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Pitted windshield question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gary Reynolds, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. This is probably a dumb question, but I ask because the knowledge here is the best. I live in LA and every car I have gets a pitted winshield from sand and crap on the freeways. No cracks, breaks or big dings, just tiny pits. Is there any way to polish or remove them? :(
     
  2. matthew mcglothin
    Joined: Mar 3, 2007
    Posts: 970

    matthew mcglothin
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    I think rain-x polishes up glass pretty well..ecspecialy well with some type of buffer. i think the small pits will always remain but the rain-x helps to hide them and will also protect from more pits. i deal with dump trucks hauling sand on the freeway every day..my 216 cant pass up dump trucks very easy...:(
     
  3. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    i saw on spike tv,they used a 3M-windsheild buffing kit for semi heavy wiper marks,i think it was for 'classic6' the chevy truck/on trucks tv.....
     
  4. 92GTA
    Joined: Oct 19, 2010
    Posts: 99

    92GTA
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    Yeah there are plenty of glass places that will polish them out, especially in SoCal...
     

  5. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,649

    Stu D Baker
    Member
    from Illinois

    One of the big issues with trying to get scratches and pits out of a windshield, is that the buffing process can actually change the clarity of the glass. Almost like making a "lens" out of the window, and can show in minor distortion, or wavy appearance.

    I drove a friends truck one time and actually got dizzy looking through his "polished" windshield. Stu
     

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