Removing scratches from a windscreen.

Removing scratches from a windscreen.

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catman

Original Poster:

2,408 posts

148 months

Tuesday 2nd November 2021
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Hi,
I know that in the past, many people said not to try removing scratches due to distortion, but I was wondering whether things have moved on since then.

My Son has only owned his car for a week, but managed to get a small area of scratches when removing bird poo with his washers and wipers.

I came across a company called GlasWeld, who claim to offer distortion-free scratch removal and I was wondering whether anyone had used them, or someone else that they would recommend.

Thanks,

Tim

Glassman

21,539 posts

188 months

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
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No personal experience with Glasweld, but the guy I use for polish-able scratches and scuffs on windscreens and glass is Darran - Surface HQ. Will PM you his number.

catman

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2,408 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
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Hi Glassman,

That's great, thanks for your help!

Tim

Dogwatch

5,823 posts

195 months

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
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catman said:
Hi,
I know that in the past, many people said not to try removing scratches due to distortion, but I was wondering whether things have moved on since then..

Thanks,

Tim
I don’t think it was just possible distortion. Rubbing out the scratch means the glass in the area of the scratch will be thinner than the surrounding area. Wouldn’t perhaps matter for a light scratch but trying to remove something deeper could cause problems.

catman

Original Poster:

2,408 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
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Hi, yes I Understand. If the lighter scratches were removed and the deeper one reduced, I think that he would be ok with that.

Thanks,

Tim

Chris32345

1,777 posts

35 months

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
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If you can get your finger nail on the scratch's then they are very likely too deep
Light scratch like swirls marks on paint type can be

catman

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2,408 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
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I think that most of them are shallow, with one slightly deeper.

Alfa Pete

261 posts

199 months

Friday 5th November 2021
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If you want to try a DIY solution , buy some “Jewwellers rouge”. It’s a very fine abrasive powder which you can polish fine scratches out.
As suggested above you do need to be careful that you don’t end up with a flat area causing distortion.

catman

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2,408 posts

148 months

Friday 5th November 2021
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Hi, thanks but he won't DIY it, he prefers to leave it to the professionals.