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#1 of 7 Old 08-08-2006, 09:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Long story short, the vinegar ate the finish off my marble. How do I restore the finish, smoothness and shine? I'm not talking about a large area here, it's a small piece.
I looked for marble polish in the store, but didn't see any. If they sell such a thing where would I buy it?
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Contact a flooring place and ask about if there is anything special for marble. Butcher's or bowling alley wax might work.
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I think if it actually made its way through the finish the way to repair it is to have the area grinded/resurfaced.

We have terrazzo floors(which are made of marble) we recently had the entire floor diamond grinded. Before they did it there were many dull and acid pited spots.

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I second the regrinding - once marble is etched with an acid, it doesn't get any better unless you re-polish/grind it. Keep anything acidic off marble (I'm sorry you learned the hard way, lol)
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Thanks...
Some much for vinegar and water for that cleaning job...
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There are several sources on the web for proper care of standard surfaces (tile, marble, grout, wood, etc). Certain substances can be used on each of these.

I can probably find some sources later and post them.
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This site has info on polishing http://www.asmarble.com/Maintenance.html
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