Polishing mable cuts


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Old 05-18-06, 06:44 PM
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Polishing mable cuts

I plan on using 12x 12 marble tiles for my kitchen counter. I was wondering if there is a way to polish the cuts for the corners that need to be made to make them shiny like the top. I assume that could use some kind of wax and a polishing wheel on an angle iron or a drill. Any help would be great, thanks!!
 
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Old 05-27-06, 02:23 PM
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No one seemed to have an ansewer. This is what I did and it seemed to work great. I first sanded the cuts with 120 sandpaper and then used a stick of emery and a buffing wheel attatched to my angle grinder and polished the edges. If there was a really deep scratch then I used 60 grit first then the 120 then buffed. It took time a lot more than I would planning but the kitchen counters look wonderfull. I installed an undermounted sink and the polished marble sitting on top looks great!!!
 
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Old 05-27-06, 03:18 PM
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Sounds like a winner Joe.

I have had the opportunity to see stone cutting in a shop that makes countertops. I don't know what abrasive they actually use but the method looked about the same as you described. If you had success with what you used, then it was the right stuff. Sometimes it is not what you actually use as much as ; did you get the desired results.

Now you can feel even better about the job because you figured it out on your own.
 
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Thanks for posting back what you did - I'm looking to do the same thing myself shortly - nice to see a non-pro's take on it.
 
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Old 05-11-08, 07:27 AM
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put a "flap wheel" on an angle grinder. that will get the heavy marks out, and make for a LOT less hand sanding. and if you good/carefull it will even put a bevel on the tile.
 
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Here's a good video on polishing up granites edges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZoh8...eature=related
 
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I went to a stone cutting and polishing shop in a big city years ago, and they gave me a pouch of I think it was powdered oxalic acid (if I'm not mistaken, as this was 25 years ago) for buffing of marble. Marble is more porous/soft and stain absorbant, than granite. You make a slurry out of the powder w/ water and buff.
 
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Old 05-11-08, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by HotinOKC View Post
Here's a good video on polishing up granites edges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZoh8...eature=related
either that guy has a really neat workshop or his wife is going to be real pissed when she gets home because the kitchen is a dusty mess.
 
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lol. I noticed that too.
 
 

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