Pitted and scratched windshield....
Posted 22 October 2003 - 04:37 PM
I think they're imperfections in the glass.
Is there any way to lessen or remove these imperfections? It's a pain to look through these things trying to drive, and it makes the car look bad IMO.
I saw the PC Polishing kit at CMA, is that one solution?
Posted 22 October 2003 - 06:44 PM
If you do try the product please let me know how it works as my windshield is pitted and exhibits the characteristics that you described. Very annoying when driving under certain conditions. Can you feel the pitting?
2006 Cayman S
2005 Cayenne Turbo
Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:15 PM
The pits are from road debris spitting up and knicking your window and the swirls are more than likley from the windsheild wipers. I had a Saturn for one year and I have a few pits but the windshield looked almost perfect. I bought my camaro used and it literally looks like someone sand blasted the windsheild when the sun is directly in front of me.
I have a crack in the glass, just waiting for it to grow then I'll be paying my insurance company a visit.
Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:18 PM
But the Nu-Glass will definitelyl get rid of the swirls.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:18 AM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:28 AM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 03:55 AM
Originally posted by Glassman
Pits are caused by small debris (pebbles,sand, and such striking the glass but not breaking it. Most all cars have some and up north where they put salt and sand on roads they are worse. They can be repaired by a good windshield repair place. The scratches can be polished out with the correct equipment, we do it all the time and also remove acid rain and water spots. The scratch removal is $75.00 per hour and it DOES NOT distort the glass. A special glass polish is used and a special high speed polisher. We have to also cool the glass during the process with water. Heat, polish, and water remove the scratches. If you can find someone in your area with some Glas Weld equipment it is your best shot.
So Glassman, a windshield with lots of small pits can be saved? I'm talking hundreds if not thousands of tiny pits. How close to a new looking windshield can you get? Is the strength of the windshield reduced? I remember reading that airbags some how use the windshield as part of the system.
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