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Offline 1969 Cale II

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Glass scratches
« on: June 25, 2017, 09:47:35 PM »
Anybody ever successfully remove scratches from side glass? Midsize car side glass is tough to find NOS. 1969 Cyclone is the car but glass is glass

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Glass scratches
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 11:53:22 PM »
Anybody ever successfully remove scratches from side glass? Midsize car side glass is tough to find NOS. 1969 Cyclone is the car but glass is glass
The problem many times is that to get some deep scratches out of the glass is that it has to be polished enough that although the scratches are removed you have distortion in the glass on account of the varying thickness as a result of the polishing process. The distortion looks just as bad as scratches in its own way and sometimes worse IMO. The good news is that some light scratches can be taken out most of the time without distortion if shallow enough that they will not catch a finger nail. If it will catch a nail it is too deep and probably the glass will be distorted if you can even polish the scratch out. 
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Offline jwc66k

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Re: Glass scratches
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 12:01:41 AM »
Eastwood has a "scratch remover kit". I used it to remove wiper scratches until I got a new windshield. Like Bob says, deep scratches are difficult
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Glass scratches
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 12:27:13 AM »
Might want to call West Coast Cougars and ask them

Worth a try
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Offline 1969 Cale II

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Re: Glass scratches
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 12:00:42 AM »
Thanks Guys, my thought was is if you don't see the scratch you might not see the waviness. Just like body work. Wish you could fill and block sand scratches. Midsize Fords don't have side repro glass and NOS is non existant.