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Old 04-30-2012, 11:42 AM
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Default How to Remove Scratches from Glass?

I would like to remove the wear marks from the wiper blades on my windshield. I haven't found anything locally (Beaverton, OR) yet that will work. I have polished up my headlight lens covers and they look great. Now I want to see where I'm going

Are there products I can buy that will work?

I have a buffing bit for my drill that I've used for the lens covers. Will that be enough for the windshield or is a specialty device needed?

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:28 PM
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You may not be able to "polish out" those wear marks from the wipers.

I would consult with a glass shop and see if they could improve the condition.

Do you have $0 deductible on windshields in OR?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:59 AM
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Zaino glass polish may work if they are not too deep
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:31 AM
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I would like to remove the wear marks from the wiper blades on my windshield. I haven't found anything locally (Beaverton, OR) yet that will work. I have polished up my headlight lens covers and they look great. Now I want to see where I'm going

Are there products I can buy that will work?

I have a buffing bit for my drill that I've used for the lens covers. Will that be enough for the windshield or is a specialty device needed?

Thanks in Advance!

Kurt

2007 Acura TL Type-S
formerly 2005 Audi Allroad 4.2
Griot's makes clay specifically for glass, which would be the least aggressive approach, but would only work if the streaks are residue and not scratches.

There are polishing pads made for windshields that might be worth a shot.

Check out the info in this link:
http://http://www.autogeekonline.net...-question.html

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Thanks for the information. I'll see where I can find the proper glass polish. What I've used so far just doesn't cut it.
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Your best bet is to probably check with a reputable glass shop in the area. Your insurance agent should be able to give a list of who participates in their programs.


Anytime I've had minor scratches I've carefully polished the glass with Bon Ami Cleanser with very good results. I painter's tape off the trim and mix the Bon Ami with water to get a decent paste like consistency and gently buff by hand. Afterwards I've followed up with Rain-X and (most importantly) changed the wiper blades. Hasn't performed miracles by any stretch, but worked out nicely on a few occasions.
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