Windshield eyesore

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Windshield scratches can be avoided by carefully and mindfully using the vehicle. (Photo Credits)

For some car enthusiasts it is easier to restore a scratched body pain than a scratch on the windshield. After all glass is a fragile material to experiment with. Moreover paint scratches will not affect the driver’s driving, while windshield scratches that end up in the wrong area can also affect the driver’s vision.

Top Gear says one of the usual causes of windshield scratches is abrasive material brushing through the windshield. It can be a rug, a windshield or wiper, or anything that gets brushed into the windscreen.

“The most common way of acquiring scratches on your windshield is via wiper usage. We’re all guilty, at one point or another, of accidentally turning on our wipers on a dry day. Sand and abrasive debris usually get caught between the wiper blades and your glass; the last thing you want is to create friction between the two.”

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Glass Polish

The website Speed Final meanwhile shared some tips on how to remove scratches in the windshield. One of the ways they mentioned in their online article is by using glass polish.

“Just as with detailing polish, use the rag and apply the polish onto the scratch. If there are several scratches apply an even layer of polish over the area. While you do not want to waste, you need to ensure the polish enters the cracks. After applying the polish work it over the area gently to ensure cracks are covered with the polish. If need be reapply the glass polish.”

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Related Mobile Windshield Repair and Replacement Services: meanwhile shared some hacks in erasing windshield scratches. One of the hacks they mentioned in their online article is through using baking soda and toothpaste.

“Squeeze about one-quarter of a tube of toothpaste into a bowl, and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix thoroughly with a spatula until no traces of the baking soda are visible. Use your finger to dab some of the mixture onto the scratch. It’s important that you apply with a gentle pressure to avoid further damage to the glass. Rub in the mixture with a circular motion, and then allow it to sit for about five minutes to work on the scratch.”

The rest of the procedure can be found here.

The best way to remove scratches from the windshield though is to have it repaired by a certified autoglass technician.

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