Any advice on polishing old marble?
I acquired a piece of old marble that has been sorely neglected. I've done some online research and found out that it is POSSIBLE (though not recommended) to restore myself. I have ordered diamond hand polishing pads and am wondering if anyone has had any experience with this and can offer any advice/tips.
I have a full set of wet only and wet or dry diamond polishing pads. These are about 4" in dia and have a velcro back they attach to a "driver" that screws onto my right angle grinder. The grinder is a bosch variable speed. These must be used with a variable speed tool. Many commercial polishing folk will use the wet pads with a pneumatic die grinder type rig...these run cool and can tolerate wet work. I use mine mostly for edge polishing granite and marble tile and have done a bit of "flat" work with them. The grit start around 50 and go to 3000 using 8 to 12 pads. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Diamond-Polishing-Pads-4-inch-Wet-Dry-11-Pce-Set-Granite-Marble-Concrete-Stone-/300702227609?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D270642165535%26ps%3D54 It is a bit time consuming but works great.