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    Hi Folks

    I am sure you will be sick of all my questions by now haha, a member for two days and already 1 million and 1 questions

    Anyhoo, the question i have is :

    Is it possible to remove scratches from your windscreen. It seems as though something has been caught in the windscreen wiper and scratched an arc into the glass. I cant really feel anything with my nail, but i cant *rub it off* either (just with my finger, not tried anything harsher yet)

    Thanks for your time!

    Tony

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    you can get polishing compounds from jewellers and ebay etc for removing small scratches from watch faces ipods etc- but to remove a major scratch you could have a few problems on toughened glass

    there are a few specialist repairers on the net and i know some replacement screen companies will try to repair.... but i suspect the costs would potentially outweigh those of a replacement screen via your insurance exess - if the screen is heavily scratched this could also be deemed as an mot failure as well

    can you post some piccys so we can view the "damage" so to speak ??

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    If it is too bad then you will need to replace the screen...they used to polish the marks out but are unable to do that now as the heat generated from the friction cases the glass to look distorted espcially on a night looking a lights...hope this helps.

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I will get some pictures taken and get them posted up.

    I could do it now actually with my phone camera, although its not the best. brb!

    Tony

    Edit: And the pictures from my phone couldnt really capture it, I will try later with my good camera at home.
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    A said, it depends how bad the scratches are. Finer scratches can be polished out using a glass polishing compound. Lake Country do a glass polishing kit for use with a polishing machine. This works quite well, but is very hard work. A good detailer in your area should be able to help.

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    Ok, got some images took, had to manually focus them so hope i picked it up alright.

    The images are large, so felt it best to link to them, sorry :s

    http://www.gortreck.pwp.blueyonder.c...ssscratch1.jpg

    http://www.gortreck.pwp.blueyonder.c...ssscratch2.jpg

    Tony

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    Never tried this stuff but it would be good to see if it works
    http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...een-repair-kit

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    Try some of that above lol Ive used a similar stuff in the past and it worked well. Notperfect but did make a difference. Although, whenever I do stuff like this, I always end up with a really greasy windscreen !! lol

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    I spent most of my apprentice life at national windscreens polishing scratches just like this out (or trying to), as said earlier they usualy end up distorting the view through the screen and for little improvement in the scratch....Dont spend £30 on either letting someone have a go or on bits and bobs trying to do it yourself, trust me, dig out another £20 and get your screen replaced on your insurance, it wont affect your no claims and you will be happier with the end result.

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    As andy says , it's pointless tryin to repair it mate , get a new one .
    I'm at national at the moment incidentally

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