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Old 09-16-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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Slate Scratches


Hi guys. I have a sofa table exactly like the one in this link, and a few of the slate tiles have some surface scratches on them (they are white in color). Are there any methods to removing scratches from slate -(other than to get rid of the children) like a way to buff them out? Thanks in advance for the help!



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Old 09-16-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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A black/brown crayon?

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A couple of drops of mineral oil or lemon oil on a cotten rag will make them vanish. You'll need to do the entire surface so that it will all blend in. NOT oily... just a couple of drops on the rag... well, maybe 1/2 a teaspoon, but the rag should be virtually dry.
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A black/brown crayon?
Is that your professional opinion?? Besides, it won't match
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I'd try the mineral oil also. Or use a color enhanser type sealer. Tom's suggestion is not too far off base--a lot of countertop fabricators use majic markers to hide scratches on dark colored stone.

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If you can get, and keep, slate wet, then scratches vanish... so, use the oil, or perhaps a sealer if the surface is already sealed. Rich.
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I tried the lemon oil. Thanks - it did "erase" some of the minor scratches, and I am pretty positive there is a sealant on the slate already. What kind of sealant do they use?
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Oh, you didn't say it already had a sealant. Just reseal it and the scratches will disappear. I use crayons and Sharpies to fix scratches and dings in all kinds of stuff.

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