Glass polishing

Gareth

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
FastBikeSlowCar
I recently deleted the rear wiper from the Civic and would now like to have the glass on the outside scratch free. Kinda difficult to see the scratches in the photo, but you know what I'm talking about. Is there something I can cut and polish it with, are does it need washed with the back of a claw hammer?

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jonny_w

RMS Regular
Probably a hammer, my front one has a few scores from the dealership and Pete/PMG said they can’t be removed. I need a new screen
 

quattro Rick

RMS Regular
Drives
quattro / M796
There are specific da/rotary mf type pads which with a glass polish might give you the best result you will get against glass

But as I've never actually tried it I wouldn't be able up recommend it or not

I know a lot of guys don't like to polish a windscreen for safety reasons, if it is at all possible to remove a layer of it, but as you're talking about the rear glass there's not much impact resistance needed so might be worth a go


I know what scoring you mean as I've a sweeping area on mine which regardless of how well I clean inside and out there's still the outline of where the wiper has trailed for many years of use
 

[email protected]

RMS Regular
Location
Magherafelt
Drives
S1 Elise
The best way to clean glass is to polish it, it is the best way to remove road film and leave it clean. Any rough cut polish and firm foam pad will do, or to get into the corners use a microfibre cloth on your finger, dont worry you aren't going to damage the glass, this will not improve any scratches. To remove scratches you will need a rotary and specialist glass polishing compound and pads cerium oxide is the compound you need to go for.

But be warned this stuff is very messy!
 

Gareth

RMS Regular
Location
Belfast
Drives
FastBikeSlowCar
The best way to clean glass is to polish it, it is the best way to remove road film and leave it clean. Any rough cut polish and firm foam pad will do, or to get into the corners use a microfibre cloth on your finger, dont worry you aren't going to damage the glass, this will not improve any scratches. To remove scratches you will need a rotary and specialist glass polishing compound and pads cerium oxide is the compound you need to go for.

But be warned this stuff is very messy!
Thanks @[email protected] I'll give the firm pad/cut polish a go.
 

Neil_M

RMS Regular
Bare in mind it's a slow process whatever route you take.

Also watch the heat the glass too :grinning:.
 
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