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Old 05-20-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a glass polish for removing minor scratches from glass? Thanks.
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you can try this stuff, no flames please. I have used it with success, ymmv. on glass it will be a long boring project, but it is worth a shot

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Thanks. I'll Google that. The scratches are on my sunroof glass, which is tinted. Does anyone know how this is tinted. Is it on the inside or outside, or somehow in the glass itself? If it is on the outside, polishing the scratches would obviously remove the tint.
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Thanks. I'll Google that. The scratches are on my sunroof glass, which is tinted. Does anyone know how this is tinted. Is it on the inside or outside, or somehow in the glass itself? If it is on the outside, polishing the scratches would obviously remove the tint.
IIRC, the glass itself is tinted chemically when it is made. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Also, you might try Liquid Glass, available at Checker Auto Parts, Fleet Farm, and a few other places I am unaware of in the Minneapolis area.

If that doesn't work, there is a good sunroof glass sitting here in Sauk Centre you can have for a few $ -it does need the trim ring repainted Satin black, but the glass itself is in A-1 condition and I will even help install it -I just helped Sonoma_Zr2 switch his in St. Cloud on Friday morning and it took about 10 minutes -there'* eight easily accessible scews and it'* out.
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Thanks for the info on that product. I have a Checker and Fleet Farm within a few miles of me. I may end up having to take you up on that glass, but I'll not have you help putting it in because if I need to paint the trim, I want to do that out of the car. The story is, my trim was chipping also, so I set out to sand it all down and then paint. I have a palm orbital sander and was carefully sanding the trim with 240 grit, but at one spot, touched the glass! Driver'* side front corner. To say I was pi$$ed is an understatement. Doing it off the car would be much easier, I think. There is a glass place here in town that advertises scratch removal, and I will check with them in the morning. I'm off tomorrow so hopefully they can do it reasonably. Checking in the repair manual, they describe 3 screws on each side for a total of six. That'* just to get the glass and trim out. Do you take the whole mechanism out. Thanks much. I'll keep you advised.
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Thanks for the info on that product. I have a Checker and Fleet Farm within a few miles of me. I may end up having to take you up on that glass, but I'll not have you help putting it in because if I need to paint the trim, I want to do that out of the car. The story is, my trim was chipping also, so I set out to sand it all down and then paint. I have a palm orbital sander and was carefully sanding the trim with 240 grit, but at one spot, touched the glass! Driver'* side front corner. To say I was pi$$ed is an understatement. Doing it off the car would be much easier, I think. There is a glass place here in town that advertises scratch removal, and I will check with them in the morning. I'm off tomorrow so hopefully they can do it reasonably. Checking in the repair manual, they describe 3 screws on each side for a total of six. That'* just to get the glass and trim out. Do you take the whole mechanism out. Thanks much. I'll keep you advised.
there are those and 3 on the trough assembly in front. easy as pie though. no, you don't have to remove the track assembly, just glass.
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Thanks. I'll Google that. The scratches are on my sunroof glass, which is tinted. Does anyone know how this is tinted. Is it on the inside or outside, or somehow in the glass itself? If it is on the outside, polishing the scratches would obviously remove the tint.
IIRC, the glass itself is tinted chemically when it is made. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Also, you might try Liquid Glass, available at Checker Auto Parts, Fleet Farm, and a few other places I am unaware of in the Minneapolis area.

If that doesn't work, there is a good sunroof glass sitting here in Sauk Centre you can have for a few $ -it does need the trim ring repainted Satin black, but the glass itself is in A-1 condition and I will even help install it -I just helped Sonoma_Zr2 switch his in St. Cloud on Friday morning and it took about 10 minutes -there'* eight easily accessible scews and it'* out.
Unless there is another product by the same name, Liquid Glass is just a sealant. It won't do anything for scratches. You need a glass polish. I've read glass is very hard to polish, so you are in for a real project.
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Thanks for the info on that product. I have a Checker and Fleet Farm within a few miles of me. I may end up having to take you up on that glass, but I'll not have you help putting it in because if I need to paint the trim, I want to do that out of the car. The story is, my trim was chipping also, so I set out to sand it all down and then paint. I have a palm orbital sander and was carefully sanding the trim with 240 grit, but at one spot, touched the glass! Driver'* side front corner. To say I was pi$$ed is an understatement. Doing it off the car would be much easier, I think. There is a glass place here in town that advertises scratch removal, and I will check with them in the morning. I'm off tomorrow so hopefully they can do it reasonably. Checking in the repair manual, they describe 3 screws on each side for a total of six. That'* just to get the glass and trim out. Do you take the whole mechanism out. Thanks much. I'll keep you advised.
I would suggest replacing the glass. This glass piece we have came from the unit I got to replace my track. After we put it in, the glass needed adjusting, so we just pulled it and put my glass back in. the trim touch up on this piece is minimal. there is just 1 little area that has flacked off, we might just get by touching it up with a little brush.
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I had a glass guy out this morning and he could not remove it. BlueEyes, when would you be available to do the switch and how much do you want for the glass? Maybe you should PM me so the moderators don't get on us. Thanks
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I had a glass guy out this morning and he could not remove it. BlueEyes, when would you be available to do the switch and how much do you want for the glass? Maybe you should PM me so the moderators don't get on us. Thanks
You choose when you want to do it. I actually swapped with the glass in my car (has a bit more paint peel on the edges). As for price, talk to Sonoma -it'* his, and I'll chip in some to since I got some of it too.
I'll try and get the rest of the paint peeled off and some primer on as well as some satin paint. That way it'* ready when you come up here.
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