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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 12th, 2008, 7:03 pm Thread Starter
 
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Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

I need some advice on a product that would help to remove scratches from my windscreen
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post #2 of 10 Old Apr 12th, 2008, 7:31 pm
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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

If you have a polycarbonate (BMW OEM or V-stream) it ain't gonna' happen.

If you have acrylic (all the rest) you might have a chance of cleaning it up with some elbow grease, time and the right products.

A simple test: If you drag your fingernail across the scratches and you can feel it "catch" you won't be able to polish them out.

So, what do you have?


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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

There's a product called novus 2 fine scratch remover. But like Ron said if you can feel the scratch don't bother trying to remove it. Dave
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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

Ditto on the Novus 2. When my K75S was knocked over in a parking lot ,and the windshield was scratched from the gravel I was getting ready to purchase a new shield when someone told me about the Novus 2. I think I paid like $10.00 for the bottle and it cleaned them right up. The insurance check was already in the bank for the repairs, so the shield $$$ were extra play money I still have the bottle and use it on my helmet's face shield, vehicle headlights that start to cloud over and any other plastic with scratches ( except sun glasses )

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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

This micromesh kit works good.It's a bit of money up front but does wonders for bad windscreens..


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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

I've used Kit Scratch-Out to get fogging and light scratches out of the stock windscreen in the past. Should be available from most auto parts stores.

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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

Novus makes a 1, 2,and 3 scratch remover

Novus 3 is for the most serious scratches, 2 for medium scratches , 1 for cleanup and protection.

I have used these on many windshields and had good results.

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Re: Advice for removal of scratches from windscreen

I don't know if it is worth the time and energy, but if you insist, I will get the details for how we remove scratches from the acrylic fish tanks at The Florida Aquarium.

The tanks are from 1" to 12" thick and the process takes about 2 hours per SQ FT, inside and out. We start with an abrasive pad # X and work 1 SQ FT area 5-15 minutes with an orbital sander and then keep going down in abrasive number (actually up) 15 numbers. By the time it is finished, all scratches are removed and it looks very very good...... Might just be cheaper to replace the windshield.

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Yes if the scratch can be felt, give it a name and enjoy the memory of how it got there,but small scratches and haze came out for me with 3M Plastic Polish part #39010.
I gave up on the OE "fog" coating and blasted it off both sides with a pressure washer and then hit it with 3M polish and then Meguiar's mirror glaze #10,figured I had nothing to loose as the windscreen was dam rough anyway, still looksgood after 2 years ,also cleared up the radio display .

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Thank you all for the advice. Great site for such things. Enjoy the ride.

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