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Re: [APD] A solution for removing water etching on glass tank tops.

Great post, David.

As you point out, the secret to removing scratches is to
use progressively finer grained abrasives -- each
successive one "rubbing" out the the scratches from the one

There was a very nice collection of posts on polishing
glass in TAG (The Aquatic Gardener) about 2 years ago. I
don't have the Volume & Issue number handy but if anyone
wants to know, write me offlist and I'll look it up.

Scott H.
--- David Grim <grim1214 at bellsouth_net> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I got a scratch on the outside of my 240 gallon tank, the
> result of
> something abrasive getting on the felt side of my cleaner
> magnet. Leave it
> to me to get a scratch on the outside!
> I checked out the web for scratch removal products and
> ordered a sample kit
> from a company called Janvil.. Result was that my scratch
> was too deep for
> complete removal, but the look was softened somewhat by
> the product. The
> products are marketed towards the Automotive/Glass
> Display/Mirror
> reconditioning market. The sample pack had three products
> with different
> strengths. One a glass cleaner only (Glass Glow), the
> other a semi polish
> (Glass Renew), and the third a scratch remover (Glass
> Scratch Remover). The
> Glass Renew is formulated to remove acid rain spots,
> which got me
> interested.
> I hadn't thought about the stuff until I read the past
> few issues of the
> Digest containing this Etching thread. I had a single
> piece of glass that I
> had used for a non waterproof PC fixture over a 30
> gallon. It had mild
> etching, the type of cloudiness that doesn't come off
> even with a scrubpad.
> I tried the Glass renew and it took the etching away.
> Worked great. Removed
> all the etching. And you can use it by hand. The Glass
> Scratch Remover may
> be a bit strong for tank tops. I tried it on a small area
> of the top and it
> left ultra fine scratches that were only visible if you
> held the glass up to
> the light. Glass Renew left no visible scratches when
> used alone and removed
> any fine scratches left by Glass Scratch Remover.
> An 8 ounce bottle of the Glass Renew is $10 and would
> probably last many
> years. This is probably suitable for most etching. The
> only thing we have to
> provide is some elbow grease. That is what I would buy
> for tank top only
> application.
> The company website is www.janvil.com . Their toll free
> telephone number is
> 1-877-4-JANVIL. I couldn't find the $15 three sample pack
> I bought, so I'd
> recommend calling and asking about it if that is what you
> want. But for tank
> top etching removal the Glass Renew is really all you
> need.
> Insert usual disclaimers.
> Regards,
> Dave
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S. Hieber

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