If you’ve ever had a scratch on your auto glass, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only is the scratch unsightly, but it can also interfere with your vision while driving. In this blog post, we will discuss how to remove scratches from auto glass using a few simple methods. We’ll also cover some tips for preventing scratches from occurring in the first place. Let’s get started!
1. Types of scratches
There are two types of scratches that can occur on auto glass: surface level and deeper. Surface-level scratches are usually caused by things like dirt, dust, or other small particles. These types of scratches can usually be removed with a little elbow grease and the right cleaning products. Deeper scratches, on the other hand, penetrate the surface of the glass and can be more difficult to remove. These types of scratches are often caused by things like rocks or other objects hitting the glass at high speeds.
If you’re not sure which type of scratch you have, it’s best to err on the side of caution and assume it’s a deeper scratch. Deeper scratches will require more work to remove, but surface-level scratches can usually be easily fixed.
2. How to remove light scratches
To remove light scratches, start by cleaning the area around the scratch with a mild soap and water solution. Once the area is clean, dry it off completely. Next, apply a small amount of auto glass polish to a soft cloth and rub it into the scratch in a circular motion. Continue rubbing until the scratch disappears. Finally, buff the area with a clean cloth to remove any excess polish.
If you don’t have auto glass polish on hand, you can also use toothpaste or WD-40 to remove light scratches. Simply apply either of these products to a soft cloth and rub it into the scratch using circular motions. Continue rubbing until the scratch disappears, then buff the area with a clean cloth to remove any excess product.
3. How to remove deep scratches
If you have a deeper scratch, you’ll need to use an auto glass repair kit to fix it. These kits can be purchased at most auto parts stores or online. Follow the instructions that come with your kit to remove the scratch. In most cases, you’ll need to apply a small amount of resin to the area around the scratch and then cure it using UV light. Once the resin is cured, it will fill in the scratch and make it less visible.
It’s important to note that not all deep scratches can be completely removed. In some cases, you may still be able to see a faint outline of the scratch after following these steps. However, it should be much less noticeable and shouldn’t interfere with your vision while driving.
4. How to prevent scratches from happening in the first place
The best way to prevent scratches is to avoid objects that can cause them. This means being careful when driving on roads with a lot of debris, such as gravel or construction sites. You should also avoid parking too close to other cars, as their doors could scratch your car’s paint. Finally, make sure to clean your auto glass regularly to remove any dirt, dust, or other particles that could potentially cause scratches.
If you have any questions about how to remove scratches from auto glass, or if you need help finding the right auto glass repair kit, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!