The material in this kit will remove scratches and scuffs from acrylic aquariums.
These abrasives can be used on the inside of the tank with water and fish in place. However, contamination of the water by acrylic particles will occur. This contamination may not be compatible with your fish. We recommend removing water and fish from the aquarium before beginning work.
You can use the abrasives either wet or dry. We suggest using them wet for the best surface finish.
This part of the procedure will take approximately 70% of the work and is the most important. Work carefully, allowing plenty of time. You must remove all the damage to the bottom of the deepest scratch or nick. Deep damage should be removed with common wet/dry sandpaper (NOT INCLUDED IN THIS KIT).
VERY FINE SCRATCHES: Begin with either 4000 or 6000
HAIRLINE SCRATCHES/LIGHT SCUFFS: Begin with 2400 or 3200
FINE SCRATCHES: Begin with either 1800 or 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper
DEEP SCRATCHES (can be felt with fingernail): Begin with 320 wet/dry sandpaper
GROOVES: Begin with120 or 220 grit wet/dry sandpaper
When changing abrasive grades be sure to change sanding directions 90º (North and South with one grade, switching to East and West with the next grade)
When damage is removed, your surface should have a uniform scratch pattern running in one direction. If you started with common wet/dry sandpaper, begin with the abrasives in your kit after the surface has been reduced to a 400 grit scratch pattern. If your damage was slight and you started the procedure with the kit abrasives, simply continue through all of the grades in the kit.
For larger areas, work 1-1 ½ sq. ft. at a time, overlapping each new area slightly until the entire work surface has been covered. Do not allow the ANTI-STATIC CREAM to dry on the surface. If it dries it will be very hard to remove. In hot areas, work in small areas.
Use clean fresh water with a drop of detergent and flannel for cleaning. Avoid paper towels, napkins, and tissue.
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