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Old 05-26-2006, 10:05 AM
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Scratches in glass?

What is the best way (if any) to remove scratches in glass. The windshield wiper came apart and scratched the windshield.

Is there any product that will remove these scratches?

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Slight scratches can be polished out, but if you can feel it by running your fingernail across it, you're out of luck. Eastwood, for one, makes a glass polishing kit.

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I have a friend of mine that owns an auto glass company and he says the same as Mauss. Light scratches can be polished out by a pro but there is a line you don't want to cross. To much polishing not by hand but by a machine will distort the glass. In other words it won't be very pleasant to look through.
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The replys are right on.

Do you have comprehensive insurance coverage on it?
Most insurance companies have deals with the glass installers and the installer will pay the deductible for you just to get the business. I had one done and it cost me nothing. I didn't even have to call the insurance company. The installer handled everything.
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No these are self induced scratches by letting the wiper blades go too long scratching the glass.
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I don't think the reason for how it happened would matter. If you've got collision/comp coverage, they will pay. Call a glass shop and ask.
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Like the guys said, getting new glass would be the best.

That being said, you can use a dremel tool with a polishing wheel and some compound to smooth the roughness out of the scratch. The valley of the scratch will still be there, but not as obvious. I did this on a 90-gallon aquarium using toothpaste on a 4" scratch and after I was done, you had to look real close to find the scrach.
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