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Windscreen scratch arc - any luck removing?

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Hi all

Ive got an XC70 in stock which has a 20cm windscreen scratch where it’s gone white probably from crud being under the wiper or something similar - not deep but not surface 

just wondering how you normally tackle these - DIY or get someone over?

 

i have seen kits online - are they any good? 
 

thanks and happy trading 

jack

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2 hours ago, j4ck100 said:

Hi all

Ive got an XC70 in stock which has a 20cm windscreen scratch where it’s gone white probably from crud being under the wiper or something similar - not deep but not surface 

just wondering how you normally tackle these - DIY or get someone over?

 

i have seen kits online - are they any good? 
 

thanks and happy trading 

jack

try jewellers rouge, used for removing marks from watch faces, comes in power form just ad a bit of water like a g3 compound.

as a rule, if you can get your finger nail in the scratch its usually too deep to polish, anything else will come off with the rouge.

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Get a new windscreen fitted, never get it out 100%, you'll be wasting money and time and getting stressed with it.

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I was gonna suggest a hammer and a phone call :lol:

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You could buy a Mirka glass polishing system, however they advise against doing the windshield as it will create distortion as you remove glass.

 

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The problem is that the dirt gets buried into the scratch. If you have a chip or scratch you 'must' deal with it ASAP. A shitty scratched screen is such a turn off at sale time, like having a dent in the bonnet.

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1 hour ago, metcars said:

The problem is that the dirt gets buried into the scratch. If you have a chip or scratch you 'must' deal with it ASAP. A shitty scratched screen is such a turn off at sale time, like having a dent in the bonnet.

Yep, even on an oldie I struggle to get away with a fine arc on the back window. On the windscreen they just make the car look a complete mess. 

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