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Discuss marble restoration & repair here - polishing machines, cooking, dipping, etc.

  1. Another couple great salvages

    This was my first shot at restoring a beat up marble! I was hooked afterwards

    Started by 1977logan, 04-06-2012 07:55 AM
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    10-31-2013 07:23 AM Go to last post
  2. Lightbulb broken

    A antique marble table top we have got broke sometime ago and was repaired. In lifting it one day the repair let go and it broken in half again. It's about 36" long by 18" wide. Is there any glue, cement, expoy on the market to hold this together? :-o>

    Started by Ray Blades, 10-11-2004 11:43 PM
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    09-25-2013 01:27 PM Go to last post
  3. Can it be repaired ?

    Marble is 1 1/2 inches. Bought this at an antique shop for $5.00. Was wondering if this could be repaired and the cost to repair. If you could do it for me PLMK your price and info in a PM. Thanks, James P.S. I'll post pictures in the next message.

    Started by JRAR78, 03-21-2010 07:02 PM
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    01-29-2013 03:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Question where to find motors

    I would like to build the tri-head polisher. the AC gear motor # 5-930 at Surplus Center is no longer available. Is there a better motor out there fan cooled maybe? any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Started by marble crazy, 11-04-2012 01:32 PM
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    11-05-2012 06:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Question luckie to have dumped a ton of work and learning in my lap I think????

    Hi all, Guess i'm new to the whole marble polishing game, years (20+) ago I collected antique beads and would get some german marble beads from time to time and fell in love with the colored gems, most were badly damaged being traded around africa for years. Then a few years ago I got a small Lot...

    Started by buckster, 06-15-2012 03:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-16-2012 05:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Marble polisher on this site.

    Does anyone have one? If so do you like it? Worth the money? Easy to use? Last and foremost...does it work good? Thank You!

    Started by shelby, 05-10-2012 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-28-2012 11:05 AM Go to last post
  7. Question Is this rust?

    Hi All, I have about 200 marbles in my life all of a sudden. I suspect some are collectible after a bit of research. I am befuddled by the orange rusty looking stuff on many of them. I don't know if steelies were stored with them or not. I don't think so...so I have no idea why they would rust....

    Started by Kelechim, 01-20-2012 10:46 AM
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    05-20-2012 07:19 PM Go to last post
  8. Question What are my options for badly damaged marbles?

    I have two marbles that are badly damaged. One is a large figural one with a rabbit that is so beat up I can barely see inside and it has a large piece missing ... If ground down and polished it could end up just large enough to encase the rabbit well enough. The other is a very large german marble...

    Started by Guitartists, 04-13-2012 10:58 PM
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    04-16-2012 09:33 PM Go to last post
  9. What to do with this??

    So what do you do with a poor busted up marble? This is a huge one someone gave me, and I don't know if it's worth restoring?

    Started by Pirate305, 04-08-2012 02:10 AM
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    04-11-2012 04:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Newbie

    Just wanted to say hello, im new to the forums and also the marble repairing world. Logan

    Started by 1977logan, 04-05-2012 10:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-05-2012 08:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Poly Bags

    Acquired on original bag of 1" Master marbles that are labeled as Cat's Eyes and these things are stunning. Problem is I can hardly see through the bag. Any way to clear up Ploy bags? I tried seeping a little distilled water in and massaged around but no luck. Any ideas appreciated.

    Started by 3oranges, 03-23-2012 09:50 PM
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    03-23-2012 09:50 PM Go to last post
  12. Possible Slag with much surface damage, but maybe not too deep?

    Okay I promise not to mention countertop repair...........although I did get a much needed laugh out of that last thread...... This is a brown what I would call a "slag", but has a lot of surface damage, I'd call hit marks, but no real chunks. Since it's 1.25" diameter, makes me wonder if it'd be...

    Started by jimp777, 01-19-2012 08:18 PM
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    01-19-2012 11:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Marble Repair

    How do you repair places that have worn through the gelcoat on cultured marble? The top edge of the basin no longer forms a clean 90 degree angle with the top surface in two places because the gelcoat wore through while we were trying to buff out scratches. What do you use to paint cultured...

    Started by robyn4561, 10-04-2010 07:52 AM
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    12-24-2011 06:48 AM Go to last post
  14. Question probably been asked before

    Im sure someone has probably asked this question before but does anyone know if rock polishing machines work on marbles and if so how good or bad?

    Started by thepenguinpitt, 05-09-2011 05:36 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-09-2011 09:14 AM Go to last post
  15. is it worth fixing

    not sure what it is, is it worth having repaired:102:

    Started by digger ray, 01-17-2011 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 6,070
    03-31-2011 12:40 AM Go to last post

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