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

  1. Wink What does repair or polishing do to Value?

    I am a long time coin collector and have just started collecting mables. I know with coins cleaning or polishing a coin is a huge no no. From what I am gathering here is that it is ok. Any comments on what repairing or polishing does to the value of a highly collectable marble. New to the forum...

    Started by Doublereno, 01-22-2011 01:29 AM
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    01-22-2011 09:55 PM Go to last post
  2. "fixed" swirl marble done by me and my torch

    Here are before pictures: http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy217/SantaRich/_MG_1043.jpg http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy217/SantaRich/_MG_1042.jpg

    Started by richsantaclaus, 03-29-2010 12:51 AM
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    07-03-2010 11:08 AM Go to last post
  3. Thanks Douglas!!

    Thanks for reviewing the marble polishing machine: http://www.landofmarbles.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=lom&Screen=SRCH&Search=mibmach The field for the name would not also hold "OutOfRound" so I shortened it to "Douglas" only, hope that is OK. I hadn't received feedback on it, so I...

    Started by Pete, 06-08-2010 07:45 AM
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    06-08-2010 07:45 AM Go to last post
  4. How long does polishing take?

    A prospective customer asked (re: the marble polishing machine we sell): "How long does this take? Depends on how bad the mib is to start?" I'm answering here for the benefit of all reading...please jump in if you have polishing experience. My answer: When you polish a marble, you are...

    Started by Pete, 03-04-2010 03:27 PM
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    03-04-2010 03:27 PM Go to last post
  5. Turned out ok

    But, I'm on the fence about who made it? Champ? Before and after pics... S~

    Started by Splattman, 02-12-2010 07:54 AM
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    03-04-2010 01:49 PM Go to last post
  6. Help with polish pad type to use

    Hi, I am using a powder polish called Gialotex for a marble surface and am having a lot of trouble bringing up a shine. The manufacturer says to use a white pad without much more detail. Would anyone recommend using a white felt pad as I am not getting the finish I need. Thanks for your...

    Started by webbster, 02-15-2010 03:24 AM
    gialotex, polish pads, shine
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    03-04-2010 01:44 PM Go to last post
  7. for and aft pics

    Just promoting the passion...... B4 & After pics.. S~

    Started by Splattman, 02-06-2009 09:59 PM
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    02-07-2010 08:53 AM Go to last post
  8. Can I handpolish a mib?

    I have a lutz onionskin that seems to have just a light haze. I imagine this would come right out with the final buff of a marble polishing machine, but I don't feel like firing it up. Can't I saturate a washcloth with the final buff slurry and "massage" the marble in the cloth for a half hour or...

    Started by Pete, 08-15-2007 09:06 PM
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    01-28-2010 07:50 PM Go to last post
  9. New machines are up and running!

    Hey Leroy! Had some time last week and got the new machines up and running. :clap: Be careful!! Don't get your tie caught in the new large one. The power is awsome and can NOT be stopped with the pressure on the marble no matter how many rubber bands or bungees are on it. These large motore...

    Started by Polisher Paul, 01-05-2010 11:42 AM
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    01-05-2010 05:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Docs added to Mib Machine SKU

    I took longer than I meant to to get this ball rolling, but the holidays hit... I have just recently added documentation to the marble polishing machine product page: http://www.landofmarbles.com/pc/mibmach/marble-related-items.html Anyone can view/save this file, so if you are thinking...

    Started by Pete, 12-27-2009 09:26 AM
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    12-27-2009 09:26 AM Go to last post
  11. Have a few that need help?

    I pm'd Leroy about polishing. Haven't heard a thing. Anyone know a reconditioner? They'er 16 slag shooters & 2 sulphides> Thanks marblemsier

    Started by marblemiser, 11-16-2009 10:09 PM
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    12-27-2009 09:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Need info about a sphere machine

    Hello all, i have a chance to buy what is said to be a marble making machine from an antique dealer .the machine is new , never used and asking $300.00.it has 2 motors and is a factory made machine made by the beacon company.the dealer says it is called the star sphere machine.does any one out...

    Started by OUTOFROUND, 07-28-2009 02:03 PM
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    11-17-2009 02:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Buy a Polishing Machine here!

    http://www.landofmarbles.com/pc/mibmach/marble-collecting-supplies.html Please see the above link. Very soon we will be offering marble polishing machines for sale. This is a "bare-bones" 3-head model that uses a slurry of polishing grit and water to grind away damage. We will also be...

    Started by Pete, 09-13-2009 09:44 PM
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    11-04-2009 12:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Question motor help

    Hello I am new to this site which so far this is a great site. My problem is I read the post about the polishing machine that the man at www.theglassmarble.com made with three motors. my problem is trying to find 3 motors no faster than 105rpm and have 1/4" shafts. also under 50.00 each. Any help...

    Started by sinfulsaint, 02-12-2009 12:55 AM
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    11-04-2009 12:20 PM Go to last post
  15. Can you or Should you?

    Is there anything you can put on a dull marble to bring the shine out without polishing, such as mineral oil. Thanks,

    Started by robear, 06-24-2009 02:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-29-2009 05:41 PM Go to last post

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