cerium oxide questions

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by bwaller76, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. bwaller76

    bwaller76 Love my tanks!

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    So I want to try to remove some of the scratches from my tank. I want to use cerium oxide to try that but from what I have seen and heard there are different grits. I know that some of you have had experience with cerium oxide and I need your opinions and experience. Most of my scratches are visible but cannot be felt. I do have some that you can feel with your fingernail but your nail does not fall into the scratch. Please help!
     
    bwaller76, Jan 10, 2010
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. bwaller76

    XxKnuckleheadxX

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Hayward, CA
    the ones that your fingernails dont catch should come out. the ones you can feel with your nail are there to stay. and i work for a glass shop. we use cerium oxide to get scratches out.
     
    XxKnuckleheadxX, Jan 10, 2010
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. bwaller76

    bwaller76 Love my tanks!

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    so I would try to search for a glass shop here to buy some maybe?
     
    bwaller76, Jan 10, 2010
    #3
  4. bwaller76

    XxKnuckleheadxX

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Hayward, CA
    yeah, they should carry some..
     
    XxKnuckleheadxX, Jan 10, 2010
    #4
  5. bwaller76

    XxKnuckleheadxX

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Hayward, CA
    you need a polishing wheel though also that attaches to a drill..
     
    XxKnuckleheadxX, Jan 10, 2010
    #5
  6. bwaller76

    bwaller76 Love my tanks!

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    got that already...been trying the toothpaste thing out of boredom haha not really the results im looking for haha
     
    bwaller76, Jan 10, 2010
    #6
  7. bwaller76

    bjohanson1234 .........

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    11,000
    Likes Received:
    1,103
    Location:
    Palos Heights, IL
    Or even and automotive store. They use buffing agents to make cars nice and shiny. Not sure the chemical compound they use in it though.
     
    bjohanson1234, Jan 10, 2010
    #7
  8. bwaller76

    Rcpilot

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    3,976
    Likes Received:
    412
    Location:
    Melbourne, FL
    Rcpilot, Jan 10, 2010
    #8
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.