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Old 04-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #31
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You are right i brought everything and narrowed it down to what i listed.It has drained me,it is truly the worst job on the planet.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:11 AM   #32
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Hi Dave

You did say it was a job. Consider the alternative. You know the old saying "It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!".
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #33
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Yes, and that is the only reason i did it.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #34
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citrus stripper

thanks dave. where would you buy that citrus stripper at ? thanks muddin247
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:52 AM   #35
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HD or Lowes.Be sure to have scraper,paper towels,wire,and nylon brushes,and an alkaline cleaner.<This is not for the meek.>Just do 4 tiles at a time,spread it on, let sit for maybe ten minutes till it emulsifies the sealer then scrape, and reapply if needed.The brushes will help, especially in the grout joints.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #36
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just finished this one. white agglomerate marble with black granite inserts (12x12) diamond refinished and polished both stones. it was a tricky one.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #37
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Hi Cameron

Excellent job!

Talk about working with two extremely different materials.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:22 AM   #38
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Yeah, that's an impressive finish.

A part of this industry where I wouldn't even know where to start.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #39
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Hi CX

Having the talent with wood that you have, you'd be surprised. For example, if a piece of finished wood was scratched, where would you start?
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #40
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If it was part of a floor that was mostly red oak with patches of Ipe and wanted a high gloss finish, I'd hafta give it a lotta thought, John.
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its really similar to wood, just takes longer. and you polish the stone itself instead of using a laquer or something.

with a job like this, procedural planning and prepwork is 80% of the headache. execution has to be precise, but the order of operations is key. it was a bit tricky at first.

this took about 3-4 times longer to complete due to the granite. The rest of the house was the same marble without inlays and went like butter.
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Hi CX

"Wanted" a high gloss finish vs. "Had" a high gloss finish are two different beasts. Anyway, I'm sure you get the point. When someone has a natural talent, it's much easier to cross train. Of course, this is just my opinion.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:28 AM   #43
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Yeah, I do get your point, John.

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with a job like this, procedural planning and prepwork is 80% of the headache. execution has to be precise, but the order of operations is key. it was a bit tricky at first.
I have no trouble at all grasping every bit of that.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #44
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Granite countertop seam repair, grind and polish

This was installed by another company around here who totally sucks balls. This piece was spliced on to make a longer piece. They ground it flat and tried to polish it. they told the customer that it was the best they could do and nobody could do it better. The customer also called around to different contractors, suppliers and manufacturers and hew as told by everyone that it was "impossible to match the factory polish"

the before pictures dont show how bad it actually was. It took me over an hour with the 300 turbo to flatten it out. this island is 4 feet wide.


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