As a leader in the glass repair industry, we are often asked can scratches be removed from glass? The good news is that in most cases, scratched glass can be repaired, although the severity of the scratch will determine the extent of the repair needed.
Can scratches be removed from glass?
If you’re dealing with minor scratches on your glass, you may be able to remove them yourself with some simple household items. Cerium oxide is a popular compound used in glass restoration to remove minor glass scratches. It is a powder that when mixed with water forms a paste. The paste is applied to the scratched area of the glass, and a polishing pad is used to buff the surface in a circular motion. As the pad moves over the glass scratch, it breaks down the cerium oxide particles, creating a fine abrasive that can remove light scratches. The process is repeated until the scratch is no longer visible. Cerium oxide is effective for removing shallow scratches on glass surfaces, mineral deposits, or hard water. It is a safe and environmentally friendly compound that is widely used in the glass restoration industry.
More sevely scratched glass requires additional steps
For deeper scratches, you may need to use a glass restoration kit or seek the services of a professional glass restoration company. Shine Glass Renewal has been repairing both commercial and residential glass for over 15 years. These kits typically include a series of abrasive discs of varying grits that are used to remove the scratch. The process involves applying the discs in a specific order, starting with the coarsest grit and gradually moving to finer grits until the scratch is removed. It’s important to note that this method without sufficient training can leave the glass with more severe damage than it initially had. It is always best to consult a professional to determine the best course of action.
So, can scratched window glass be repaired? The answer is yes, with the right tools and expertise. At Shine Glass Renewal, we specialize in scratched glass repair and glass restoration. Our team of professionals has the training and experience to restore your glass to its original condition. If you have scratches glass that needs repair, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.