Fixing/improving a 'scratched' windshield?

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  1. teo

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    Cliffs: Windshield looks like it has really tiny 'scratches' that make for poor visibility when it's dark and raining. How do I fix this?

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    I have a 2002 Ford Focus wagon familymobile. :naughty: There are what appears to be very tiny 'scratches' all over the windshield which I only notice when it's dark and raining (which is pretty much all the time here/now). They're so small I hesitate to call them scratches at all but collectively they are a problem. These scratches pick up light sources and obscure contrast to the point that I'm less comfortable driving in these conditions because of the reduced visibility. I don't know whether this is natural wear and tear - bought the car used and the windshield has always been like this for me.

    Will some RainX and a new set of wiper blades fix this? Is there some other product that will fill in the scratches, or is there a better solution short of windshield replacement? I googled and found one suggested solution of using ultrafine steel wool with a wax to buff them out :eek4: but I r n00b when it comes to car detail.

    TIA :x:
     
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    Gonna be hard to hand polish glass and obtain good looking results.

    Might want to try a sealer.
     
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    Glass is a bazillion times harder than paint. You will need a rotary and that kit. If you don't have one, don't get one. By the time you bought the kit and polisher, you could just get a new windshield installed. They are pretty cheap.

    There is no way that you will remove the deeper scratches by hand.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the advice. :)
     

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