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Scratch in windshield

Well the title of the thread pretty much sums it up. I have a small scratch in my windshield. It is not something that would bother me except for the fact that it is directly in front of me as I'm driving. If it were in a corner or somewhere other than where it is I wouldn't even care about it. Does anyone know if there is a way to get it out? I have heard buffing is actually bad for modern windshields.

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Well the title of the thread pretty much sums it up. I have a small scratch in my windshield. It is not something that would bother me except for the fact that it is directly in front of me as I'm driving. If it were in a corner or somewhere other than where it is I wouldn't even care about it. Does anyone know if there is a way to get it out? I have heard buffing is actually bad for modern windshields.
Unless a crack, I wouldn't expect any of those do it yourself patch kits to be much help as they rely on being pumped into the crack to harden a bit.

Have you checked with any of those quickie windshield repair places to see if they could get the repair epoxy to stick into the crack to smooth it out enough it doesn't bother you? You MIGHT be able to do this yourself by mixing the stuff or using the sunlight cured stuff and a small stick--then you'd need the very smooth piece of
covering for the scratch for about an hour until it hardens.

? Polishing may thin the glass a bit, but as long as you stay away from any of the washer sensors, auto-headlight sensors, etc. it shouldn't hurt--but it does tend to
leave a somewhat wavy looking area that you may find bothersome. You'd want to ask a local glass repair expert what those results might look like.

A junk yard replacement is an option for budget repairs if your insurance wouldn't cover the "oops, a rock hit that scratch" option.
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Re: Scratch in windshield

If you can catch your fingernail in the scratch it is too deep to polish out. If you can't , call a glass company and discuss a repair.
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