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BillOhio

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Polishing glass
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:34:56 PM »
I have my windshield out and you can see where the wipers ran in the right light.
Anyone have experience cleaning this up or should I be looking at one of the new date coded glass.  Can you tell the new glass isn't correct and how bad does this hurt the car?
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Re: Polishing glass
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 02:30:42 AM »
Run your finger nail across the scratch if your nail gets resistance ( hangs up ) might be to deep to polish out.
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Re: Polishing glass
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 04:36:53 PM »
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Re: Polishing glass
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 06:38:55 PM »
There was an article in one of the car mags about an Eastwood kit. Sounded like a lot of work on an old Corvair glass but they said the results were great. It may have been Muscle car mag.
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Re: Polishing glass
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 03:47:43 PM »
Those glass-polishing kits that use a Cerium oxide slurry are next to useless - they create a terrible mess, take hours and hours of work, and when you're done, you have an area of optical distortion that will drive you buggy, or a cracked windshield from overheating it.
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Re: Polishing glass
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 04:35:43 PM »
Bill, we need to know how bad it is.  If you run your fingernail across that area, does it catch?  First thing to try is some GOOD glass cleaner and a newspaper.

Personally, if it is not bad, and it your case it sounds like it isn't, I would leave it alone if the above suggestion does not work.
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