Repair of scratched glass

Glass wool

10 tips to make a scratch on glass disappear

Scratches on glass surfaces can be removed as long as they are not too deep. For this, many easy and quick-to-perform tricks can be used. However, making these imperfections disappear remains a tedious task that requires a lot of patience. How to proceed? Response.

Use Meudon white to make scratches disappear on a glass pane

White of Meudon

The appearance of scratches on a glass impairs its aesthetics. Before replacing it, it is possible to resort to certain tricks to restore it to its full shine. The use of Meudon white is one of these tricks. This is a natural product based on calcium carbonate. This substance is an important ally for the maintenance of the house. To make scratches disappear on a glass with Meudon white, two methods are possible :

  • Pour Meudon white powder on the glass surface to be repaired, then rub thoroughly with a clean cloth using circular movements.
  • Or impregnate a cloth with this product and rub the damaged part of the glass.

Opting for toothpaste to make scratches on glass disappear

Dentrifrice

Toothpaste is also another effective alternative to make light scratches disappear on a glass surface, whether on a window, on a table, on a watch or even on glasses. To do this, it is necessary to follow certain steps :

  1. Clean the glass surface: This operation must be carried out with a microfiber cloth in order to prevent the condition of the surface from worsening.
  2. Impregnate the cloth with toothpaste: preferably, you should use a white toothpaste and especially do not take the gel one.
  3. Rub the scratches: Once thoroughly soaked in toothpaste, the cloth should be placed on the scratched part of the glass, then carefully rub this area in a circular manner.
  4. Remove toothpaste residues: with a clean and previously moistened cloth, clean the glass surface while taking care not to create other scratches. Delicacy and patience are thus required.
  5. Repeat the operation: it is preferable to repeat the operation to effectively overcome the scratches. Each time, it will be necessary to rub the damaged surface for at least 30 seconds and add a little toothpaste to the cloth.

For an optimal result, it is possible to add a little baking soda to the toothpaste. In this case, it is necessary to let the glass dry for ten minutes after rubbing it with a cloth soaked in the toothpaste-baking soda mixture. To complete the operation, it is simply necessary to clean the surface with a dry cloth.

Use baking soda to reduce scratches on glass

Baking soda

With baking soda, scratches on the glass can be mitigated. After having cleaned the surface to be treated well, it is necessary to prepare the paste by mixing baking soda and water in equal quantities. The preparation should be smooth and not too liquid. Then, it will be necessary to spread the paste on a clean microfiber cloth and gently rub the glass by making circular movements. Finally, it is necessary to remove the excess bicarbonate by passing a damp cloth over the treated surface.

Reduce scratches on glass with cigarette ash

Cigarette ash

One of the products that can help remove imperfections on a glass surface is cigarette ash. Although it seems incredible, this substance is an excellent ally for cleaning a glass surface. To do this, simply put it on a dampened cloth and gently rub the scratched surface. In this method, it is preferable to use a fairly soft cloth such as felt.

Use scratch-resistant paste

Paste for scratching

This product is normally intended for the repair of the body of a car. However, it also proves to be particularly effective on a glass surface, in particular to attenuate scratches on the latter. The method consists in coating a cotton or microfiber cloth with scratch-resistant paste and rubbing the surface. This product is usually available from garage owners.

Clay stone, a good alternative to remove scratches on a glass

Clay stone

To make a glass surface shine, clay stone, also called white stone or silver stone, is a natural and very effective solution. It can be used on different surfaces, whether on wood, metal, plastic or glass. To remove scratches on a glass surface, this trick can be very useful. It is enough to impregnate a clean sponge with clay stone and rub the scratches by gently drawing eights.

To make clay stone, it is appropriate to mix white clay, baking soda, liquid soap and a few drops of essential oils to perfume, then leave to harden for a whole day or more.

Opt for the metal polish to make scratches disappear on glass

Polished to metal

If the scratches are found on a large glazed surface, the ideal way to reduce them is to use the metal polish, especially the one with cerium oxide. Thanks to its abilities to make a shiny surface, the glass pane to be treated will be like new. To do this, you need to use a microfiber cloth, wrap it on a finger, then apply the metal polish to it. Then, gently rub the glass. The amount used must be reasonable to avoid damaging the glass even more.

Glass wool, an excellent solution to eliminate superficial scratches on a glass surface

Glass wool

Particularly useful in the home, the extra fine glass wool makes it possible to do an impeccable cleaning on certain surfaces. Apart from stainless steel, this product is also used to clean glass surfaces and reduce scratches. It is simply enough to take it with you and rub the scratches using circular movements. These gestures are to be carried out with delicacy.

Using nail polish to make scratches on glass disappear

Nail polish

Another tip to remove scratches on glass is to use nail polish, provided that it is transparent. For this method :

  1. It is necessary to clean the surface to be treated well with a damp microfiber cloth and let it dry.
  2. Once the surface is dry, apply the varnish using the brush. It is necessary to put only a thin layer of it. A certain precision is required for this operation by making sure to apply the varnish well only on the scratches. Once this step has been carried out, a break time of one hour is necessary to allow time for the varnish to penetrate well into the scratches.
  3. Finally, remove the varnish layer with a cloth impregnated with solvent by gently rubbing the surface and clean everything well.

Call in a professional to repair deeper scratches

Call on a professional

It is good to know that all the previously proposed solutions are intended to remove light and superficial scratches. If these are obvious and particularly deep, it is better to call a professional. Thanks to specific processes and products, the damaged glass surface returns to its original state. In general, this concerns car windows. On the market, many professionals offer their services in terms of repair.

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