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Can Glass Be Polished?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheMonkey, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. TheMonkey
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    Can light scratches from the green abrasive side of a kitchen sponge be removed from side door glass? 61 Pontiac.
     
  2. Yeah, but its time consuming............
     
  3. POLYFRIED 35
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  4. slammed
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    If a fingernail can catch the scratch no. Do you have a buffer? An Eastwood-like polishing kit might help.
     
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  5. no55mad
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    Polished up some scratched sunglasses years ago with a product called 'Rareox' but boy were they distorted after.
     
  6. Cerium oxide paste is my medium of choice to polish scratches out of glass.

    If you can catch your fingernail on the scratch you might not be able to get it all the way out, but you can check out these guys for a reasonably priced kit to polish the scratches out...

    http://www.caswellplating.com/buffs/glass.htm
     
  7. fatabone
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    http://www.ehow.com/how_5566819_hide-crack-windshield.html

    I saw a time lapsed video and the scratch disappeared. I'm sure if you search Youtube you could find something about this and it seems cheap enough to try.

    Also the video I had seen applied two foam brush strokes over the scratch and after two hours it was gone.
     
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  8. alittle1
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    Pumice stone is probably the best to use on glass. Make into a slurry and apply with a sponge to the glass, rub back and forth with even pressure, add more of the slurry and re-do until blemish is gone. Buff with microfiber towel.

    If you use a buffer, don't stay in one spot for very long and heat the glass up. Glass will re-laminate with heat. Apply steady even pressure and keep buffer wet with the slurry of pumice and water. Spritz water on buffer pad if drying out and ease up on pressure. To final polish, place microfiber towel over buffing pad and buff it up to shine.
     
  9. TheMonkey
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    thanks for info!

    definitely can't catch a fingernail on it. i'll try some of these tips.
     
  10. 33mopower
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    Depends if it is Tempered. If it's tempered then you wont be able to polish it.
     
  11. 59ab
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    ConceptVehicleDesign is right. I had a job years ago removing scratches from glass. Be patiant, keep plenty of water on it and dont let the glass get hot. Heat will make it break.
     
  12. 345winder
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    i bought some side glass from a guy of the internet that he FORGOT to mention that had DA sander marks on them...is there any hope? someone said i can sand them real fine and buf?? seems unlikely but figured i'd ask..
     
  13. Diamondite has a nice kit for polishing
    and if you really need a abrasive compound try eastwood, also groits got some stuff
    Google is your friend
     

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