How to Fix Scratches on Auto Glass?
Most of us have had to deal with a scratch or two located on our car window at some point in our lives. Not only does it sully the once pristine appearance of your vehicle, but it’s also rather unsafe to drive with. If left unattended, the tiny scratch could grow and lead to the window shattering when you least expect it, possibly triggering a serious accident. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a whole lot to remedy the situation. Whether you’re wanting to try and tackle that scratch yourself or leave it to the professionals, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide.
Cleaning the Scratch
To start you want to spray glass cleaner onto the window, and clean it with a soft cloth. Be sure to be thorough for any traces of dirt will mess up your results when you’re trying to make repairs.
Use what now?
That’s right! Next, we’re using toothpaste and baking soda! Squeeze about roughly one-quarter of a tube of toothpaste into a bowl, and add one teaspoon of baking soda. Mix the concoction thoroughly with a spatula until there is no trace of the baking soda visible. Using your finger, dab some of the mixtures onto the scratch with a circular motion, and then allow it to sit for about five minutes to work on the scratch.
Buff it! Buff it good!
Next, using a soft cloth, buff the area in a lite circular motion until the blemish disappears. If it’s a stubborn scratch, dab some more of the made mixture onto the area and buff repeatedly. This process should take roughly 10 to 15 minutes.
Wipe away those woes
Grab that handy glass cleaner and spray it onto the window. Wipe it away with a soft cloth and you should be all set! If the scratch is still visible, proceed with reaching out to a professional for further assistance.
For best results, repair any scratch on your window as soon as you notice them. It’s also a good idea to repeat this treatment every four to six months after your initial repair. This will ensure that the scratch doesn’t grow and reappear. If this sounds like an overly lengthy (and strange) process, don’t mess around with your glass and risk it failing you when you least expect it; contact our expert team and let us help you out!