Mother used brillo pad on glass, now scratched.. Buff out?

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  1. S10XtremeNLow

    S10XtremeNLow Active Member

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    My mother used one of those brillo metal scrub pads for pots and shit, well it scratched her windsheild all up. Anything I can do to get the fine scratches out?
     
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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    wow, your mom is retarded. polishing glass takes a long, long time.
     
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    I've attempted to polish out glass. It takes forever and really doesn't work. I would stay screw it and just get yourself some new glass. Its ~100-200 bucks for new glass... its WAY better than spending an entire day on 1/2 the windshield.
     
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    My friend tried for hours to polish out glass, and I couldn't tell a difference.
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Good thing she didn't try it on the paint :o Although, I have fixed some scotch brite pad disasters before :mamoru:
     
  7. black 3g

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    a buddy of mine did the scotch brite pad treatment to his brand new truck. i couldnt believe it.
     
  8. 87Z

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    We use steel wool on windows at work every day :dunno:
     
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    Theres different grades of steel wool though...
     
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    You can use fine #000 steel wool on windows fine. No scratches.. in fact its my perferred method to remove road grime.
     
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    (On light scratches) To polish glass use cerium oxide, mix as the same density as milk, a wool buffer set @4 or higher use flat on surface, makes a mess everywhere, make sure the glass is not to cold, tape well into the borders. After wood pad you can use a leather pad that is placed on your PC. (you can get leather at a saddle shop or a old leather jacket) One thing about glass is if heated to much will get distortion due to the heat so use enough cerium oxide at a density as milk , don't stay in one spot.

    After the leather polishing you will see your glass looking shiny brand new, I think as a auto detailer you will use leather polishing /w cerium oxide on some of your high end detailing jobs (if needed) that can bring you extra $ on some of the old cars. But I would not charge directly for it because of liability.

    Rock chips and deep scratches in windshields you can't get rid of, you can but it jeopardizes the safety integrity of the windshield.

    Estimated time of windshield polishing less then a hour (depends on the condition of glass) hand polishing of egdes takes the longest time.

    Windshield cost low end figure $250.00 for a small car installed



    http://www.facetingmachines.com/polishing_glass.shtml
     
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    $250? No way, I can get a new windshield for about $100 installed anywhere around here.
     
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    Dang a big rock hit my Ford Ranger's windshield so hard that it scared the crap out of me going 75 mph while a simi pass the other way, Glass Co. quoted me $250.00 new, junk yard wants $100.00 these are CA prices though.
    Prices in Ca are crasy, I bought a old house 3 years ago for 1 hundred thos and today its worth $250 - insane! a friend sold there house (here in Ca) a month ago bought a fixer upper house in Hawthorne NV for $15 grand they have 200 grand to play with. sorry for blabbing
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    I just had my '02 Ranger's window replaced for $115 (SoCal,) and my dad has the window on his '04 WRX replaced for $145 (NorCal,) both are CA installed prices.
     
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    They wanted $220 to replace the windsheild on my beater (95 tracer). I haven't replaced it yet :o
     
  17. S10XtremeNLow

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    if you have insurance, they will usuaully cover it for free with no deductible
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    And then up your rates (although I've been with 21st century for years and they won't wiave the deductible for a windshield.)
     
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    Not everywhere, some states make them, some don't.
     
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    err you mean #0000 .... 4 0's not 3 thats superfine and will not scratch it...
     

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