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How to Repair a Scratch in Your Car's Window

Updated on May 21, 2020

Most drivers have already found a scratch on one of the car's windows. This is a very frequent and very dangerous situation since the probability of the glass breaking is enormous. Find out how you can repair a scratch on one of your car windows and you will find that it is easier than it looks.

Worse than breaking a car window is breaking a glass while the vehicle is moving, as the stability of the car and the safety of its passengers will be compromised.

When a glass is scratched or has a crack smaller than a coin, it means that it can “crack” at any time and then the driver will have to replace it.

There are certain car insurance policies that cover the breaking of windows, however, whenever you check the condition of your car and detect a scratch on one of the car windows, the driver can repair it. You can do this through the following way:

1 - Collect all the necessary materials. To repair a scratch on your car window and start getting down to work, you need to be equipped with the appropriate materials. Are they:

- Toothpaste

- Sodium bicarbonate

- Glass cleaner

- Glycerin

- Soft cleaning cloths

- Containers with water

2 - Clean the scratch. Use a glass cleaner to spray the affected area and with the help of a soft cloth, clean the area where the scratch is. You must make sure that you clean all the dirt and impurities that are there. A good cleaning will allow you to obtain the best results.

3 - Mix the toothpaste with the baking soda in a container. The objective of mixing toothpaste with sodium bicarbonate is to obtain a specific preparation to spread on the spot where the scratch is found. It is essential that the preparation is mixed consistently, until there are no traces of sodium bicarbonate. Then, the driver has to apply the concentrate he prepared and must do it through circular movements, in order to cover the entire affected area. Let the preparation stand and act for about 5 minutes.

4 - Scrub the scratch. Use a soft kitchen towel and remove the preparation you had previously placed. When removing the toothpaste with baking soda, do it with circular movements and polish until the risk disappears. If it doesn't work the first time and the risk remains, you should repeat the entire process for a period of approximately 15 minutes.

5 - Clean the scratch area. Use a glass cleaner and a soft kitchen towel to clean the scratched area. If the risk is no longer visible, it means that the car will be as new, as if you had just bought it. On the other hand, if the scratch is still visible, the driver will be frustrated since his efforts seem to have been insufficient, but that does not mean that the process ends here, on the contrary.

6 - Make the treatment of iron oxide. This is the moment when the second phase of removing a scratch from the car window begins. It is necessary to add a tablespoon of water with iron oxide and glycerin. Use equal portions of each product and combine all products in one container. Mix well until you get a concentrate that has a uniform color.

7 - Apply the iron oxide treatment to the scratch. At this stage, you should place the concentrate you prepared on the scratch of the car glass. Do not apply too much force or apply too much pressure on the glass and let the preparation work for a period of 5 minutes.


8 - Clean the glass. This is the last step in this process and you must use the glass cleaner liquid and with the help of a cloth you must remove the iron oxide treatment that you placed on the glass. If you are not happy with the results, repeat the iron oxide treatment again and you will see that your car window will look like new. The process must be repeated every 6 months so that the scratch does not appear again.

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      Mitchelle Peter 

      5 weeks ago from Dubai, U.A.E

      Interesting article!

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