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Old 01-24-2019, 12:52 AM
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Default LF Someone or company to buff out acrylic

I am looking for someone or a company that will buff out scratches in a acrylic aquarium. I tried by myself and it's not working out. I have the supplies one would need.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:27 AM
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It depends on the depth of the scratch. It is extremely difficult to remove deep scratches without having to remove a lot of acrylic and potentially weaken your tank. Light scratches are much easier. Start with novus 3 for heavy scratches and work you way to a novus 1 to give you a fine polish. You can use a high rpm corded drill bit with a foam polishing pad attachment and patience. There are a lot of videos on the web.

Ideally do it with a empty tank as the novus creams are likely toxic to your tank inhabitants.
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:25 AM
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Default Tank Buff

How big is your tank in gallons? Dimensions? Thickness of acrylic for side panels and top and bottom if different. How deep are your scratches?

I don’t recommend Novus 3 to polish tanks or use drill and small diameter drill pad. Let’s add wool pads to the list of don’t do’s as well.

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