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Removing minor scratches from juwel Rio 400

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 6:24 pm
by Reece50
Hello, I am new to this forum so apologies in advance if I have posted this in the wrong section.

I recently got myself a second hand juwel Rio 400. I didn't pay a huge amount for it, other than a few scuffs from cleaning it is imaculate. I'm off work at the moment as I have recently had surgery for Crohn's disease so money is sparse so the cheapest solution would be beneficial.

The front viewing pannel has very minor scratches and scuffs, causing a misty look. I have read about various methods to remove the scratches and the method with the best results seems to be using cerium oxide and a buffing wheel.

Any advice and experience would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Removing minor scratches from juwel Rio 400

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:03 pm
by malakye
Hi Reece and welcome.

Is it on the inside or the outside of the tank?

Re: Removing minor scratches from juwel Rio 400

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:32 am
by Reece50
The scratches are on the inside, very minor but lots of them. Any suggestions would help me so much! Thanks

Re: Removing minor scratches from juwel Rio 400

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:00 pm
by malakye
If its empty then you can try buffing them out with toothpaste, that doesnt always work thought.

There is a product called cerium oxide, you mix it with a little bit of water to make a paste and then use a buffer to polish out the scratches. Again your better with the tank empty because the last thing you want to do is pollute it. When using the buffer pad either on a drill or a polishing machine make sure you keep checking the glass to make sure it doesn't get to hot. Wipe off any excess then rinse really well.