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scratched side glass by Csjag
Started on: 02-28-2014 08:50 AM
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Last post by: dematrix86gt on 03-01-2014 10:17 AM
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Report this Post02-28-2014 08:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Has anyone successfully polished out scratches in the side windows and if so what did you use?

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Report this Post02-28-2014 10:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for notaguruClick Here to visit notaguru's HomePageClick Here to Email notaguruSend a Private Message to notaguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've done it on several cars - windows and mirrors.

Use CERIUM OXIDE and a common buffing wheel or disk. It's a hard abrasive in powder form, somewhat like talc but reddish in color.

Experiment carefully, as this stuff can eat glass quickly.

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yup also known as jewelers rouge. be very careful of heating up the glass when buffing it. Tempered glass will shatter if heated up to quickly in one spot.
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Report this Post02-28-2014 12:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I guess buff at a low speed right?
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you can buff at any speed just keep your pressure and surface area even. look at it like buffing paint. great results with even pressure and uniform movement, stay to long on one spot or area you burn thru, same with glass except it shatters .
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Just remember, buffing it can distort the view a bit...not so important on a side window. Also the general rule is if you run your fingernail across it and it catches, you cant get the scratch out.
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This is true. but there is companys doing resin overlays now. just like the resin injection to fill a bullseye. But after talking with a few ppl its cost only warrants a highend rebuild/restore of a original part. Say a original windshield in a convertable Hemi Cuda with wiper hash marks. Do the best you can with what you got and enjoy your fiero, if its still really bothering you after your repair replace it. fiero glass isnt really expensive. Good Luck and post some before and after pics and if works perfect start your own How To Thread.
 
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Just remember, buffing it can distort the view a bit...not so important on a side window. Also the general rule is if you run your fingernail across it and it catches, you cant get the scratch out.


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