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

  1. 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
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    03-31-2011 12:40 AM Go to last post
  2. Re-annealed Marbles

    How is a marble Re-annealed (melts damage back into the glass) (saw this in an ebay listing) ... Is this a cost effective possiblility.... for instance I have a 2 3/8th inch EOD cloud with damage (darn it) mostly moons with one shallow chip... $40 or so to Re-anneal it seems a better solution to...

    Started by ronbrown, 02-03-2010 02:48 PM
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    01-24-2011 07:38 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 12:29 AM
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    01-22-2011 08:55 PM Go to last post
  4. "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, 03-28-2010 11:51 PM
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    07-03-2010 10:08 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 06:45 AM
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    06-08-2010 06:45 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 02:27 PM
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    03-04-2010 02:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 06:54 AM
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    03-04-2010 12:49 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 02:24 AM
    gialotex, polish pads, shine
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    03-04-2010 12:44 PM Go to last post
  9. for and aft pics

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

    Started by Splattman, 02-06-2009 08:59 PM
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    02-07-2010 07:53 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 08:06 PM
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    01-28-2010 06:50 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 10:42 AM
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    01-05-2010 04:54 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:26 AM
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    12-27-2009 08:26 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 09:09 PM
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    12-27-2009 08:12 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 01:03 PM
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    11-17-2009 01:41 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 4,585
    11-04-2009 11:37 AM Go to last post

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