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how to fix scratches in glass

how to fix scratches in glass on the inside of the tank
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How deep are they? Try buffing them out with toothpaste, or you could get the buffer kit for headlights at a autoparts store if not to deep.

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the buffer kit for headlights, is for plastic most headlights are plastic on 96 and up vehicles
it works on old glass headlights because they are stained.

lookup diamond glass cutting paste
its very messy. u will want an empty tank

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Awesome I don't have to make my own thread for this! I have the same problem... Very shallow scratches but quite a few. So toothpaste would work? or what other household items would? Sorry for the hijack...

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cool cool a few i can feel with my finger nail
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toothpaste will definitely not work. its not a hard enough abrasive

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toothpaste only sometimes works on DVDs/CDs. And to clean your shoes

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toothpaste only sometimes works on DVDs/CDs. And to clean your shoes
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works nicely on cd's to be basic. better than that is brown rouge for cutting common soft metals such as aluminum. on a 6 inch buffing wheel at 1800 rpms. it leaves slight scratchs which the cd player laser works past just fine cleans a disk in about 30 seconds

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toothpaste will definitely not work. its not a hard enough abrasive
I will try it anyway just to be sure and I will let you know Is there anything household that works?

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works nicely on cd's to be basic. better than that is brown rouge for cutting common soft metals such as aluminum. on a 6 inch buffing wheel at 1800 rpms. it leaves slight scratchs which the cd player laser works past just fine cleans a disk in about 30 seconds
lol I'm usually never really THAT concerned about getting a scratched disc working again (buffer wheel and all). I bought this stuff from Gamestop tho made specifically for fixing disc scratches now that I come to think of it, maybe it might work for light scratches on the glass?

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u can try.... but diamond paste with a buffing whell is about the only way u can

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Unless they are really bad you run the risk of just making the glass look worse if you have no experience in buffing scratches. I would practice first on an old piece of glass or something
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Ugh somebody out a two inch DEEP gash in the middle of the front pane of my tank. I figure the best solution is to flip the tank around to face the other way.


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Damn two inches deep? You have a thick ass glass tank

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I think he meant a 2 inch long scratch, that was also DEEP.

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Realistic answer, you aren't going to remove significant scratches. If you can catch your fingernail on it, it's a significant scratch. You're better off getting another tank if bothers you.

The well meaning suggestions are often repeated but don't come with proof. I'd love to see a real before and after where someone tackled scratch removal on a glass tank and clearly documented it.


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