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    Glass Polishing

    Has anyone had experience in polishing out scratches or found a service that polishes glass?
    Techniques?
    Products?
    tools?
    Secret Potions?

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    Guess the lack of response pretty much answers your question. I thought I had seen some previous threads where folks described their success polishing out scratches, but I have never been successful doing it.
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    you polish glass with rouge

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    Polishing glass is possible and if you have skill patience and right devices can give you incredible results.
    I polished my heavy scratched glass and it now seems new.
    You need a rotary polisher and a Dual Acton polisher with rayon pad and a cerium oxide compound.
    I used CarPro pads and compound.
    The process required about 4 hours of work and leaded to a like new windshield glass.
    For really deeeeeeep scratches you can sand the glass.... But please before sanding a glass make some test on a old unused car glass.

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    I been trying to get the acid rain spots from original glass off too.. I have used white vinegar straight 5% with a non sctrach pad.. werid blue powder is coming off..

    It looks 75% better and pops with reflection now.. .. But i still see the dots in the outside glass.. Reading online vineger baking soda mix with 00 wool pad.. I am going to give it a go,,

    its hard work rubbing and rubbing to break the scale..

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    I have a guy I use here in Austin who's great but they're hard to find. Many of them won't do automotive, only commercial.
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    Worth remembering also that the commercial glass polishing will remove original logo, obviously depending which side the scratches are on.
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    I have heard that a clay bar can sometimes do wonders. If needed, follow up with Cerium oxide. Griots Garage has products you can use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9er View Post
    Worth remembering also that the commercial glass polishing will remove original logo, obviously depending which side the scratches are on.
    A good polisher can preserve any logos or markings. My guy tapes them off then feathers the polishing around the logo and buffs it out. Turns out beautifully.
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