Scratches are a common occurrence in any glass surface. The problem however lies in the removal of said scratch—you could opt for a brand new replacement or the tried and true techniques readily available at your disposal.
However, keep in mind to take precautions in the process of restoration as improper techniques could possibly account for further damage. Here are some of the best methods to ensure a restored glass surface that is good as new.
Check The Scratch
If you find yourself stumped as to when a professional should step in or when household hacks could fix the issue, refer to the depth of the scratch. Considering a depth that can be sensed with your fingernails–especially on double glazed surfaces, that would be your cue to contact glass scratch repair experts.
Otherwise on negligible scratches, simple hacks could leave the glass looking as good as new in just a few minutes while saving you some coin. Regardless of the method of choice, cleaning the surface prior to any attempt at mending is essential. A grimy surface would not be the ideal beginning, so take to polishing the surface prior to any attempts at mending.
It Wasn’t Mint To Be
Toothpaste is an inexpensive alternative to repairing glass windows to its former scratch-free glory, where any type would suffice in addressing this issue. To start with, utilise any micro-fibre rags at hand along with some warm water to ensure the treated surface is free of both stains and fingerprints.
Newspapers have been known to achieve similar, if not better results in accomplishing that glossy look. Just purpose them as you would with a paper towel. Following this, squeeze out a coin sized amount of toothpaste and carefully work it onto the marked exterior for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Before a final polish, don’t hesitate to reapply these steps until you’re satisfied with the outcome.
Baking (Soda) News
Concoct a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water until it resembles a thick gloop. Less is more in this case, so apply a small amount to the scratched glass using a soft cloth of choice.
Following half a minute of minimal pressured buffing, inspect the mark. A mark that is shallow enough should have disappeared by now. Once again, remove all access traces of the paste with warm water.
!Nail polish would be particularly effective in getting to those hard to reach marks at the nooks and crannies. Simply paint a thin coat of any clear polish onto the intended surface using the provided applicator. Inspect at least after half an hour to ensure a completely dried plane. Use a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover on parts surrounding the spot.
The intention behind this hack would allow for the nail polish to fill in any grooves from the scratches, thus restoring it to its original pristine self.
Here Comes Double; Glazing And Solutions
Double glazed glasses are an excellent choice of eco-friendly options. However, the previously suggested hacks may not be particularly efficient at vanishing marks from this glass fabrication. Besides, considering the pretty penny placed in attaining double glazed glass, further damages are to be avoided at all cost.
Instead, opt for using synthetic substances such as cerium oxide in polishing the surface with a non-abrasive cloth. As a last resort, iron oxide may be used in replacement of cerium oxide. Then, sponge off the access with a quick spritz of distilled water.
Be it your door or a window, big or small, glasses act as a portal to the outdoors. We hope you can apply these tips to maintain not only your connection to nature but also to yourself!
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