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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 06, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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How to remove scratches in windshield?

I was driving to Tahoe yesterday after if had just snowed so there was alot of muddy melting snow on the road. I had to clean my windows so often that I ran out of windshield washer fluid. Well, the traffic came to a complete stop and I could not see out of the front windshield due to all of the muddy snow so I decided to wipe of the window with some snow from the side of the road. Now I have scratches all over my window. Never thought this would happen. Is there any way to get rid of the scatches or do I need to replace the windshield. Funny thing is I was talking to this guy on the slopes who did the same exact thing so I'm not the old bonehead out there!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 06, 12:06 PM
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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

Weird.

Anyway, first try chrome polish and extra fine steel wool, and keep it wet.

If that doesn't work, Eastwood Co. sells glass polishing kits. Kinda messy, but works real well. Other places sell it too.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 06, 03:29 PM
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try toothpaste. there is a specific kind you need to use though. it does work guys i've seen it done at a body shop once!

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 06, 03:39 PM
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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

i've heard that coca cola removes scratches, but it prob only cleans out the dirt in the scratches to make the glass look cleaner

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 06, 02:13 PM
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i've heard something about coke also. something like you pure it onto aluminum foil and rub it onto a piece of chromed metal that is a little rusty. somehow the foil bonds to the metal and is a temporary fix as chrome????

i've only heard this. never seen it or tried it.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 06, 02:22 PM
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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

There are scratch kits in the Eastwood catalog, don't know how well they work.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 06, 11:00 PM
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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

I used to own a windshield business, and I can tell you that it's a pita to remove scratches. Light scratches come out with a fair amount of time polishing the windshield with a scratch removal tool. By hand, it's very slow and tedious. I don't know of any products available to consumers for scratch removal. The stuff in the commercial kits have diamond pastes that mix with water and get buffed out with a drill motor type tool. To avoid snow,mud scratches, I use a product called aquapel on my windshields. It works much better than other products and lasts about 6 months! Good luck!

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 06, 12:19 AM
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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

Sorry but I think replacing it is the easy thing to do. I had an experiance similar to yours a long time ago. Replacment is what I did in the long run you will spend more time and money messing with it than replacing it. Dang it's to bad you got a rock chip in it that cracked with all that mud on the highway, insurance if you have the right coverage picks up the tab to replace em when that happens. I have glass replacement on my policy.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 11, 08:44 AM
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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

Can you feel the scratches with your figernail? If so forget about polishing it, it's toast. If they are very fine scratches that you can't feel with your fingernail, it may be worth a shot. Just know it is going to take a lot of work and time, not to mention messy.

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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

5 year old thread Royce.... how in the world did you come across that one?

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Re: How to remove scratches in windshield?

I had the same experience with my Tahoe also the snow had a little sand in it and I scratched it up. I took it to a friend of mine owns a body shop we polished on it for a while with no good results. I replaced it for less that 200.00 so not a big deal. Good Luck
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5 year old thread Royce.... how in the world did you come across that one?
A spammer actually brought this back to the top before Royce posted...

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 11, 05:34 PM
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Ok I was wondering what happened. I didn't check the date it was showing as a new thread.

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Ok I was wondering what happened. I didn't check the date it was showing as a new thread.
But hey, the rules you stated Royce still apply...

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