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Old 04-10-2010, 2:56 AM   #1
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How do i get rid of Windshield Wiper Scratches?

My car has these streaks/scratches from the front Wiper that will not come off by rubbing or window cleaner.

This picture is of my window when it's clean:

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Is there any way to clear it up?

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Old 04-10-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Is it scratches or residue of some sort?
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Old 04-10-2010, 2:33 PM   #3
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Try a windshield shop .. maybe they have polishes .. I have never had any luck .. others might chime in but if they do .. Please speak from experience .. not speculation or hearsay.
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This subject has come up quite a few times before...

From experience, I can say that this works on stubborn wiper track marks..nothing else I tried did. You need a PC to do it, some elbow grease and patience, but you will get the desired result (i.e., a clean windshield). One note, if you can feel the marks with your fingernail, nothing will work.
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I wonder if a detail shop would be better? ....Since those guys have more experience with rotary's and knowledge of polishes


I got wiper scratches also and was looking to remove them. I figured some sort of polish would be required.
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I've had the tempered passenger door windows buffed by a glass specialist, so I assume that the laminate windshield will definately buff out since it has more give to it than does a temperd piece of glass, try yellow pages for glass polishing etc...
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Something could always "accidently" fall on it and crack it?? Insurance claim??
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Something could always "accidently" fall on it and crack it?? Insurance claim??
hahaha definitely not gonna do that....
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I've had the tempered passenger door windows buffed by a glass specialist, so I assume that the laminate windshield will definately buff out since it has more give to it than does a temperd piece of glass, try yellow pages for glass polishing etc...
i might try that, thanks
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Glass Polishing Kit for Deep Scratches most glass polishers contain Cerium Oxide an optical polishing compound (belonging to the group of elements known as rare earth) all necessary precautions should be used with regard to the dust produced. Removes deep scratches from automotive glass and save the replacement costs, this abrasive system literally grinds away imperfections until scratches disappear, works best with a Rotary set at 1500-2000 RPM.

The Lake Country Glass Restoration Kit #2 is for heavy duty glass polishing. This kit will polish and restore automotive glass and other glass surfaces. This machine powered system restores clarity by removing wiper tracks, light scratches, water spots and other minor defects. Designed for use on automotive windshields and Automotive Glass; most other glass surfaces.

For use with rotary buffers or dual-action polishers, the kit contains enough materials to polish and seal approximately 7,200 square inches.
Warning- this system removes glass, maintain a wet surface and keep pad moving to avoid heat build-up an avoid causing optical distortion Eastwoods kit includes: self-adhering hook and loop pad, coarse, medium and fine abrasives. (Pro Glass Polishing Kit (40011) and instructions from Eastwood.com

Cerium oxide:
[: Cerium (IV) oxide, ceric oxide, ceria, or sometimes simply cerium oxide CeO2 or cerium dioxide, is a pale yellow-white powder. It is used in ceramics, to polish glass, and to sensitize photosensitive glass. It is also used in lapidary as jeweller’s rouge; it is also known as optician's rouge]


Use caution with polishes that contain aggressive abrasives like aluminium silica, aluminium oxide or cerium oxide (belonging to the group of elements known as rare earth) all necessary safety precautions should be used with regard to the dust produced.

They also have the potential to damage glass by removing layers; compromising its strength and rigidity, necessitating replacement An airbag relies on the glass windshield as it ‘backing plate’ (i.e. it supports the inflated bag and gives it the necessary rigidity, as it is unable to arrest forward motion without some kind of strong support) so don’t do anything that would compromise it.
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