Polishing a windscreen?

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Polishing a windscreen?

Postby rollercoaster » 07 Jan 2019, 23:38

My screen is a bit "sparkly" at night, from oncoming lights,
you know its old and has a degree of fine scratches I guess.
Is it possible to polish these out,
or treat it with some kind of product?
Or will I have to replace it?
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Re: Polishing a windscreen?

Postby 937carrera » 08 Jan 2019, 00:21

Yes, have a search for something called cerium oxide - it's what is used to make & polish lenses.

It takes time and you need to make sure you don't create curves / ripples in the outside surface. I have used it with a mop to get rid of scratch marks from a wiper on a rear window and some mild crazing of a winscreen where it looks like there was n impact, but not enough to shatter the glass. You will need to be patient.

I bought mine as a powder.

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Re: Polishing a windscreen?

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 08 Jan 2019, 09:56

Available from stone polishing outlets if you can't find it easily. It takes a matter of days not hours when giving a final polish to pebbles so don't expect immediate results.
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Re: Polishing a windscreen?

Postby 937carrera » 08 Jan 2019, 11:02

I bought mine on ebay, it wasn't that expensive

https://guildofglasspolishers.co.uk/truth-about-d-i-y-glass-polishing-kits/

above link might be useful
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Re: Polishing a windscreen?

Postby rollercoaster » 10 Jan 2019, 00:30

Following that link and the possible time and results,
makes me feel like getting a new screen!
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Re: Polishing a windscreen?

Postby 937carrera » 10 Jan 2019, 09:04

.... alternatively, if you have a mop /polisher you can spend a fiver and get the experience for yourself.

If it doesn't work out, then you can still get a new screen, which will get a chip in the first week :D
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Re: Polishing a windscreen?

Postby Plasticman » 11 Jan 2019, 19:36

new screen £52 whhy mess polishing :idea:
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