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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Glass scratch removal

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Any ideas on removing extremely shallow scratches from glass tile? I didn't notice them until I put the 400w halogen up close.

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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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Remove the 400w halogen light.
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your not going to remove them but you can hide them for a while.
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Buff them out with the same pads used to polish the edges. Practice on a spare piece first to figure out the starting grit. Once you get to 600 it should look like factory finish
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Were the scratches caused by sanded grout? Are they small mosaics or larger tiles?

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12x12 glass. Scratches found before grouting. I double taped my level edge. I don't know how they scratched. I had to put them face down on the wetsaw to get a clean cut on the back(three passes per tile. fun) but I don't think that was it because just as many full tiles were scratched as cut ones. Looking through some that hadn't been installed and found several scratched there. Lesson- check closely before installing!!!


Another lesson- 254 doesn't even give you 24 hours. I bet that Glass Tile Adhesive would have let me pop these off, unfortunately my distributor was out.

No worries about aquadefense bonding to the cbu, either.
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Uggggh. Hope ya got some extras that aren't scratched. No kidding about the 254. I think you're right about the GTA too.
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