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How to remove stains and polish glass with Cerium Oxide

Glass Polishing & Stain Removal is a little easier to accomplish on the first time out. Most often, glass needs to be polished when there are hard water stains, runoff or other types of "surface" damage on the glass that stain removal chemicals won't remove. Most of the fine hairlines scratches you often see on glass can be easily removed by glass polishing. Supplies needed for glass polishing and stain removal are your own Power Drill, our 3 or 5-inch felt polishing pad, or 3 or 5-inch pad with velcro backing and some of our glass polishing compound, Cerium Oxide. Simple put the head into your drill, then mix some water with the powdered Cerium Oxide to make a paste and dip a polishing head into the paste and apply the compound to the stain or hairline scratches on the glass. This buffing action is what removes the stains and scratches. You'll want a spray bottle with plenty of water to keep spraying on the glass to keep it cool.


DIRECTIONS:

Machine Operated Use:

Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the glass to remove any dirt, debris, or contaminants from the surface of the glass. It is best to use ammonia-free glass cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, or distilled water to clean the glass. Start by masking off the work area to protect any surrounding surfaces from exposure to water and cerium powder. Next open the jar and pour 1 to 2 tablespoons into the lid of the jar. Using the spray bottle of water add water until the powder changes to a paste-like consistency. Next apply a thin layer of cerium paste to the pad. Hold the pad flat to the glass and turn the power tool on. Go over the damaged area for several minutes adding water as needed to maintain a wet surface. When polish appears heavily diluted by the addition of water, stop and apply another layer of cerium paste to the pad. Repeat the application of polish until the damaged area has been restored. Use water and/or glass cleaner to clean the glass and surrounding area immediately after you have finished restoring the glass.


Hand Use:

Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the glass to remove any dirt, debris, or contaminants from the surface of the glass. It is best to use ammonia-free glass cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, or distilled water to clean the glass. If Cerium Powder is being applied by hand make sure to use a cotton cloth. Next open the jar and pour 1 to 2 tablespoons into the lid of the jar. Using the spray bottle of water add water until the powder changes to a paste-like consistency. Next apply a layer of cerium to the cotton cloth. Spray the surface of the damaged glass with water and rub vigorously. Reapply compound as need, while applying water to keep the surface moist. Finish by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the glass to remove any remaining cerium paste. Again, it is best to use ammonia free glass cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, or distilled water to clean the glass.