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Winshield scratch repair

This is a discussion on Winshield scratch repair within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Previous owner let the windshild wiper scratch the winshield. Not sure how. Does not even feel like a scratch but ...

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    Winshield scratch repair

    Previous owner let the windshild wiper scratch the winshield. Not sure how. Does not even feel like a scratch but I cannot get it to come off the windshield. Looks like a white mark right across where the wiper goes across the windshield. Tride alcohol, cleaners, claybar, nothing touches it at all. Any clues on what I can use.

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    Eastwood makes a glass polishing kit for about $45.
    They also have more abraisive kits for deep scratches if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Eastwood makes a glass polishing kit for about $45.
    They also have more abraisive kits for deep scratches if needed.
    I will look that up, Thanks!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Eastwood makes a glass polishing kit for about $45.
    They also have more abraisive kits for deep scratches if needed.

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    i have to check in to this as well... i had a stone two winters ago get lodged under my wiper some how and scratched my glass up...

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    thin those kits will fix pits?? I dont have any scratches but 3-4 little pits...

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    There are 2-3 more abraisive kits offered that get into the deep scratch stuff,,it may very well remove pits,,,since these kits advertise that it actually removes glass and you have to be carefull not to sit in one spot. I've only used the mild polish kits for very fine scratches and it worked great.

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    Before i spent 45.00 0n a kit a would just replace the windshield!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRANS-DAD View Post
    Before i spent 45.00 0n a kit a would just replace the windshield!!!
    Eh, $45 is chump change, especially when it comes to high dollar glass,,,or quite simply some glass just isn't available for classic cars.

    Not to mention the kit is good for more than one application or more than one piece of glass,,,,and it works well on plastic taillight lenses when rubbed by hand. I've used it on at least 4 cars for various reasons and still have some left.

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    Hmm, I have the same problem on my drivers side. Drives me nuts!

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    this is 2008 glass is available for almost anything classic or not!!
    and I already have a bottle of paste for tail lights and foged head lights 5.00

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    Call a professional glass repair (they are mobile) its usually about $50 and they do the pits/chips all the time. I have had good success with this method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRANS-DAD View Post
    this is 2008 glass is available for almost anything classic or not!!
    and I already have a bottle of paste for tail lights and foged head lights 5.00
    No it's not,,,,I have a nomad you cannot get some of the glass for. There are still plenty of oddball classics out there that glass simply isn't reproduced for, just because it's 2008 really doesn't mean anything. Even if some if it were produced, why pay high dollar when a polish kit makes it look as good as new if you take your time,,,and the glass is still date coded to the car. An important point in these high dollar restorations on $150,000 cars.

    If you tried the glass polish for plastic you would throw that plastic polish away. Also Wenol polish, also around $40 or so is mainly known for polishing stainless steel,,,but it does a beautiful job on plastics as well,,,better than any $5 plastic polish you can buy. Just another little tip.
    Last edited by Firebirdjones; 11-25-2008 at 06:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    No it's not,,,,I have a nomad you cannot get some of the glass for. There are still plenty of oddball classics out there that glass simply isn't reproduced for, just because it's 2008 really doesn't mean anything. Even if some if it were produced, why pay high dollar when a polish kit makes it look as good as new if you take your time,,,and the glass is still date coded to the car. An important point in these high dollar restorations on $150,000 cars.

    If you tried the glass polish for plastic you would throw that plastic polish away. Also Wenol polish, also around $40 or so is mainly known for polishing stainless steel,,,but it does a beautiful job on plastics as well,,,better than any $5 plastic polish you can buy. Just another little tip.
    OK
    Thanks for the tip on polish, just never had prob. finding glass for any resto. I've been involved in. Guess I should of said any 60's,70's or 80's muscle cars ....... And I personaly not one fore date codes, just LOOKS!
    Oh and not knocking the nomad my dad was crazy for the 55-57 stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRANS-DAD View Post
    OK
    Thanks for the tip on polish, just never had prob. finding glass for any resto. I've been involved in. Guess I should of said any 60's,70's or 80's muscle cars ....... And I personaly not one fore date codes, just LOOKS!
    Oh and not knocking the nomad my dad was crazy for the 55-57 stuff!
    Thats cool, I know we aren't really suffering for 4th gen parts as far as glass goes,,,I was just trying to give examples where the glass polish is usefull.
    No harm no foul taken, I like all vintage iron from 50's on up, it's all good to me. Just lucky I have a wife that understands my sickness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Thats cool, I know we aren't really suffering for 4th gen parts as far as glass goes,,,I was just trying to give examples where the glass polish is usefull.
    No harm no foul taken, I like all vintage iron from 50's on up, it's all good to me. Just lucky I have a wife that understands my sickness
    An understanding wife makes all the difference in the world!!!

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    If your windshield is so bad that polishing won't do the job, a rock could "accidentally" hit the windshield and crack it. Your insurance should cover a new one without you having to pay any deductable. But call your insurance company before the rock hits to be sure they will cover it at no charge to you. Of course I don't advocate doing anything like this but the cost of a windshield is peanuts to your insurance company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Eastwood makes a glass polishing kit for about $45.
    They also have more abraisive kits for deep scratches if needed.
    Link me please?

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    You can also get it on ebay for a little less from Eastwood.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...AVRI&viewitem=

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