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post #15 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Simpsoid View Post
Cerium Oxide is the professional way to polish glass. I'm sure it has differing grades of courseness and requires a lot of manual "elbow grease" but it's the best for the job as it's what glaziers use to get a crystal shine.

I'd say from a chemical point of view it'd be pretty inert (don't quote me on this) as it's just an oxidised metal. From my understanding it's like polishing your grandmother's silverware with "Silv-o" or cleaning a kitchen sink with "Jif" you just use a cloth and rub it in circles in the small area until the scratches / blotches are gone.

Polishing glass with Cerium Oxide

Cerium Oxide
Hey thanks so much for these details. It looks like I can get the pure powder (maybe this will be pretty safe if I'm careful) on
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