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How to Repair the auto glass scratches: If your window glass is scratched then it is unsafe as it hinders visibility and deflects light. It could also hurt you.

The windows in our car are made up of 'safety glass'. There are expensive glass scratch removing kits available. For the scratched and hazed window we have a compound called 'Jeweler Rouge'. It is a mixture of aluminium oxide, ferric oxide and wax. It is red in colour and used to polish metals. It has a bar like shape.

The second ingredient in the kit is glycerine. It gives moisture to your skin and is part of many lotion and soaps.

And the third and last ingredient is watemr which does'nt have high mineral count.

Before we use this compound on the glass window we have to make sure that the glass is clean. First, clean the glass with a cleanser(Citric or alcohol based cleanser). Wipe the cleanser with soft terry cloth. Once the cleaning is done see that there is no dirt near the scratch. Now, since the window is clean we will start making the compound by mixing the ingredients:

  • Take 2 tablespoon Glycerine
  • Take 2 tablespoon water
  • Take 2 tablespoon Jeweler's Rouge

Mix these ingredients vigourously in a container. Once the ingredients are mixed and the compound is ready, put some compound on the scratch area and rub gently.Once the compound is applied let it dry for 20 to 30 seconds. After the compound drieds off clean it with soapy water. If the scratch is deep you have to repeat the instructions many times.

Repeat the process every six months as the scratches are expected to comeback.

Windscreen Replacement:

If there are many chips and cracks on the windscreen then you have to replace the windscreen with a new one.

Find the make, model and year of production of the car so that we don't have to go back and forth to measure the windscreen and go around different shops for that same type of the windscreen purchase.

Once you have got the new windscreen you need to have suction cups to remove and place the windscreen in the window. If you do not have suction cups then it will take a lot of time to remove the windscreen from the window and you will have many cuts and wounds on your hand while removing it.

Once the suction cups are placed properly on the windscreen. There is a tool, which is used to remove the windscreen. The tool is also used to cut the sealant that keeps the windscreen in place. Dried sealant has to be also removed with the help of the tool. New sealant has to be squeeezed all around the frame of the car. Now place the new screen on the sealant. If water enters and air rushes in through the windscreen then it suggests that the windscreen is not placed properly.

So to place the windscreen properly repeat the same process carefully so that windscreen replacement takes place flawlessly.

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