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Aug 26th, 2008, 07:49 AM
Maybe this is a little off topic , but are any of the meg's products good for protecting ganite tile, for protection and removing minor surface blemishes. Thought I'd ask before trying any.

Aug 26th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Is it polished to a gloss, or rough?

Mike Phillips
Aug 26th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Is this for example a kitchen counter top?



Aug 26th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I have granite slab for kitchen counter tops. I have used NXT on them with no issues. They come out nice and shiny!

Aug 26th, 2008, 06:40 PM
yes it's a 12 inch by 12 inch tile on the counter top and it is high gloss. with a couple of rub spots in it. and some marks where a glass of "SOMETHING" sat. Oh! it is absolute black very dense material.,. I do have pieces left over that I can experiment on. Thanks for the reply. My camera is in the shop, 'the guy says I may have it on Monday - maybe..

Aug 26th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Well, you cant just take scratches/blemishes out of granite like you can paint, but you can certainly use some of the same products to protect it.

If you want to go nuts, you can certainly clay it, and a cleaner/wax might help with the glass marks. Or just wax it as mentioned above.

Mike Phillips
Aug 27th, 2008, 07:35 AM
yes it's a 12 inch by 12 inch tile on the counter top and it is high gloss. with a couple of rub spots in it. and some marks where a glass of "SOMETHING" sat.

"You don't know what you can do until you try"

Might give a simple cleaner/wax a try, like our A12 Meguiar's Cleaner/Wax which is available at just about any auto parts store.


Aug 27th, 2008, 08:22 AM
If it's a wet mark like the bottom of a glass. Then, the granite tile was never sealed and needs to be re-sealed.

You might try looking up a stone repair specialist with the tools and experience to repair the water ring or replace the tile and then seal everything with an appropriate sealant.

One thing most folks don't realize is these natural materials (granite, marble) if unsealed by the fabricator/installer come with annual maintenance. Which means using an appropriate stone sealant.

Don't even get me started on folks that have polished marble installed as a bathroom floor... talk about a slip hazard!

Aug 27th, 2008, 01:58 PM
I had a granite fountain put in this year. It sits in front of my entrance and runs 12 hours a day. Before it was installed I hit it with #83, #80, NXT2.0 (x2) and UQD. After 4 months it still seems to be shedding water well and has not developed any mineral deposits. I'll likely redo this procedure every spring since it worked so well.


May 7th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Interesting. Thanks.

Mar 23rd, 2013, 11:12 PM
Kitchen counters? Granite is easy to take care of all you have to use is wipe it clean with a stone cleaner and a piece of cloth. Once per year sealing which will bring back its original shinny look. That is all that is required to keep the granite countertop looking clean and shinning as new. You can try this products http://www.myinstalledcountertops.com/seal-your-granite.html