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Removing scratches in car glass?

Just got a 156 this week and, to borrow a certain fast food emporium's slogan for a second, "I'm Lovin it"

I noticed a scratch I missed in the test drive though. It's central in the drivers view but thankfully about 2.5 inches higher than would be annoying. I might make an insurance claim on it but wondered if anyone knows a way to remove scratches in car glass before I did?
I heard window cleaners remove minor scratches by using toothpaste squeezed into the scrath and then gently polished out but am wondering whether windscreen glass will be too tough for that. Any companies in the mould of dent removers offer that kind of service?

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Re: Removing scratches in car glass?

Wont work, unless it a veryyyy minor scratch. Otherwise you'd get some sort of "lens effect" in your windscreen. Have a chat with the seller. Say you'd pay for the screen and glue kit, and make him pay for the labor. Pilkington sell these for a net price of less than 100.

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Re: Removing scratches in car glass?

I once removed a fine scratch with jewellers rouge.Its what the windscreen guys use to polish out scratches.Frosts who do a lot of bits for classic cars and restoration sell it as part of a kit.Otherwise try a windscreen specialist.
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I believe some scratches can be repaired.

Have a look at this website might be of some use.
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Re: Removing scratches in car glass?

My mothers husband is a window installer and they have products for repairing scratches, one off these days I'm going to use it as I have some scratches too. Will keep you posted. Only downside, takes a lot off time to repair.
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Re: Removing scratches in car glass?

Small cracks can be repaired, some sort of catalitic heat process, so I would have thought a scratch would be repairable.
My 1750 has an area about an inch square, which is badly scratched, like a graze. It is a bit anoying especially at night I was wondering if that could be polished out, but haven't tried yet.
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Re: Removing scratches in car glass?

I've got loads of scratches too Mitch. I suppose over time the glass gets some hammer. Most annoying is on the drivers side window. At some point it must have been catching somewhere when it was wound up and down and has a series of vertical scratches in it which fill with glass polish when I clean it.
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Re: Removing scratches in car glass?

Thanks all, I've had a good punt around with google and it seems that more traditional abrasive remedies can definitely work for fine scratches but may leave you with some distortion as you say Hoygaard.
That glasweld site is interesting. They claim to have a non-abrasive solution based around heating the glass and exciting the molecules within! Jigging them about to fill in the scratch, pretty clever.

I'm on hol for a week but will give 'em a call when I get back and update this thread if they're any good.
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