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Old 04-27-2005, 08:49 PM
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Can you get out DA scratches from glass?

Hey all its me again... The car I am currently working on I have let the boyfriend of the girl help me because he has always wanted to learn bodywork ( must be something wrong with him ) Anyways he has unfortunately put 36 grit DA scratches in several places on the glass of the car.

I blame myself since I did not tell him to make sure he did not hit the glass and even where it was taped up it has been ran over in places.

The real problem is I sanded one place down... went from #80 slowly working up to 1000. Ran the buffer over it with diamond compound and it is still rough and hazy. Is there anyway to fix this? Do I need to continue on the path I am going and work up to 2000 grit or did I really mess up sanding the glass down??

I have spent allot of time on the body of this car and it is going to be slick, I would hate to have her parents come get this thing with the windows looking ghetto.

Anyone ever run into this problem? It is the first time it has ever happened to me.

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No can do, don't even think about wasting the money on the Eastwood glass polishing kit either. It's junk.
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a glass repair shop might be able to melt it fixed like they would a stone chip?
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:35 PM
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So I guess i really screwed up sanding the glass then huh??? Man it looks like crap were I sanded. It actually looks worse than the DA scratches did. Im hoping someone has a in shop fix!!

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Old 04-28-2005, 04:49 AM
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we used to buff scratches out of glass where i used to work. 3m makes a system for glass using different grades of trizact paper and a white compound. it works very well but by the time you bought everything you could have just replaced the glass. if your scratches are fine enought yo might be able to just go in with white trizact which was the final step and get them out. water is the key, you need a constant flow of water over the area while you are sanding and you dont want to use an orbital. the paper should spin.
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Even if you could get the glass polished to perfection you have altered the optics and it would look strangely wavy. I'm afraid you are going to have to replace the glass. Chock it up to educational expenses!
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:26 AM
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Thanks willy, and mrclean. I guess it is time to remove some glass this morning and get on the horn to see how much I can get one for. Good lesson learned here for sure.

No more rookie's on the DA , and tape the crap out of the glass next time

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Old 04-28-2005, 09:41 AM
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Oh and a related tip; DO NOT grind steel around glass. The seemingly harmless grinding sparks will melt DEEP into the glass and ruin it. Don't ask me how I know this!
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Old 04-29-2005, 08:05 AM
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LOL Oh the hardest lessons learned are the ones remembered!!! Thanks Willy I will add that one to the no no list as well

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Here is something I have said for years, you can quote me. "Boyfriends ruin more cars than any single group, it is like they will be be called homosexual if they can't work on a car".

From my first experiance at 16 years old working on my brothers 69 GS that a "boyfriend" of the previous owner changed the clutch. He cross threaded and stripped EVERY SINGLE bolt connected with changing the clutch! The pressure plate, bell housing,transmission, U bolts!, every single one.

Since then working at my brothers mechanical shop, I have seen it over and over. I have preached to my daughter, PLEASE CALL ME before you let a boyfriend touch your car.

As for the glass, it is DONE, forget about it. I just hope you are ready for the cost. We replaced a front door glass in a Lincoln Navigator that the tech broke, $1500.00!

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I just haven't seen this boyfriend thing in the new teenage generation. My daughter is 19 and none of the guys she has brought around seems to have a clue about anything more mechanical than a corkscrew. My sons are 16 and they have exactly one friend that seems to know anything about a car......

With my limited skills I am considered the local automotive genius.....
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Maybe a geographical issue or something. My youngest daughter is 17 and some of the guy's she's brought over are really "up" on things.
I've honestly been impressed with their knowledge on P&B work and customizing ideas along with knowledge of how things work.
Her latest had a late model Chevy P/U which had been wrecked and an aftermarket front fender on it and I offered to help him work on it and he's like "Well, the frame's bent and a friend is going to put it on his dad's machine and get it right,then we'll do this & that and....

Honestly,Don't sell SOME of these kids short as some will AMAZE you.

I understand your point though, Some think a screwdriver is for,Uhh,"Opening stuff".
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Here is something I have said for years, you can quote me. "Boyfriends ruin more cars than any single group, it is like they will be be called homosexual if they can't work on a car".

Brian
Who you callin' gay, big boy?
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Here is a company that specializes in glass scratch removal.

http://www.gtglass.com/scratchremoval.htm
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Old 05-06-2005, 12:37 PM
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When I was a teenager, I made a telescope mirror. It involved grinding with corbundium (or something like that) grit and ended with polishing the glass with optical rouge - a red powder that mixes with distilled water into a fine paste. I suppose if you ground the glass down fine enough, you could polish out the haze, but it can take a long time. The main secret was to make sure you completed each step of grinding to the smaller grit or else you could literally spend eternity polishing out pits too big for the rouge to take out. A special blend of wax and pitch was heated together and grooved to make the polishing tool and while it is warm, it is molded to the curvature of the glass.

It would probably be easier to just get new glass!
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