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Unread 12-14-2008, 11:28 AM   #4
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Hi Dave

I use dry pads, and unfortunately they dont work well with all stones.
Some pads, maybe its just the brand, or the make or whatever but some
seem like they need to be broken in first. Once you get the pores opened
up on the matrix they will tend to work a bit better. I would try spinning them
on some concrete somewhere or the back of the tile before throwing in the towel.

A bit unconventional but it works sometimes. If all else fails,
make all your cuts and label them in order with your full tiles and take them
to a granite shop who can wet polish them for you.
If you plan on doing more granite work the investment in wet
polishing tools may suit you,
if not it can get expensive buying all the tools and pads.
Best of luck
Jack Hamilton

Temecula Tile and Natural stone contractor
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