Once you have determined the severity of the scratch, it is time to purchase some equipment for windshield crack repair. You can get most of the equipment if you live near an auto parts or repair shop.
Glass Repair Kit
You can buy a glass repair kit online or in a local automotive parts shop. This is a great option for repairing scratches that are not too deep to cause the windshield to break.
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Step 1: Apply the rubbing substance from the kit to your scratch. Cerium oxide, which is chemically reactive with the glass, seals the scratch and prevents it from getting deeper. The rubbing compound forms a ceriumoxygen-glass mixture that is less hardy than glass and can bond the scratches together.
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Step 2: Allow the compound to dry for 30 minutes.
Step 3: Use a soft cloth to clean the area.
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Clear nail polish
Clear acrylic nail polish can be purchased at most shops but is only suitable for very small scratches. It can be used for minor repairs as it hardens when it dries.
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Step 1: Apply nail polish to the scratch.
Step 2: Allow the nail polish to dry.
Non-gel toothpaste is only good for minor scratches. It should not be used to treat deep scratches. The toothpaste works as a grinding paste, removing a small amount of the glass from the area. This leveled the entire damaged area.
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Step 1: Dry the glass with a clean, dry cloth.
Step 2: Apply toothpaste to a damp cloth.
Step 3: Rub the cloth on the scratch for between 30-40 seconds.
Step 4: Use a damp cloth to remove the toothpaste and dry the area with the lint-free towel.
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Acrylic Scratch Remover
Acrylic scratch removers are a quick solution to small scratches. They can be found at most auto parts stores. This product can fill in scratches and chemically react with glass to fix them.
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Step 1: Use a little remover on a cotton towel.
Step 2: Rub the cloth for approximately one minute over the scratch.
Step 3: Allow the remover to sit for between 20 and 30 minutes.
Step 4: Use a soft cloth to clean the glass.
Step 5: Remove any damage that remains.
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Glass Scrub Compound
Glass scrub compounds are used to remove stubborn dirt and grime from glasses. However, they can also be used for minor scratches on windshield glass. It acts in a similar way to toothpaste. You can level the glass around the scratches and hide the damage.
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Step 1: Apply the compounds to a microfiber cloth dampened with water.
Step 2: Use a circular motion to rub the cloth on the scratch using even pressure.
Step 3: Spray the area with some distilled water between each rotation. You should not let the area dry while you rub it. This can lead to fine scratches.
Step 4: Repeat the process with very small amounts of the compound.
Step 5: Continue the process for a few days, until the scratch disappears.
Buffing machine with water pump
You can also use distilled water to level out the affected area and repair it. This should be used for minor scratches only, as it could cause severe damage to the windshield.
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Step 1: Wrap the windshield around the car with plastic sheets or rags.
Step 2: To make the water efficient, create a dam using several layers of ducttape on the windshield. You can do this by placing one piece of duct tape on the windshield and another to its sticky side. You can repeat the process horizontally, but this time the tape is stuck vertically.
Step 3: Use the distilled water to clean the area. Use patience and don’t apply too much pressure.
Step 4: Clean the windshield residue and take off the covers from the car’s body.
Professional help is recommended if the windshield damage is too severe to be repaired at home. If there is a severe crack, the windshield will need to be replaced.
Step 1: Remove the black parts that hold your windshield in place (called the trim).
Step 2: With large suction cups, the windshield is lifted.
Step 3: Dirt, dust, and old urethane are removed from the pinch welding and new urethane applied to the edges.
Step 4: Next, the new windshield is placed in the car using suction cups. Once it’s in place, let it dry.
How can I avoid scratching my windshield in future?
Keep your windshield protected by keeping your vehicle away from large trucks and other vehicles. Your windshield will be stronger if you park in the shade. High temperatures can cause it to shrink and crack over time. To avoid cracks or scratches from snowballing into large cracks, you should repair any damage to your windshield as soon as possible.
No matter the extent of damage to your windshield, we can help you fix it using our service centers in over 90 cities. AIS Windshield Experts provides professional support and windshield replacement on-the-spot. We will have you in and out in no time. We are India’s largest network of automotive glass repair and replacement. Our windshield crack repair services are reliable and top-notch.
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