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Been on a marble job all week. Home has 11 bathrooms. In total there is 18 vanitys, 210 sqft marble in shower, 210 sqft marble in kitchen, 1 travertine laundry room, 2 small bathrooms with T&G floor. All of this was clean & seal, which I did majority of Monday.

Yesterday was the dreaded etch repair on the 6'x10' island. Only place I could find a good variable speed grinder was a marble dealer. But its a 4.5". I quickly found out that's no fun. Got 100-200-400-800-1500 diamond resin pads and an 8000 spinergy pad. Going today to finish. 800 is my last grit I used but getting worried I won't be able to make it pop or shine with such a tiny tool (insert joke here).

Mainly started thread to post pics as I've been getting help thru PM from a lot of great members. But now I'm at the point where experience pays off & its hard to learn thru text.

Thank you guys @john gerding
@Todd the Cleaner @Pinosan
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This job will lead to 3000-4000sqft of travertine around the pool if I get it right. Clean & seal.
 

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Jimmy Hitt

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Also, I can't find anywhere with stone refinishing supplies in Nashville. So if anybody knows somewhere that'd be great. The 4.5" grinder & diamonds are the only ones I've been able to find. Jeff mentioned getting a 7" disc but have no clue where to find one. Will this work on a 4.5" makita variable speed?
 

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Wow .... That's an impressive amount of stone work. Would love to learn how to clean and polish natural stone. We have alot of granite countertops up here in our new homes.
Looks like alot of work , and a nice chunk of change there Jimmy!
Again WOW!
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That's what I said grant, wow. When she said 11 bathrooms I bout died. I'd also like to learn stone work;)
 
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Wow .... That's an impressive amount of stone work. Would love to learn how to clean and polish natural stone. We have alot of granite countertops up here in our new homes.
Looks like alot of work , and a nice chunk of change there Jimmy!
Again WOW!
Grant
Granite counters are not very hard to do and a GREAT/EASY upsell and great way to up that ticket.. If you have a lot in your area I would start looking for some training ASAP... Lots of cash to be had.


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You should be able to get a Makita (I know you already have a variable speed) and get interchangeable heads for 4 and 7 inch pads. With a 7 Inch pad you will make that marble pop like crazy.

Is that Travertine between brick? If so, watch out for grains getting under your pads while working and making that stone look like a lake with 1000 stones tossed into it.
 

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You should be able to get a Makita (I know you already have a variable speed) and get interchangeable heads for 4 and 7 inch pads. With a 7 Inch pad you will make that marble pop like crazy.

Is that Travertine between brick? If so, watch out for grains getting under your pads while working and making that stone look like a lake with 1000 stones tossed into it.
Problem is this town has no suppliers geared towards refinishers. Everything has to be ordered. I just got a 5" backer but only 5" diamond they had was 400 grit. My 8000 spinergy will fit it. But I gotta get to 8000 first.

Also I was using flex backer yesterday. Now I have two stiff backers to use.
 

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Ya mean if....
What about sandpaper? It was just suggested to me locally
No, no , no..... Don't mess with it. Keep doing what your doing.. Natural stone has different levels of hardness and could "sand" unevenly.. You do not want to by one of those marble slabs jimmy..


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No, no , no..... Don't mess with it. Keep doing what your doing.. Natural stone has different levels of hardness and could "sand" unevenly.. You do not want to by one of those marble slabs jimmy..


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No worries. Gerdy advised against it as well so I didn't. Apparently my market is wide open for this. Need to get a$$ to boot camp!
 
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No worries. Gerdy advised against it as well so I didn't. Apparently my market is wide open for this. Need to get a$$ to boot camp!
Agreed.. Tons of stone work here as well.. I need to attend a good class as well


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Been on a marble job all week. Home has 11 bathrooms. In total there is 18 vanitys, 210 sqft marble in shower, 210 sqft marble in kitchen, 1 travertine laundry room, 2 small bathrooms with T&G floor. All of this was clean & seal, which I did majority of Monday.

Yesterday was the dreaded etch repair on the 6'x10' island. Only place I could find a good variable speed grinder was a marble dealer. But its a 4.5". I quickly found out that's no fun. Got 100-200-400-800-1500 diamond resin pads and an 8000 spinergy pad. Going today to finish. 800 is my last grit I used but getting worried I won't be able to make it pop or shine with such a tiny tool (insert joke here).

Mainly started thread to post pics as I've been getting help thru PM from a lot of great members. But now I'm at the point where experience pays off & its hard to learn thru text.

Thank you guys @john gerding
@Todd the Cleaner @Pinosan
@Blacktiedetailing @sun carpet
@Presidential Cleaning

This job will lead to 3000-4000sqft of travertine around the pool if I get it right. Clean & seal.

Thats awesome jimmy !

Great service to learn if you have the customer base to support it.
Some day i really have to spend time and learn that trade.
 
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Thats awesome jimmy !

Great service to learn if you have the customer base to support it.
Some day i really have to spend time and learn that trade.
There's a great market for it. And hardly anyone does it around here. Every stone dealer I spoke to said there's only 1-2 guys in town doing it. If I wasn't racing against time I wouldn't be scrambling for supplies, I could've just ordered. Or maybe I should open a supplier for refinishers. Might make Scott mad. Lol
 

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Can anyone tell me if this product will act as a decent polishing compound. It says its a polishing compound fr water ring & etch remover. Its all I got to work with. Real stone guys probably thinking this is like trying to repair a car with duct tape. But I'm just trying to use what's available to me.
Made by miracle sealants.

@Stone Pro what do you think? Next time ill be ordering from you guys but until then....
 

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Agreed.. Tons of stone work here as well.. I need to attend a good class as well


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Have you looked into attending the 3 day boot camp Stone Pro puts on? That is the class I am attending in November, we should try to get a good TMF turnout.
 
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I wish I could afford the trip! Is it only in California or do they do it throughout the country?
They had a class in Dallas not long ago, I think it was a little different then the boot camp but I'm sure it was a great class and taught a lot.