How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Window

A scratch on a car window is something you might have to deal with at one point or the other. Car window scratches does not just ruin your vehicle's wholeness and good appearance, it can also lead to accidents as it may affect your ability to see the road properly while driving.

Leaving a car window scratch unattended for long is very risky as it can lead to bigger damage such as sudden window shattering, which can cause a serious accident.

The good news, however, is that you don't have to replace your car window because it has a scratch, you can easily remove scratches from your car window and it doesn't take much to do so.

The guide below will show you how to remove scratches on your car window.

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HOW TO REMOVE SCRATCHES FROM YOUR CAR GLASS

DETERMINE HOW DEEP THE SCRATCH IS

When you observe a scratch or scratches in your car window, the first step to take is to check how intense the scratch is. This effort is necessary so that you do not waste your time and effort on a losing cause.

The next step is to roll your fingernails over the scratched area to feel the impact of the scratch. If you can run your fingernails with little or no friction over the window surface, then this article is best for you.

Surface scratch on car windows can most times be a very easy task only if you have the rightful information. Here is a list of the methods that you can use to fix or repair the scratch on your car window;

HOW TO REMOVE SCRATCHES FROM WINDSHIELD WITH TOOTHPASTE

After reading through multiple articles and watching countless YouTube videos I decided that this would probably be the safest option for me because of its multiple recommendations from other users.

This wonderful household item doesn't just cleanse your teeth but can renew your car window. Here's how it works:

  • First, make sure you are about to use a toothpaste that is a paste i.e it shouldn't be gel toothpaste
  • Mix the paste with baking soda if you like
  • Get a moderately wet microfiber rag or cloth and use it to gently clean the car window.
  •  Put some toothpaste directly onto the scratch.
  • Use the rag to gently rub over the toothpaste on the scratched area in a circular  motion for about 30 seconds
  • Rinse off the toothpaste and dry the surface with a separate rag
  • In case all the scratches are not be gone at once you just have to repeat the process
  • And just like that, your car window is as good as new.

There are also a number of options you could explore such as:

HOW TO REMOVE FINE SCRATCHES FROM WINDSHIELD WITH METAL POLISH

The metal polish as the name implies is simply used for polishing metals but don't be fooled as this piece of an item can rid your car window of any scratches in a matter of minutes.

  • First and foremost cleanliness, use a damp cloth to clean the scratched area of your car window
  • Next, you would wrap a polyester cloth or a cotton ball around your finger(s)
  • Put the polish on the cloth or cotton ball but make sure to avoid using excessive polish so as not to worsen the scratch
  • Now, you would gently rub the cloth or cotton ball on the window scratch for about 30 seconds or until you are certain the scratch has cleared up
  • Rinse the polish with water and dry the window with a cloth, by now the scratch on your car window would have been gone entirely

HOW TO REMOVE FINE SCRATCHES FROM CAR GLASS WITH NAIL POLISH

You are probably thinking "Nail polish?" Well yes, nail polish. This unique material not only beautifies your nails but works well when it comes to removing scratches on your car

  • You begin with cleaning the scratched area of the window
  • When the window is dry, take the applicator that comes with the nail polish and put it no the nail polish
  • After dipping it in the nail polish, apply it on the scratch of the car window and gently spread the polish over the scratch as much as possible.
  • Leave the polish to dry on the spot for the next hour
  • After you are certain that an hour as passed, put some nail polish remover on polyester cloth. You only need to put an amount that would clean the polish
  • Gently rub the polyester cloth containing the nail polish remover over the area where you previously applied the nail polish
  • And voila, your car window is free from scratches and as good as new

Note that only a bottle of clear nail polish should be used. You should also try to avoid contact from the applicator in the nail polish and the car window as much as possible, this would prevent more scratches.

HOW TO REMOVE FINE SCRATCHES FROM YOUR CAR GLASS WITH BAKING SODA

Baking soda can be used for a number of things such as baking, cleaning your teeth, and yes, fixing scratches on your car window. Here's how yo use it:

  • Pour a bit of baking soda in a bowl or cup and mix with water
  • Mix the two elements till it turns to a pasty form
  • Dab a polyester cloth/rag  in the mixture and apply to the scratch
  • Gently rub the polyester cloth on the spot in a circular motion for the next 30 seconds
  • Rinse and wipe the spot with lukewarm water and a dry polyester cloth
  • By now, the scratch is already cleared up and the car window looks as good as ever.

HOW TO REMOVE FINE SCRATCHES FROM YOUR CAR GLASS WITH SCRATCH REPAIR KITS

There are a number of scratch repair kits on the market today. The disadvantage of this item is that unlike the toothpaste, baking soda, and nail polish it is not a household item. However,  you can always go to your nearest auto store to buy one. The scratch repair kit is mainly used to fix scratches on the car but it works just as well in fixing car window scratches.

  • Begin by drying the surface of the car window with a microfiber cloth
  • Reach for the clear coat pen in the kit and mix the contents
  • Apply the contents of the clear coat pen on the scratch until desired. However,  this should not be applied in excess
  • Leave the clear coat on the spot for the next 24 hours
  • In case you happen to have any raised areas of clear coat, polish it gently with the supplied pads. I advise you to use pads 1 and 2 because they are more abrasive than pads 3 and 4.

You can also follow the instruction manual that comes with the kit but if you decide to do it yourself, make sure to be extra careful so you wouldn't cause more damage to the car window

FINAL THOUGHTS

Car scratches on your window are almost inevitable, they can be avoided but they are expected. If or when you do encounter this issue all you have to do is follow the simple tips listed above, this way you need not call a repairman as you are able to fix the scratches yourself.

However, it important to reiterate that the options provided in this article may only work for thin, surface scratches; that means you may need to call a professional or replace the car window if the damage is greater than that such as a deep crack.

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