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Windshield Scratch Repair: How to fix a wiper scratch

Do you have a scratch on your windshield? Maybe you have a windshield wiper scratch on your windshield?  People that google search “how to fix a windshield scratch” or “how to repair a windshield scratch” or "how to fix a wiper scratch" looking for a DIY project should know that the process for repairing a large windshield scratch is best handled by a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly and further damage does not ensue.  SuperGlass Windshield Repair is the best in the business at repairing windshield scratches.

 

 

 

THE GLASS SCRATCH REMOVALPROCESS


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

  • Medium

  • Deep  

  • Severe

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.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
 

So if you have a scratch on your windshield, call SuperGlass today and let us show you how we can restore the clarity to your windshield so you can see clearly.

 

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