Marble tiles with 3/8 grout

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PistolPete

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I'm going to DIP polish some marble tiles with wide grout lines.
Any suggestions or input?
Starting at 800 then 1500 and 3000.
I'm concerned that the water will run off into grout lines.
 

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I'm going to DIP polish some marble tiles with wide grout lines.
Any suggestions or input?
Starting at 800 then 1500 and 3000.
I'm concerned that the water will run off into grout lines.
I’ve done a couple like that. Just rinse well between each step. I use either my 4 jet squeegee wand or the spinner with a brush ring.
 

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I’ve done a couple like that. Just rinse well between each step. I use either my 4 jet squeegee wand or the spinner with a brush ring.
I was going to shop vac and mop bucket rinse it. It's only 180 sq ft
 

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Check on the type of grout used. Wide grout lines is a red flag that the grout may be sanded grout. Try to polish and even a small bit of sand gets under your machine and that marble will be scratched.
 

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Check on the type of grout used. Wide grout lines is a red flag that the grout may be sanded grout. Try to polish and even a small bit of sand gets under your machine and that marble will be scratched.
Good point Scott. Pretty sure it's sanded grout. Fortunately the customer isn't concerned with the grout so I will be leaving it alone.
I will dust mop and damp mop the area before polishing.
 

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Came out great!
Used 800, 1500 & 3000 DIP then white pad buff and penetrating solvent sealer

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