Windscreen scratch

This forum is designated for Detailing discussion...
Forum rules
Please take a look at the rules for posting in the Technical section as all posts will be moderated accordingly...

Technical Section Rules
Post Reply
Posts: 870
Registered for: 17 years 1 month
Location: Johannesburg

Windscreen scratch

Post by Farhad1 »

As luck would have it, the wiper rubber came off during a storm and now the windscreen has a thick scratch.

Any idea what can I use to remove this?
User avatar
Posts: 4293
Registered for: 14 years 2 months
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Passat B8
Membership No: missing
Location: Randburg

Re: Windscreen scratch

Post by Belix »

I've heard of people using a DA and light compound for light scratches. I've also got a scratch from the windscreen wipers, but no DA to try it out.
Thought I might try just with a drill and pad and see what happens...

Or maybe try these guys?
Posts: 1462
Registered for: 8 years 3 months
Location: Pretoria

Re: Windscreen scratch

Post by VAG Fan »

I think most of this comes down to using the right compound. Glass is hard. To my knowledge, it requires a dedicated cutting compound and polish.
Mark R.
- - - - - - - - - -
2004 VW Golf TDI, type 1J, AHF, 317k (2016-current) --- daily
1990 VW Fox, type 16, HM, 304k (2005-current) --- spare runaround
1992 Audi 500 SE, type C4, AAR (2001-2020) --- nice while it lasted
1983 VW Golf GTS, type 17, FR (1992-2005) --- most fun car I've ever had
1978 Audi 100 GLS 5E, type 43, WC (1991-92) --- died in the side of a Rekord who cut me off
- - - - - - - - - -
User avatar
V6 Capri
Posts: 700
Registered for: 12 years 2 months
Car Make: Ford
Car Model: V6 Capri
Membership No: missing

Re: Windscreen scratch

Post by V6 Capri »

Cerium Oxide is apparently what you use on the glass to get fine scratches and marks out.
Glass "polish" is just to remove hard water spots and imbedded dirt.
2016 VW Touran 1.6TDi
1971 Baywindow project

1964 Ford Anglia 997cc
1972 Ford Capri 3L GT
1994 Escort Cosworth (replica)
1996 Escort 2L Zetec
Post Reply