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Using an Oil to make a Cabachon Shine

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« on: April 03, 2016, 06:42:33 pm »

Hi all. I seem to be having trouble with some of the slabs I have.  They will not take a nice polish or shine. I do not have a leather polishing wheel yet but is there some kind of oil I can put on these cabs to make them shine? I heard about baby oil.  Is there anything else?

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 09:55:08 pm »

Oil won't help.  Post some photos so we can see the stone and texture.  It is tough to give advice without more information.....   walker
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 11:23:56 pm »

Try something called Opticon. http://www.ebay.com/itm/OPTICON-FRACTURE-SEALER-HARDENER-LAPIDARY-8-FL-OZ-RESIN-No-224-NEW-/130807766726

Or something cheaper like clear spray paint, or a clear varnish.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2016, 11:35:42 am »

Any tile distributor will have enhancer for stone. That would be a great place to start.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 06:44:23 pm »

Thank you very much for you help.  O will also add a picture soon. I will also go to a tile store.

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 07:29:48 pm »

The hardness of the stone will help. If you have a tumbler you can them in it and polish them. if they are hard enough.
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