The view out of a closed window can be ruined by even the tiniest of scratches on the glass. Peer into this article for know-how on how to repair scratched glass.

Scratched Glass Repair

It’s a cold morning and you are in the comfort of your home. The cold however is getting to you. It in fact is so cold that you can’t even think about opening the windows. You however still would like to make yourself a mug of hot chocolate and sit by your window with the curtains drawn open and watch the world go by. With a mug of hot chocolate you head to the window and to your surprise you notice that your view of the outside world is marred by scratches on the glass of your window. It’s a pity that something as insignificant as a scratch on the glass of a window can ruin your idea of fun. Don’t you agree? Well, don’t just sit there doing nothing. There actually are things that you yourself can do to rid a glass of scratches. Read on to gain access to instructions that can help you rid your window of scratches.

How To Repair Scratched Glass 

You Will Need
  • A soft cloth
  • White Vinegar
  • Non-Gel Toothpaste
  • Ground Mustard Seeds
  • Glass Repair Kit
  • Before beginning work on getting scratches on glass fixed, you will first have to inspect the scratches. It is essential to be aware of the depth of the scratch, as opposed to randomly deciding to get it fixed.
  • For that ‘awareness’ on the nature of the scratch, simply carry out the ‘fingernail test’. The test will require you to run your nail across the length and breadth of the scratch. If you notice that your nail is buried in the glass, it probably is behind self-repair and will have to be taken to a professional or a workshop. On the other hand however, if it is a surface scratch, you surely can repair it all by yourself and don’t really need to hire the services of a professional or get the glass replaced.
  • You can begin to get the surface scratch repaired by applying on it the non-gel toothpaste. You will have to make it a point to apply the paste all over the surface area of the scratch and also be liberal when going about it. However, this does not mean you empty the entire tube on to the scratch. It only means you apply just as much as is needed to entirely cover the scratch.
  • Now wait for the toothpaste to harden. This really should take only take a few minutes.
  • Get out the soft cloth and wipe off the toothpaste. When you are wiping off the toothpaste, you will have to be extra careful to wipe in only one direction. Wiping the toothpaste off in a zigzag or to-and-fro motion can only lead to fresh scratches and that is not something you would want.
  • Once you are done with wiping off the toothpaste, the right way of course, you will notice that the scratch as if by a miracle would have disappeared.
  • For slightly deeper scratches, mix together white vinegar and ground mustard seeds. Apply the resultant paste onto the scratch and after a few minutes of waiting, wipe off the paste just like you did with the toothpaste. If you are not too keen on grinding mustard seeds into a paste, you can always get readymade mustard seed paste at your local supermarket.
  • For best results with the paste, you will have to add vinegar drop by drop to around a tablespoon of dry mustard seed paste. The paste shouldn’t be too wet but at the same time shouldn’t be too dry, so make it a point to add just as much as vinegar as you should.
  • Alternatively, you can use a glass repair kit and the solutions and equipment found in the same.

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