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post #201 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Called several glass shops, no one buffs out scratches. I called the aquarium guy and he said theres nothing that can be done :'(
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post #202 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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THEY LOOK HORRIBLE
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post #203 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 12:51 PM
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Research pocket polisher and 3000 grit diamond powder.
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post #204 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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It wont distort the view through the glass?
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post #205 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 02:30 PM
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Called several glass shops, no one buffs out scratches. I called the aquarium guy and he said theres nothing that can be done :'(
I had this problem. The glass guys said that grinding the scratches out would distort the glass and compromise the integrity of the glass. I bought a used 135 with scratches in the front that beamed when the light hit them. I ended up trading it for a brand new 150 (it cost me about $500 when all was said and done).



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post #206 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 03:01 PM
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These procedures work very well on old classic automobile glass with no issues. This is not something that will only take an hour or two to complete. It could take multiple attempts and several hours. I've personally used products of this nature in restoring old classic car glass with success
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post #207 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 04:48 PM
You can buff the scratches out yourself, ill supply the link tonight. Its a how to, step by step. Aquarium Glass Buff out.
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post #209 of 231 Old 09-26-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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That looks promising, I will keep looking for someone who can do this in my area!
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post #210 of 231 Old 09-27-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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I dont think I sealed the baffles correctly. Microbubbles are invaiding my tank! I'll prob have to drain and dry the whole sump and add more silicone :P
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