Windshield scratch repair guides
To repair your windshield scratching, here are a few steps to help you accomplish this task. It should be noted that the process of repairing a large scratch on the windshield can be better handled by a professional to make sure that the task has been done correctly and no further damage will occur. Small scratches should be removed as soon as they are detected and can be removed by most car owners. The repair process helps restore the structural integrity of the window.
Follow the steps below to successfully repair minor scratches. After the repair is completed, you will continue to monitor the scratches to make sure that this will not cause further damage to the windshield.
Required tools and materials:
- Glass Cleaner
- Glass Repair Kit
- Dry Soft Cloth
- Rubbing Compound containing Cerium Oxide
Step 1: Specify the type of scratch
Move your finger or fingernail after a scratch to determine if it is a surface scratch or a deep scratch. The scratch on the surface will be smooth to the touch and this is the type of scratch you will be able to fix. If it gets caught from scratching from scratch, it is a deep scratch that will require replacing the entire windshield. Over time, deep scratches grow and no repair kit will stop the inevitable break that will cause the window to fail.
Step 2: Get a glass repair kit
Go to a car repair shop or auto parts store to buy a glass repair kit. The kit will contain a wiping agent that you will use to eliminate scratches and restore the windshield to good condition. One such product that you can buy is the Diamondite glass repair kit.
Step 3: Clean the windshield and apply the mass
Wash the windshield thoroughly with soap and water to clean it. Rinse off any soap or glass cleaner with water and dry the glass before applying the scratch paste. Place the rubbing compound on the scratch – it should look like toothpaste and be easy to apply. Spray the compound with water, then use a cloth to gently rub the compound, being careful not to apply heavy pressure.
The friction should contain cerium oxide. This chemical helps seal and tie the crack, preventing it from getting worse and causing the windshield to crack.
Step 4: Let the compound dry
After applying the compound, let it dry according to the instructions on the package. It takes up to 30 minutes for the friction compound to dry completely. Wash and clean the windows, then wipe dry with a cloth.
This should complete the scratch repair. You will need to reapply the compound from time to time to make sure it stays on. If the scratch gets deeper or a nail can get caught in it, this indicates that the scratch has grown and will signal the replacement of the windshield.
Car windscreen scratch remover
- PASTE SCRATCH REMOVER
- JEWELER’S ROUGE
- WINDSHIELD RESIN
Using the tips above, car owners can cut most of the scratches from the windshield of the car. When working on scratches, it is important to avoid dry sanding the windshield. This can be dangerous not only for their health, but also for the condition of the windshield. Wet grinding is a better option and prevents the windscreen from heating up.