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HELP! Scratches in the glass ??

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by CivOnDubs, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. CivOnDubs

    CivOnDubs Senior Member

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    I just got my teal hatch this past weekend, but one problem remains is the glass.
    All windows have scratches in them, they are small surface scratches, but it seems they have been there for a while. Lots of swirls on the rear hatch glass and the windshield has marks from the wipers.

    How can I get these out, I am NOT replacing the glass. I need to know if body shop or glass specialist can take out these scratches, I tried a glass polishing kit from eastwoodco.com and it worked for shit. Can I have someone wetsand, or buff the windshield and rear glass ? I am in desperate need of help!
     
  2. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

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    try pep boys or autozone. they have some kind of windshield repair kits their.
     
  3. zueke

    zueke Senior Member

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    I looked into this last year after a failed attempt to remove tint from one window. This is what I found out:

    If you can feel the scratch with your fingernail, you can't remove it. Plain and simple, just live with it or replace it.

    So called glass repairs will not work on something like this: they are made for breakage, not scratches.

    Second, all your shops either use a thing called Jewlers Rouge or something very similar to it. Think of it as a 3000 grit block of pink stuff. The shops mix it with water and apply to the window as a paste. Then using a really high speed buffer and buff it for hours on end to get a scratch out.

    Jewlers Rouge is really cheap, something like $10 online for a 1kg bar is what I got. I never used more than a small corner of it, but later got rid of the block. I never got my scratches out since they were able to be felt with the fingernail.

    The process of buffing it is REALLY REALLY REALLY long. I spent easily 30 hours buffing straight with no results. On a side note, the rouge really makes your windows shine, and easily gets into cracks in the apholstry where you will never be able to clean it.


    Cliffs: It's easy to fix and cheap, but REALLY time consuming. If you can't feel the scratches, it might work. This is the only way to fix glass.
     
  4. SolStopper

    SolStopper Junior Member

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    heres the thing... i do body work and paint.. and if you go into a shop and ask them to buff your glass they are going to laugh.. spend $300 and replace the glass or go to a glass shop and get them to remove the scratches... DO NOT GO TO A SHOP AND ASK THEM TO BUFF YOUR GLASS.. good luck
     
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