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Old 27th March 2007, 09:01   #1
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Any ideas how to remove minor scratches from the windshield, my car cleaner has used a old scotch brite to clean the windshield. Can you beat that. .

Will rubbing compund or swirl remover work here.
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Old 27th March 2007, 09:14   #2
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I doubt anything will help scratched glass... But If there is a remedy then I would like to try it on my old M800
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Old 27th March 2007, 10:16   #3
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Thats brilliant! did he use pril liquid also? I have never heard of such a thing. There is already a thread on removing scratches by buffing etc which will reduce the thickness of the glass. If you can live with the scratches, thats fine. Otherwise best thing is replace the glass and the "car cleaner".
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I may be out on a limb here...but try a sliced potato....yep, you read right...a wise old man told me to clean it with a freshly sliced potato, (sliced face on the glass), it apparently works wonders...i dont suppose it could cause much harm, so worth a shot!
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I may be out on a limb here...but try a sliced potato....yep, you read right...a wise old man told me to clean it with a freshly sliced potato, (sliced face on the glass), it apparently works wonders...i dont suppose it could cause much harm, so worth a shot!
....And if you throw in a dash of vinaigrette dressing, you can also lick your windscreen clean ...sorry only kiddin, could'nt resist this one....i heard this potato thing too but hav'nt tried it. My car windscreen also had these scratches but my garage guy told me there is a powder available to get rid of these or else its a nightmare driving at night. The scratches shine like nobody's business. I can find out what he used because whatever he did has worked wonders
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....And if you throw in a dash of vinaigrette dressing, you can also lick your windscreen clean ...sorry only kiddin, could'nt resist this one....i heard this potato thing too but hav'nt tried it. My car windscreen also had these scratches but my garage guy told me there is a powder available to get rid of these or else its a nightmare driving at night. The scratches shine like nobody's business. I can find out what he used because whatever he did has worked wonders
LOL, that was a good one. Please do let us know what you did . i am anxious to get rid of the scratches too.
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Old 27th March 2007, 13:59   #7
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I just called him up and he says there is a guy who comes to your place to treat the windscreen scratches and he charges something like 1-1.5K. Its like a whole process where he applies some powder and then keeps it for a while before brushing it off with an electric rotor brush. Its for serious scratches(not to be read as cracks) ill still check with some of my garage friends and get back to you to see what it is that they use. I got my merc windscreen done more than 2 years ago and its still fine.
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What I did was changed the windscreen Bro. Doesnt help to drive at night with a scratched windshield et al. However try Auto Glass replacement and Auto Safety Glass Replacement - Windshield Experts these folks claim to be experts. Check them out and do give us all a feedback if possible.
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isnt the sliced potato thing used for when its raining and not for scratches on the windshield
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isnt the sliced potato thing used for when its raining and not for scratches on the windshield
yes, you are right. if potato can be so strong to rub out scratches on glass , just imagine what the pav bhaji and vada pav can do to us mumbaiites
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I had similar problem with my Zen's wind shield. It developed lot of swirl marks and it was very bad during night time, with glare of all the oncoming traffic's lights.

I called up "wind shield experts" and asked them if they could treat it. They replied saying that I need to replace my Zen's wind shield.

Then I had it treated at eagle eye's branch in Hyderabad. I paid Rs 825/- and I must I am very satisfied with the result. All the swirl marks are gone.

It is definitely worth trying.
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@skidrock, how much does a new windshield cost? 825 is a bit too steep!
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@skidrock buddy where are these eagleeye guys located in hyderabad? if you could provide their phone numbers and address it will be real helpful. Their website is useless. They have almost no details. Even the addresses are those of Surat!!!
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Guys, i just checked with the so called windshield experts for replacement of my esteem windshield. They quoted 6,300 bucks for the same. i thought forget it, i can live with a few scratches. what do you say ?
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Take a claim from the insurance company you will get full coverage and you will have to pay only labour thats what i did i payed 750
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