Polishing scratches in glass

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Deogi2, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Deogi2

    Deogi2 Silver Level contributor

    Hello, Anyone have recommendations on the best approach to remove small scratches from windows. I have tried using Cerium Oxide which has cleaned and removed the finer scratches/scuffs but anything you can feel with your fingernail it been almost impossible to remove with just CO. Thanks
  2. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    You can't remove scratches from glass. I've tried everything, spent a small fortune and every new compound and wasted countless hours and all I could ever accomplish it to polish the scratches themselves so they're not as visible.
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  3. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Buffer fine pads. mix of any rubbing compound 25% and that orange hand cleaner with pumice 75 %

    it takes 4 ever....... IT will not take out deep stuff like what the wiper damage did that was what I was going for...

    Huge noticeable difference on the smaller stuff....
  4. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

    Metaglass polish
  5. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    super fine scratches buffing with cerium stuff works ok ....
    fingernail scratch ? ...only new or replacement with good used one
  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    If you can feel it you're not going to be able to polish it out. You can make it better, but glass is made of layers/laminates. Once you're deep enough and can feel the scratch, it's there forever. Like if you scratched your paint down to the primer, you can buff all you want but it's still there. When I was a fireman, we used to cut the roofs off of cars with the "jaws of life". The way you got through a windshield was you'd hammer a hole in it, then take a common sawzall and cut the windshield. It wouldn't shatter or come apart, you'd just cut it in half like a piece of wood.

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