still distort the glass or break it if it gets over about 150 degrees (which can happen within 15 seconds).
We are experts when it comes to removing light to heavy scratches from all types of glass surfaces. We actually invented the technology to aggressively remove even deep diamond type scratches from glass! We have done deep scratches in eye level in a very expensive glass entrance door without any discernible distortion. We have worked on "A" list celebrities homes in Beverly Hills. Can't say the name but she was on a very popular sitcom in the 90's and it was about a group of "Friends"!
Scratched Glass Repair is definitely NOT for amateurs, regardless what some websites may tell you. Not something you want to experiment with. I can tell you this, removing distortion is almost impossible to completely repair. You can see the distortion from across the room but not from 2 feet away, making it very difficult to know where it is exactly.
We have been doing this for 5 years now and have done work all over the US and have had requests from 5 other countries. We welcome any questions you may have about the truthfulness of what is and isn't repairable. Please feel free to visit our website or email us for more info. We're glass to help. So contrary to what many [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]glass [COLOR=blue !important]shop[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] professionals may say, it is definitely possible to remove scratches from glass.

Thanks, Rick Evans

Google "Unscratch The Surface" or "Scratched Glass Repair" for more info. Feel free to call us for any glass scratch repair related questions. We love to help!
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