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Old 14-09-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Glass - deep clean and fine scratch removal

My windscreen and other windows on the car are in need of a bloody good clean and polish.

The windscreen has some very, very fine scratches which you can only see in certain light. What's the best way of removing these scratches?

Also, what's the best product to really clean the glass and restore the clarity? I've read that Bar Keeper's Friend is good but Will this alter the optics of the glass? I know to only use this product on the outside of the windows

Advice welcome.
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Old 14-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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Old 14-09-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Yup, another for BKF, ( do like a TLA,three letter acronym)
If you really want to get rid of the scratches go for the ceri glass kit, lots of work but worth it
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Yup, another for BKF, ( do like a TLA,three letter acronym)
If you really want to get rid of the scratches go for the ceri glass kit, lots of work but worth it
Can the CeriGlass kit be used by hand? Will it distort the glass and muck up the optics?
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Not really, I used a cordless drill and it still took an age, you need to beware heat build up, and it is uber messy with cerium oxide slurry flinging all over the gaff!
Optics? I really wouldn't worry, unless you went mental on one area/spot. The kit is cheap tho'
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Not really, I used a cordless drill and it still took an age, you need to beware heat build up, and it is uber messy with cerium oxide slurry flinging all over the gaff!
Optics? I really wouldn't worry, unless you went mental on one area/spot. The kit is cheap tho'
Cheers for the advice. Will the kit remove scratches by hand as effectively as using a DA?
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.... Will the kit remove scratches by hand as effectively as using a DA?
Probably not. I spent several hours with a rotary so I would imagine a DA is less efficient and working by hand is far less effective than a DA.

This does not mean you should not try, just limit your expectations
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