The rubbing compound was to fine to remove the scratch.
1. Remove scratch with fine sand paper (black silicon carbide "wet or dry"
works well). How fine? As fine as possible but coarse enough to remove the
scratch without sanding forever.
2. Sand area with finer papers, working to #1000 or so as the final.
3. *Polish* with the rubbing compound (or other) to restore the sheen you
However..... Keep in mind that cultured marble is a manmade product that cosists
of a powered marble color base that is covered with a thin gelcoat. If you sand
or otherwise bring the gelcoat down to the color, you will not be able to
restore the gloss finish.
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On May 1, 8:57 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Any polishing will leave a dip in the surface which may or may not be
acceptable if viewed in certain lights. One other option is to modify
DadiOH's technique and do the entire surface to a matte finish to mask
blemishes. Or, replace the slab with a new one. Your call.
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