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#954001 - 03/19/11 08:07 PM polishing glass
rbstroker Offline
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Registered: 09/24/06
Posts: 1139
Loc: West Tennessee
I have pretty deep scratches and acid rain etch marks on my rear glass as well as some milder ones on my windshield. Anybody try some of the products being marketed? What kind of results?

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#954002 - 03/19/11 08:22 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: rbstroker]
Dads426 Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 1411
Loc: Maryland
The polishing kit from Eastwood works pretty good. It's a hard felt buffer (shaped like a holle saw, but solid on the bottom) and a powdered polishing agent that is mixed with water. Had a deep & wide scratch in the Challenger windshield and cleaned up pretty well. Scratch was very deep, wide and hazey, so it is clear now but still distorted due to the depth.
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#954003 - 03/19/11 09:01 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: Dads426]
Stewpar Offline
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Posts: 2940
Loc: Wisconsin
Windshields are a bit easier to polish as they are laminated glass. Tempered glass is EXTREMELY hard and a tough as nails to polish. I would recommend finding a replacement.
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#954004 - 03/20/11 02:30 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: Stewpar]
gtx6970 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 17305
Loc: Land of Booze and Horses
I bought one of the Eastwood kits to use on side / door glass.

COMPLETE waste of money,,,,, IMO.

Did nothing more than clean up the haze , which you can do with a buffer and/or a white scotchbrite pad.

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#954005 - 03/20/11 02:38 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: gtx6970]
Soopernaut Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 2188
Loc: Des Moines IA
I've never tried this but I've heard White Toothpaste works. It wouldn't cost much to try it.
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#954006 - 03/20/11 03:39 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: Stewpar]
THESHAKERPROJECT Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 1120
Loc: NORTHERN VA
Quote:

Windshields are a bit easier to polish as they are laminated glass. Tempered glass is EXTREMELY hard and a tough as nails to polish. I would recommend finding a replacement.


Yeah , if it a side glass or rear glass and its really bad Dont waist money on the Eastwood kit. Most glass is avail new these days.

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#954007 - 03/20/11 04:16 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: gtx6970]
70RT27N Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 396
Loc: BC
Quote:

I bought one of the Eastwood kits to use on side / door glass.

COMPLETE waste of money,,,,, IMO.

Did nothing more than clean up the haze , which you can do with a buffer and/or a white scotchbrite pad.






I spent several hours trying to remove a few scratches from my rear quarter glass. Not time well spent. At best the glass was a little clearer, but still scratched.

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#954008 - 03/20/11 04:29 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: 70RT27N]
JonC Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 3556
Loc: Millinocket, Maine

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#954009 - 03/20/11 05:31 PM Re: polishing glass [Re: gtx6970]
IronWolf Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 1359
Loc: Buzzard County, FL
I concur with GTX - I spent a lot of dough on Eastwood's kit - followed directions religiously, made a mess , and it didn't work. Pissed I am - Yoda.

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