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I am doing my first attempt at polishing travertine using the Vibe and Stone Flash 5 step system. I started by cleaning the grout with Groutmaster and then I did about 3 passes of each step from 1 through 5, cleaning in between and finishing with a neutral pH cleaner with a floor scrubber. I haven't achieved a high gloss/polished appearance. The stone does look good when wet but dulls when dry. Prior etching, roughness and any other irregularities all are gone. I don't have a gloss meter to show objective changes. The floor looks good but I would like it looking more polished. Is this just a matter of further passes with Step 5 or am I missing something? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Post a picture or two if you can.

Do you have access to a regular 175 scrubber? You might try a polishing powder for a final step which usually brings out the shine. I recommend MB-22 from easystonecare.com
 
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Here’s a link to MB-22

 

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Here is an after pic. I don’t have a before.

Thanks so much for advice and the link. I don’t have a 175, do you think I could use a 17” white pad, mb-22 and the vibe?

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Here is an after pic. I don’t have a before.

Thanks so much for advice and the link. I don’t have a 175, do you think I could use a 17” white pad, mb-22 and the vibe?

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I’ve never tried powder polishing with an orbital machine but I’ve heard guys say that it works. I’d try it. If you need help give me a call at 702-595-0488.
 

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