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    Help scratch in windshield!

    Hey guys I was going to my downtown yeasterday Wensday and my grandfather and I heard a loud crack obviously a rock had hit the windshield real hard. I didnt notice anything yeasterday, but today Thursday I noticed a small scartch on the windshield possilby due to the rock.
    I was wondering if I could use some clay, autoglym glass polish, and glass cleaner to remove that scratch or will it remove that deep scratch it is a very deep scratch.

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    Nope. Wont work.

    For one, clay does not remove scratches. I don't know that much about glass polishes, but I'm betting it wont do much for you either. Same for the glass cleaner.

    Removing chips from windshields is harder than removing defects from paint, since glass is much harder.

    Yet there are kits that you can use to remove these windshield chips. Unfortunately, I hear it makes the affected area look like the underside of a glass coke bottle.
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    I'd say you'd need a windshield replacement, if it's cracked, that crack will spread across the windshield with the dramatic change of temperatures

    If it's just a scratch, I don't have much experience with this, but I know there are repair kits, or a professional can deal with this
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    Do not replace...

    If you have a scratch in your windshield and you can barely or not feel it with your fingernail, then you may be able to fix it. Well, not you, but a qualified person. Do a search for "glass weld." I have used a tech trained by this company to remove scratches in both my front and back glass. The cost was $65 and the scratches were completely removed with no distortion whatsoever.

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    Re: Help scratch in windshield!

    Originally posted by demonicus666

    I was wondering if I could use some clay, Autoglym glass polish, and glass cleaner to remove that scratch or will it remove that deep scratch it is a very deep scratch.
    Historically, deep scratches cannot be removed, light scuffs can be polished our of the glass using a glass polishing kit sold by the Eastwood company, but not actual scratches with a depth to them.

    Here's a related article,

    What it means to remove a scratch out of anything...


    In order to remove a scratch out of anything, metal, plastic glass, paint, etc. You must remove material around the scratch until the surface is level or equal to the lowest depths of the scratch or scratches.

    The below diagram if for paint, the the same thing applies to just about an surface material or coating.



    In essences, you don't really remove a scratch, you remove material around a scratch.

    Then the big question is, is the material or coating workable, as in can you abrade small particles of it and leave behind an original looking surface. For example, some things you can abrade, (remove the scratch), but you can never completely remove all of your abrading marks, thus you can't really fix the problem, all you can do is exchange one set of scratches of a different set of scratches.

    The next questions is, how thick is the surface material you're working on or the coating. You are limited to what you can do by the thickness of these to things, (surface coating or surface material), and whether or not this surface is workable.

    Sometimes you don't know what you can so until you try. It's always a good idea to test your choice of products, applicator materials and application process, (By hand or by machine), to an inconspicuous area. If you cannot make a small area look good with your product, applicator and process, you will not be able to make the entire surface look good. It's always a good idea to test first and error on the side of caution, versus make a mistake you cannot undo.
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    Re: Help scratch in windshield!

    The only product out on the market that we know for removing light scratches in glass is made by the Eastwood company.



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