Glass scratch remover

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Glass scratch remover

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Can anyone recommend a good product and method for removing light scratches from windscreen glass, caused by green scotchbrite?
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Post by dnsey »

Jewellers' rouge is the traditional stufffor this sort of job (used damp - wet), but it's pretty hard work!
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Post by citronut »

i thought they use pumice powder , not 100% sure though,

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I have used Autosol with a high degree of success.
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myglaren wrote:I have used Autosol with a high degree of success.
I think I've got a slug left in a tube somewhere, will give it a try.

Any advice on application as I know how important it is to avoid localised polishing?
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None sorry - I used it on a Volvo windscreen - bought a scrap one and discoverd that, after fitting it and cleaning the crap off it it was badly scratched/scored, looked like they had used the windscreen wipers a lot without any rubbers in them :(

Bought a couple of tubes and a polisher to stick on the B&D. Took a couple of hours but the results were perfect. Still have one tube in the cupboard, ten years down the line :)

We use jewellers rouge at work but it isn't anything I have been involved with and I'm currently off work. Makes a hell of a mess!
A very fine powder of ferric oxide is known as jeweler's rouge, red rouge, or simply rouge. It is used to put the final polish on metallic jewelry and lenses, and historically as a cosmetic.
Rouge cuts more slowly than some modern polishes, such as cerium(IV) oxide, but is still used in optics fabrication and by jewelers for the superior finish it can produce. When polishing gold, the rouge slightly stains the gold, which contributes to the appearance of the finished piece. Rouge is sold as a powder, paste, laced on polishing cloths, or solid bar (with a wax or grease binder). Other polishing compounds are also often called "rouge", even when they do not contain iron oxide. Jewelers remove the residual rouge on jewelry by use of ultrasonic cleaning.
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Post by VertVega »

myglaren wrote:I have used Autosol with a high degree of success.
Thanks for the tip :D I didn't know about this product.
I have caused some scratches on my Xantia's left headlight while trying to get rid of the remains of an insect.

I made a quick search for Autosol in YouTube and found good demonstrations.
Here's one sample --> Cleaning a headlight using Autosol polish by ThePolishGuy1.
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Post by myglaren »

That video is great VertVega - would you like to add that into the "Handy Hints & Tips
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Post by MikeT »

It's for my windscreen, the scratches on show in bright sunlight as fine cobweb looking swirls. There's also some wiper scratches that I'd like shot of just because they look horrible.

Thanks for that vid Vertevega, I'll watch it later. Got my rear brakes to sort first.