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scat

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I just picked up a cheap, badly scratch 55, with a built-in wet/dry. Has anyone had any success using the scratch removal kits with "8 grades of crystal polishing pads from coarse to very fine, a polishing sponge, polishing cloth, bottle of final polishing liquid abrasive, storage case and instructions"? Tanks, Steve
 

jazznreef

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I've used the Novus liquid gel on past tanks. It works really well for minor scratches. My "new for me" tank needs more juice though. An LFS suggested car autobody sandpaper and McGuires. I guess that sandpaper comes in super fine grits like 2200 or so. They told me to use a combination of 8 or so grits with the McGuires. This could be very similar to the product you are referring to. For my purposes I guess I'll cost the 2 approches out and make a decision from there. I have heard good things about the auto sandpaper though.
 

mojoreef

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Zack that is the way I do it, you just cant use the final creams. The main thing yu have to watch for is that you make sure you take the swirls out from each of the previous sandpaper type before moving on to the next paper

Mike
 

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Zack I dont sell anything bud. I got mine from custom Aquatics but I believe premium aquatics has it also. Its a scratch remover kit made by Rainbow Lifeguard.


MIke
 

scat

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Thanks for good advice!

I guess my only question was that I wasn't sure how effective these kits are. I didn't want to buy some snake oil. Also, the industrial and automotive restoration folks probably aren't dealing with a live-rock slide gouging their applications. Thanks, Steve
 

mojoreef

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Scat I know that is what Joh at IAP uses to finish his tanks, the creams are basically just lighter forms of sandpaper.

Mike
 
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