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We can remove most scratches from glass and plastic, while minimizing or eliminating visual distortion. Please take a moment to explore the site, view the examples below, and call us or text us at 352-405-1444 to schedule a free estimate. Don't put up with worn out glass and windows, call us to remove the scratches and haze!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR SCRATCHED GLASS!

SuperGlass Windshield Repair is a Nationwide Chain,

and we specialize in glass and acrylic repair and restoration.

WIPER SCRATCHES

Before we restored this windshield, it was covered with deep scratches from both wipers.

WHAT WE DO

WIPER ARCS

The most common scratches on a vehicle are wiper arcs on the windshield or back glass. These are caused by sand and debris trapped in the wiper blade while it is wiping the windshield. This damage appears as a white or frosty arc in the shape of the wiper arc.

SIDE TEMPERED GLASS

Scratches on the side tempered glass are usually caused by sand or debris in the seal around the window in the door. The scratches are usually vertical from the end up and down motion of the window opening and closing.

OTHER SCRATCHES

Other scratches may be caused by scraping ice with a metal object, vandalism

or contact with an abrasive object against the glass.

HARD WATER STAINS

Hard water, when left to dry on the glass, can leave behind mineral residue as the water evaporates. The buildup of mineral deposits eventually becomes visible and will inhibit safe driving vision. The hard water stains appear as white or opaque circles on the glass.

ACID STAINS

Many vehicles are washed with a soap and acid mixture to more effectively remove grime and debris. When the acid mixture is allowed to dry on the surface of the glass it will lightly etch the glass which interferes with the clarity of the glass. The acid staining appears to be dried soap suds on the glass that won't rinse off.

REMOVE OUTGASSING

After a number of years, plastic dashboards emit vapors from the vinyl on to the inside of the windshield glass. After years of accumulation, the surface becomes very difficult to clean. The smear of the vinyl residue can make light appear diffused and inhibit safe driving vision.

DEEP CLEANING

The surface of glass is rough and uneven when viewed under a microscope. These irregularities trap dirt and other debris that adds up to inhibit clear viewing through the glass. The glass appears dingy and less than clear and sparkling.

THE PROCESS

STEP 1: MEASURE

The scratch depth is measured to determine the severity of the scratch and the expected outcome result. The scratch length is measured to determine the material use and the time of the job. Scratches are categorized in the following levels of severity:

LIGHT
The scratch is 1/1000" deep or less. The scratch will appear light white in color. It can be restored with no distortion and minimal abrasive steps.

MEDIUM
The scratch is over 1/1000". The scratch appears distinctly white in color. It can be removed with multiple steps with minimal to no distortion in the glass.

DEEP
The scratch is up to 3/1000" deep. The scratch is white in color and can be scalloped on the edges with glass missing along the scratch edge. It requires multiple abrasive and polish steps to remove the scratch and restore clarity. Slight distortion may occur from the repair.

SEVERE
The scratch is deeper than 3/1000" and visible distortion will occur by removing the glass to the bottom of the scratch. 

STEP 2: EVALUATE DEPTH & LENGTH

The scratch depth is measured to determine the abrasive steps that are needed and to gauge the blending area to avoid distortion. The scratch length is measured to determine the time spent using each abrasive step and estimate the total time of the job. The scratch depth can be measured using a Digital Micrometer and the thickness of the glass measured throughout the process using an Ultrasonic Instrument.

STEP 3: MASK & PROTECT

The work area is completely covered with painter’s mask, plastic on the bottom and absorbent on the top, and taped into place. Carpets, walls and fixtures will be protected in buildings. Vehicles are masked to protect the paint from any overspray.

STEP 4: REMOVE SCRATCH

The initial scratch is removed using the most robust abrasives that remove the surrounding glass in increments of less than 1/10,000th of an inch per application. When the scratch is completely removed, the glass will be opaque and/or white from the aggressive abrasion.

STEP 5: RESTORE CLARITY

Clarity is restored by applying lesser abrasives in diminishing stages to create a smoother surface to the glass. As each application of lesser abrasive is applied, additional clarity is achieved. This process can be from three to twelve steps of various abrasives.

STEP 6: RESTORE FINISH

Using foam pads the final polish is made with a mixture of rare earths and oxides to remove the residual haze from the abrasives and restore the like-new clarity of the glass.

STEP 7: CLEAN

All masking materials, tape and debris is collected in waterproof containers and removed from the site. All polish residue is wiped clean. There is no trace of work being done in the area.