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Using Sand Paper on Glass

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by nagukush, Dec 13, 2009.

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    Hi Friends,

    Hope all is well !

    Just wanted to request you friends to kindly guide me if it is ok to use a fine grade of sandpaper on the front glass ( on the inside ) to remove the deposits etc to make the glass clear...

    Will it scratch the glass or will it be ok Friends ?

    I actually also have a scratch removal kit for Acrylic Tanks and it came in with diffferent grades of sand papers - can I use those on the glass? Any ideas friends ? The hardwater stains on my front glass are very stubborn and it makes the water look un-clear... any ideas friends ?

    Please guide and help me here...

    Regards and Care
    Kush
     
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    I wouldn't.....
     
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    I'm your friend. :) :) :)

    Hahaha, and I wouldn't do it, play it safe, friend. :)
     
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    NO SANDPAPER of any type. Anything you use will scratch the glass.
     
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    Friends, then please guide me on how do I remove these hardwater stains from the front glass - its making me really upset as no matter how clear the water is it makes it look milky and cloudy...
     
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    Its a 7 Feet - 212 Gallon tank and the Bracing sturcture is such that I cant reach all of the front glass with the blade. The Hood also limits my reach around the front glass -please guide me Friends... Also I have never used Blade on glass,so it will be great if someone can kindly guide me on which blade and how to use it...
     
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    Vinegar soaked scrubbie....after using a blade to scrape if it is that hardened.

    Vinegar is safe and will help dissolve some of the calcium.
     
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    Vinegar, a razor blade and tons of elbow grease.
     
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    Really......No sand paper.!!!!

    It's the best way to clean glass. 1000grit sand paper would do the trick. I have done it for ever on cars with hard water deposits rain marks and what not. IT WORKS....

    Wet sanding....try it on a piece of glass if you don't want to try it on the tank.
     
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    rubbing compound also works better than the vinegar. Of course, tank must be empty for that. Glass has a hardness of 6 (on a scale of 1 - 10). Anything with a hardness lower than that (rubbing compound is 4) will not scratch the glass. I dunno what 100-grit sandpaper is rated at, but wet would be the only way to go.
     

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