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    Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Hi folks

    Been inactive for long,

    Anyway, presenting to you 2 cases in one:

    1. Persisting with wiper blades that are long past their prime

    2. Using amateur techniques to remedy damage caused by bad wiper blades that have actually worsened the driver`s line of vision


    Torn wiper blades or wipers missing the rubber blade edge can often leave deep scratches along with streaks on your windshield. These scratches will be just as distracting as streaks. They will reflect sunlight and headlight beams from oncoming traffic. Scratches will definitely obstruct vision, making driving more dangerous. However, it is important to remember that damage can occur any time a repair is not done correctly, making vision still more obstructed.

    Tools & Products

    - local APC & towels
    - Sonax clay
    - Sonax felt pad
    - Sonax glass polish
    - Makita rotary
    - A spray bottle with water
    - Menzerna Powerlock sealant and applicator

    Process

    - wash and clay the glass
    - tape all rubber trims and cover adjacent areas
    - mist the felt pad with water
    - apply the polish to a small section of the glass
    - proceed slowly to prevent heat build-up. every now and then, spray water on the surface being polished
    - check your work at all times, it may require quite a few hits
    - be patient and check the temp regularly
    - clean and apply a sealant, let cure and wipe


    Letting the pics speak:



    Front glass: water spotting and swirls




    water spots removal gone from bad to worse




    swirled glass





    close-up of damage caused




    can u see through?




    The result of using inappropriate products, tools and techniques to remove wiper scratches









    From inside.....clarity or a lack of?





    closer





    Worse still, during a rainy day or night when facing headlight beams from oncoming vehicles




    Close-up: wiper scratches have been left intact while new scratches have been instilled









    Rear glass: heavy water spotting from acid rain/ wrong maintenance




    Close-up




    TA DA




    Sealing the whole work




    Sealing for a wiper free drive





    Wiping after curing, we`re grateful to Almighty, all scratches gone and clarity restored






    Mirror, Mirror! Where are the water spots




    Can you see through?






    Thanks for viewing. Your thoughts and questions are most welcome

    Zaid

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Nice work! How much time do you estimate it took you to get those results?

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    So the polish took out the wiper scratches? Is that what took multiple passes?

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Quote Originally Posted by mperfct View Post
    Nice work! How much time do you estimate it took you to get those results?
    thanks mate. The whole process took approximately 4 hours.

    You have to proceed gently and slowly because of the heat build-up

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Route246 View Post
    So the polish took out the wiper scratches? Is that what took multiple passes?
    it's a combination of polish, the felt, the action of the rotary (around 1400-1500 rpm) and the pressure applied. yes

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Do you know if the Sonax Glass Polish contains cerium oxide? BTW nice job.

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Do you know if the Sonax Glass Polish
    contains cerium oxide?



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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post



    Bob
    Is that an abbreviation for cerium oxide?

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    Re: Operation Clear View - wiper marks & swirl removal from glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Is that an abbreviation for cerium oxide?
    No...not an abbreviation;
    looks more like a translation:




    Bob
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