Friday, May 4, 2012

Windshield Scratch Repair

When your vehicles windshield is scratch it can not only be a distraction on the road but it can be an annoyance to any driver. We discovered a simple at home solution to repair the windshield and all it requires in a few materials and a free afternoon:

  1. Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of jeweler’s rouge, 2 tablespoons of glycerin, and some water in a small bowl.  
  2. Apply a small amount of the paste to the scratch on the glass.  
  3. Using the firm felt polishing pad on the buffer, gently rub the paste on the window.  
  4. Apply pressure little by little being careful not to press too hard.  
  5. Pressing hard could crack the glass.  
  6. Let the area dry for about 30 seconds and then wipe it clean with a rag.

Check the area to be sure the scratch has been filled to your liking.  If not, repeat the process.  Often, multiple applications will make for better results.  If you notice that there is some distortion on the surface of the glass after finishing, apply a little bit of clear nail polish to repair it.  Let it dry and then clean the windshield with window cleaner.

To prevent future scratched on your windshield, make sure you inspect, clean, and replace wiper blades regularly. If this doesn't fix the problem, the scratches may have become too deep to repair without professional assistance. Since we here at Greenville Nissan are here to serve you, feel free to contact us anytime with questions or schedule  

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