Glass Scratch Removal?

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  1. KOZ45

    KOZ45 Well-Known Member

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    I used some 0000 steel wool and removed a ton of over spray, and 7 years worth of dust and grime from the windows

    The 0000 wool did great and it looks amazingly better

    However, by cleaning the glass I revealed a few decent scratches in some areas of the glass

    Best route or method to filling these in or polishing them out?

    Thanks for any and a info
     
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    pishta I know I'm right....

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      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      Quick fix if you can find it is Glass wax.
       
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      Who makes it
       
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      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      No idea but the stuff is amazing, also works like rain X. I have a can I got off of e bay a few years ago.

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      • KOZ45

        KOZ45 Well-Known Member

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        EJ Wheaton Glass Wax is cheap on Amazon

        $12
         
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          He's gonna need that after taking the steel wool to it!

          You take that piece of glass outside in the sun yet and look through it KOZ45??
           
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          Yes. It's crystal clear

          0000 steel wool isn't that abrasive
           
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            Amazing, I have 100's of hours into polishing B body back glass' and I'd never go near them with steel wool.
             
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            • cudascott

              cudascott It’s a sickness!

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              I spent hours and hours polishing out scratches in the back glass of the bee. I wouldn’t do it again for it
              it’s major work no doubt about it. If you look close enough you can see some waves in it just not worth the time and effort for results.
               
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              It did not work for me! No amount of water and a polishing pad with Cerium oxide helped. Still looking for an alternative!

              Likely hoping for something that is best fixed with some new glass!

              Sometimes you just have to come to grip with the worst and bite the bullet. More than a nail grab and toast, unless you accept that! JMO!
               
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              • pishta

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                The cerium oxide will actually remove glass so if its i the middle of a pane or windshield, it will make a wave.
                 
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                  I used a wool polishing pad at low RPM with Crest toothpaste. It took awhile, but I removed most of a wiper with no blade scratch.
                   
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                    I tried cerium oxide powder and didn’t have much success, did some research and discovered 3m Trizact sanding discs, they will do the trick in removing scratches but it’s still fairly difficult to achieve a crystal clear finish. I probably needed more discs LOL. At the end of the day the process involves the removal of material and this is why the results can be variable.
                    FYI, Here’s some instructions from the merchant I bought these discs from;
                    Scratched Glass Repair Process

                    Remove larger scratches and defects using 3M™ Trizact™ Film Disc 268XA (Grade A35) Use grade A35 as the first step in removing larger scratches and defects. A small amount of water triggers the cutting action. Controlled water flow helps reduce heat build-up to keep the glass cooler.
                    Refine scratches, remove scuffs and acid marks using 3M™ Trizact™ Film Disc 268XA (Grades A20 & A10) Use the A20 and A10 discs to refine the scratches left by the A35 disc. Alternatively, start with the A20 disc to remove shallow scratches, scuffs and acid marks. Apply a small amount of water to start the grinding action. Control the water flow to avoid generating too much heat.
                    Refine scratches, remove defective AR coatings using 3M™ Trizact™ Film Disc 268XA (Grade A5) Use the A5 disc to further refine any scratches left by the A10 disc. As in previous steps, apply a small amount of water to start the cutting action. Avoid extended dwell time to minimize heat build-up.
                    Polish and leave glass crystal clear using 3M™ Trizact™ Film Disc 568XA Use this cerium oxide disc for a final polish. To begin, wet the surface slightly with a small amount of water. As you polish, the pyramids of mineral on the surface of the disc will break down to form a slurry-like solution. The polishing action that occurs will remove scratches left by previous levelling steps
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