Get rid of scratches in the windshield

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Scratches in the windshield can be very annoying. (Photo Credits)

Windshield and car window scratches can be unsightly. It can also block vision sometimes and so it has to be dealt with for both safety and aesthetic reasons. Windshield Wiki

Popular Mechanics came up with an article on how to address such an issue. According to their article there are two ways to deal with this.

“The easiest is to fill the scratches with an acrylic scratch remover, which is applied as a liquid and dries hard and transparent, hiding the damage by filling the scratches chemically. For deeper scratches, the most popular fix is buffing the glass with cerium oxide, a popular glass, ceramic and metal polish with very low abrasiveness. It’s widely used in jewelry and ceramics. Add water to the fine powder and make a slurry the consistency of Elmer’s Glue, then cover the damaged areas with the paste.”

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Scratch removal hacks

Service Ratings website Angie’s list also shared some hacks or easy to do tips in dealing with window and windshield scratches. AutoGlass Safety Council

“After the area is thoroughly cleaned, dab a bit of metal polish onto another soft and dry cloth, then gently rub it into the scratch. Be sure to avoid excessive application of the polish, as this may add more scratches to the glass. If the metal polish is applied correctly, and the scratch isn’t too deep, the scratch should disappear or become significantly less visible.”

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Top Gear meanwhile enumerated the ways to deal with unsightly scratches in the windshield. The DIY technique is part of the ways they have enumerated in their article.

“Working a small section at a time with my index and middle finger wrapped with a damp microfiber cloth, I made my forearm and hand mimic the rotational motion of a polisher, maintaining even pressure throughout as I applied minute amounts of the product at a time while occasionally misting the windshield with distilled water using a spray bottle. You must not allow product or treated surface to dry while doing so as this may result in very fine scratches visible under bright light.”

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If the scratches are too unsightly, seek the services of mobile windshield repair services who can efficiently deal with the issue.

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