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Unread 05-14-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Red face Buffing granite

We are do-it-yourself homeowers. We have a slab of granite that we would like to make a counter top out of. How do we buff it to a nice shine? We also need to grind down the sides a little. What do we use to do that? Appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.
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Unread 05-14-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hi Jo, Welcome!

At least you picked one of the more difficult homeowner jobs!

Do you have any tools and/or diamond pads to work on the granite with.

If not, we can guide you what to do, but it's gonna cost ya!
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Unread 05-15-2005, 01:56 PM   #3
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Wow! You dive right in don't you. I hate to say it but to do what you want will require a lot of specialized equipment that cost a lot of money. If you want to just polish it you can get away with about $800 in equipment. To cut, put an edge on it, drill it, etc. will require a few thousand more. Maybe a little more than a few thousand. In the end it would be much less expensive to take you slab to a fabricator. Are you sure it is granite? Look on the web for Granite City Tool, Braxton Bragg, Gran Quartz.

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I'm with John & Jim - the most cost effective way (with by far the best results) would be to take it to your local stone fabricator and have it done. Make sure that whoever you pick is reputable. Have him show you examples of his work and check for things like shine and evenness of edges.

Don't just go by price alone. More often than not you will get what you pay for.


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