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Old 01-19-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

I've got millions of fine scratches in my windshield, mostly from wipers. Car is a 2003 Caddy DeVille (which I recently bought). Car is mint otherwise.

I searched and read a bunch of threads on this issue. There are quite a few varying opinions. One poster said glass could be polished with cerium oxide but it takes like 6 hours per square foot of windshield! Holy cow, I'm gonna buy a new windshield before I spend 30 or 40 hours with a buffer. I also saw folks talking about assorted polishes, which fill in the scratches.

Sooooo, is there a definitive "best" way of removing/covering these millions of fine scratches?

Thanks very much for any help...........

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: 'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

I would try a DA polisher with Megs 105 and 205.
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Re: 'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

I think CEEDOG did a review. I remember it being very informative, especially with the various pads that he tried. Great video by the way.
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I think CEEDOG did a review. I remember it being very informative, especially with the various pads that he tried. Great video by the way.
OK, many thanks, I will search and hopefully find that video......

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Re: 'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

The product referred to above, which CEE DOG reviewed, is CarPro's CeriGlass.
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The product referred to above, which CEE DOG reviewed, is CarPro's CeriGlass.

Yep, I found the link, and 'thank you' for providing it here. It is a great thread!

Thanks all - for the help!

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Re: 'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

I tried several different products before CarPro's CeriGlass and none really had any effect on the scratches After CeriGlass I can see again!
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Re: 'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

If you have a machine the Ceriglass is very good for minor scratches, I suspect by hand it would take a staggering amount of time unless you have arms like Popeye
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If you have a machine the Ceriglass is very good for minor scratches, I suspect by hand it would take a staggering amount of time unless you have arms like Popeye
LOL, I truly can't imagine doing this by hand. I wouldn't think it's possible by hand. A machine is a necessity...........

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Re: 'Best' way to remove (or cover) fine scratches in windshield?

IF you want to remove scratches out of glass you need a polish where the key abrasive is cerium oxide.

It's done best with a rotary buffer because you need the power of a direct drive tool as you're going to need to push down hard to engage the abrasives with the glass.

You're also going to need a glass polishing disc.

It's also very messy, see my article here for some info and tips... we'll be glass polishing one of our demo cars at our Detailing Boot Camp this Saturday morning.


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