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Any solution for windshield scratches?

Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by gurjinder, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    If the scratches are deep it cant be removed, it can only be reduced to some extent. The wiper marks can surely be removed unless the metal on the wipers has scratched the glass. The chip marks on the windshield wont go too.

    If you find any cracks (even minor) do not polish the glass, it has every chance of giving away into a bigger crack or worst case in to pieces.
  2. pdash

    pdash Regolare

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    Thanks @nkrishnap for your reply. There is no cracks at all on the screen. All those exists are swirls marks due to dry dusting and cleaning process by our cleaning staff. wiper marks are very minor. I inquired 3m, they are coating 1700 for the polishing and buffing. Yesterday on my visit to Gopalan signature mall on Old Madras Road, I inquired a car spa in the car park area. They are quoting rs950 for the same job.

    The only pain I am facing now is night drive during rain. The incoming light creating lot of distraction for driving. Any further input will be really helpful.
  3. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    @pdash maybe @mchanna can guide better how effective it is in medium to long run. He had opted for the same at Pandit Auto IIRC.
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  4. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    The glass polishing is slightly more complicated than regular polishing. We got one punto's windshield polished and got the hydrophobic coating done too. The results are amazing.

    PS: it's a 3.5 year old punto. Pm me for more details.
  5. mchanna

    mchanna Superiore

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    The polishing really removed the swirl marks from the windscreen. It is worth the price!
    I was planing to change the glass itself. But after the polish, I feel it is good to go for some more years!
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  6. rider16

    rider16 Amatore

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    My most sincere advice, PLEASE change the WIND SHIELD. Its for your/family and the on coming traffic/road user protection. You can only fix a worn out part so much. If its costing a bombing buying from the Authorised service centre, please check out local/independent garage options, like wind-shield experts or your local stockists. They sure would quote lesser than the A.S.S quoted price by 40% or may be even lesser price.

    One shouldn't drive blind.
  7. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    If the swirls are not too deep, this can be removed. Of course the stone chippings cant be corrected. The windshield replacement in FASS will cost around 10.5K bucks. 1500 for a polish is a good thing to try.
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  8. rider16

    rider16 Amatore

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    He is talking about palio, I am assuming its atleast 7yrs old now bro. I would still recommend changing the wind shield. Trying out the buffing out scratches is still trial and error thing. He is better off changing the shield than waste his money on something like this.


    If you want to avoid it in the future, use Micro fibre cloth, extra soft ones for the shields and glasses, along with some nice glass cleaner for the car.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
  9. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Palio? I believe its Punto. pdadh pls confirm.
  10. rider16

    rider16 Amatore

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    yeah its a palio and its 10yrs old.

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