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Old 09-12-2017, 03:43 PM
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Help polishing, removing scratches from acrylic tank

Hi, as the title states, I am looking to find someone that has experience removing scratches and buffing acrylic tanks. I am in the process of buy a 48x36x16 and would like it polished before I set it up. You can text me at 201-527-0414 if you know anyone. I am in Elizabeth NJ.


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Old 09-12-2017, 10:43 PM
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DIY with novus 1,2,3 and wetsand paper of assorted grits, it's a lot of elbow grease, depending how deep the scratches are. I think most people would just point you into the directions of a new tank for the price their willing to charge to completely finish out a very messed up acrylic tank.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:00 PM
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DIY with novus 1,2,3 and wetsand paper of assorted grits, it's a lot of elbow grease, depending how deep the scratches are. I think most people would just point you into the directions of a new tank for the price their willing to charge to completely finish out a very messed up acrylic tank.
novus 1,2,3 , best price i found is Container Store , Lex . and 57 st. or 58 st. i think.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:23 PM
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Yes i bought it at that store too. But im telling you it requires alot of elbow grease. I did my little frag tank like 18 x 10 x 10 and it was not easy but it polished up like new and it was in bad shape
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Thanks guys. I'm going to try wet sanding it first and then use Novus.


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Go to YouTube and look at some videos on how to do it, also I would first practice on the top of the tank.
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If you know about paint correction/ wetsand compound it's pretty much like the same thing, just lower grit sand paper and work your way up to polish. G luck it's a tremendous amount of work. The sad part is that the snails will end up scratching it in no time.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:40 PM
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i did my own first used 800 grit cuz it was badly scratched then 1000 then 2000 then novus 2 and 3 the ones not really needed
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Go to YouTube and look at some videos on how to do it, also I would first practice on the top of the tank.
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i use to have ,220 Acrylic
I still have 300 Gal. + 90 Gal. refuge + 60 Gal. sump all Acrylic.
YouTube is the ans.
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