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Unread 08-14-2003, 08:44 PM   #1
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Wax / Dull spots on granite tiles

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I have a few pieces of granite that I am bullnosing. Upon selecting the pieces based on color, shade, etc. , I noticed that numerous pieces have "dull" or "waxy" spots located randomly throughout the surface of the tile. Some have 2 spots- other have as many as five. They are about the size of a quarter.

Any idea what this may be and what suggestion might you have to remove these spots?



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Unread 08-15-2003, 10:36 PM   #2
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Why don't you start by telling us what king of "granite" you're dealing with?
Also, any pics?
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Unread 08-16-2003, 06:37 AM   #3
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The pics don't show the problem very well. It's only apparent when viewed from an angle. The spots are just "dull" enough to take way from the gloss.

The granite is "sesame". It's a variegated stone with brown and black specs.

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Unread 08-16-2003, 07:37 AM   #4
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Hi Jason, one of several things might be attributable for the (spots ) 1) Mineral configerations 2) shipping or doctoring waxes 3) Resin residue that is used to consolidate some forms of natural stone. Perhaps a combination of these materials. Michael Meyer
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Unread 08-16-2003, 07:55 AM   #5
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That Michael Meyer guy beat be by a nose!
He's right, although, in consideration of that particular kind of stone, I would lean toward the first possibility only: different minerals within the same stone won't polish the same as the others. Chalk it up to "natural flaw"!
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Unread 08-27-2003, 07:53 PM   #6
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If it does happen to be the shipping wax, how can I remove it?

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I can't help you Jason, just wanted to kick you back up top, maybe one of the stone pros will help.
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Scrape it with a razorblade.


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