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    Micro Marring On Glass

    Hello Auto Geeks,

    I wanted to petition the more experienced detailing corpus here to see if anyone has any advice for me... I have a client who has a lot of micro marring and scratches on his windshield from a sand storm a few years ago. He said it is difficult to find a replacement windshield with the right curvature so would like to look into the possibility of trying to get them out. Does anyone know of a product or method one could use to buff out micro scratches from glass like that? I've never attempted anything like that before myself.

    Thank you in advance!


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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    lots of info re glass polishing. Here's one I've copied and posted below:
    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...scratches.html

    Go over to forum and type glass polishing in search box and you'll get lots of info regarding methods and brands used.

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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    Thank you TMQ. Should have done that first for sure. Appreciate the response my friend.


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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    DA or Rotary polisher plus the following products:
    CarPro Ceriglass
    CarPro Rayon Glass Polishing Pad, glass leveling discs
    CarPro Rayon Glass Polishing Pad, glass cutting pad

    Keep in mind, this is a time consuming job. Mike Phillips has a good thread here about polishing a windshield with the above products, as do several other forum members. You'll find those threads to be invaluable.
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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    I would not attempt scratch removal on glass on a clients car being a newbie.

    Now on the other hand, if you have an agreement (in writing) that this is your first attempt at glass polishing and you may or may not be successful then go for it. Everyone has to start sometime.

    BTW start on the passenger side first. Good luck.

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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    Great advice. Thank you Rsurfer.


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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    I have polished quite a few windshields and side glass panels and have no reservations about doing it. I use the CarPro Ceriglass product and glass pads on my rotary and it works phenominally well. There are 2 things I strongly suggest...1. keep working it wet. it's almost the same as wetsanding paint, and...2. cover EVERYTHING else on the car you don't want that sloppy, slurry mess splatter on to clean up later.
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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post
    I have polished quite a few windshields and side glass panels and have no reservations about doing it. I use the CarPro Ceriglass product and glass pads on my rotary and it works phenominally well. There are 2 things I strongly suggest...1. keep working it wet. it's almost the same as wetsanding paint, and...2. cover EVERYTHING else on the car you don't want that sloppy, slurry mess splatter on to clean up later.
    Here here on the cover up.

    Like the work bench, the light fixtures,detail cart, your head etc.

    Very messy job.
    Crispy 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix DD, always clean (except today) Hobby Detailer

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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    There:
    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...hes-glass.html

    If you want to find something that Mike wrote, Do this...
    1.Go to google
    2. Type what you are looking for. IE: Glass polishing Mike Phillips
    3. Bingo---Mike's article about glass cleaning comes up. That's how I found the link posted above.

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    Re: Micro Marring On Glass

    Do a test spot. I tried to buff out a scratch on a side window and really, all I did was start to haze up the glass around the scratch. I think it would have eventually removed the scratch, but then I would have had the haze to deal with, I decided to quit while I was ahead. My car has "soft" glass, it might work better on harder glass, but I'm done trying to polish glass.

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