Windshield scratches caused by wiper blades and other surface marks can be polished away using 'Do it yourself' kits available in the market. These kits help erase stains, lime scale and such similar scars on the windshield.
Some of them are designed to be used with electric drill at certain prescribed speeds. These DIY kits are perfectly safe to handle and bear printed labels detailing step by step instruction.
Scratches in windshield are quite commonplace in vehicles and can occur anytime - even when the owner/driver is extra careful about selecting the best roads and favorable parking spots.
But the heartening fact is, these windshield scratches are easy to repair and can be done by the owner/driver without any professional aid. All that owners/drivers need to repair these scratches is a DIY windshield repair kit and some painstaking efforts.
Repairing a windshield scratch is not complicated, provided the owner/driver has the right tools and some spare time. The other alternative is to buy a new windshield to replace the scratched one. Repair costs for a broken car window
is far less costly. Replacements in most cases, are completely avoidable expenses.
If the scratches are fairly large and the driver's vision gets distorted, then you may be left with no choice but to replace the windshield. Whether owners have to buy a new windshield or a windshield repair kit, is best decided by a reliable auto glass
Here is a step-by-step guidance to repair windshield scratches:
- The first step is to identify the scratches on the car's windshield.
- Once the scratches are identified, then it is best to mark the places where there are scratches.
- Gather all the materials needed for repairing the windshield -polishing disks, resins, or other solutions and suction tool to remove the scratches.
- Neatly cover the car's body so that the paint is not impaired.
- Use a razor blade and pick out any loose glass pieces on the windshield.
- Thoroughly clean the damaged windshield area with distilled water. Allow time for the cleansed area to dry.
- Use the Suction Cup Tool over the damaged area of the windshield. The threaded center of the suction tool should be directly above the scratch area.
- Insert the center plunger into the repair tube and tighten it fully.
- After the resin penetrates the windshield glass, carefully remove the suction tool completely.
- Leave this film on for awhile and then remove the film and check to see if the resin has dried completely.
- Finally, remove all the tools, including the film, and then gently scrape off any unwanted resin present on the windshield.