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nbn 02-01-2013 08:41 AM

How to remove scratches
 
Hi All,

Anyone experts with some ideas on how I could remove some scratches on the inside of the tank? I must've cleaned it with a scrubber that was too rough or had some dirt/copper wire, now my tank is full of scratches.

It is very light, I tried running my fingers on top of it and I can barely feel it but it is still very noticable.

Recently, a few days ago I tried the Toothpaste method and it doesn't work. Is there any home remedy or something I could buy (I do not have a buffer tool).

Thanks

Lap Chi

Reefing Madness 02-01-2013 08:51 AM

Im going to guess since you tried the toothpaste method, that we are talking about glass.
Cerium Oxide is what you need. And a buffer.
If the tank is Acrylic:
Novus Acrylic Polish

beaslbob 02-01-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nbn (Post 1414874)
Hi All,

Anyone experts with some ideas on how I could remove some scratches on the inside of the tank? I must've cleaned it with a scrubber that was too rough or had some dirt/copper wire, now my tank is full of scratches.

...

Note to self: don't use scrubbers. :shock:

Hope you get it cleaned up.

my .02

JDM 02-01-2013 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nbn (Post 1414874)
Hi All,

Anyone experts with some ideas on how I could remove some scratches on the inside of the tank? I must've cleaned it with a scrubber that was too rough or had some dirt/copper wire, now my tank is full of scratches.

It is very light, I tried running my fingers on top of it and I can barely feel it but it is still very noticable.

Recently, a few days ago I tried the Toothpaste method and it doesn't work. Is there any home remedy or something I could buy (I do not have a buffer tool).

Thanks

Lap Chi

Our glass cleaning rule: don't go near the substrate with the cleaning tool. Sand is nasty on glass.

Jeff.


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