Glass products are fragile. If handled carelessly, they can easily be broken or scratched. If in the first case it is impossible to correct the situation, then in the second case you can try to remove scratches from the glass surface. There are many tools to help you do this. We have compiled the most effective ways to get rid of glass scratches quickly and easily.
How to remove scratches from glass
Features of polishing glass surfaces
What and how to process
— Vegetable oil
— Vinegar plus mustard
— Paste GOI
— Baking soda
— Talc plus soda
— Jewelry Paste
— Dr. Wax
— Nail polish
Features of glass surface polishing
Glass is sensitive to mechanical stress. In the process of processing, there is a risk of damage even more. To prevent this from happening, you need to follow simple rules.
- Before removing defects, the glass surface must be thoroughly rinsed. Solid particles of dirt or dust during the polishing process will scratch the coating.
- A polishing agent, especially a purchased one, must be tested on an inconspicuous fragment. It may not be suitable for the product. If everything is in order, start polishing.
- When processing, you do not need to press hard on the surface. There is a risk of ruining it.
- Little money is taken. Excess mastic can damage the coating.
- Polish the product in a circular motion with light pressure.
Defects on thick-walled glass are polished. Use special equipment for grinding. This is not an easy procedure. Without experience in carrying out such work, there is a high risk of spoiling the product. Therefore, it is not recommended to grind it yourself, it is better to entrust it to specialists.
How and how to remove scratches on glass
The choice of means depends on the type of product and the degree of its damage. For thick-walled items, such as countertops or shelves, choose a rough polish, for thin double-glazed windows or mirrors, sparing pastes. We list the most effective ways to fix scratched glass.
1. Vegetable oil
2. Vinegar plus mustard powder
3. Pasta GOI
Minor defects can be removed with a gruel of baking soda. To prepare it, take one or two tablespoons of soda powder, dilute it with water. Mix well so that no lumps remain. A small amount of mass is applied to the washed base, the damaged fragment is polished with smooth movements in a circle. After that, the gruel is washed off, the glass is wiped dry with a cloth.
An effective home remedy for dealing with minor scratches. The base cleaned of dirt is rubbed with toothpaste. It even seems to be rubbed into the base. Leave the mass to dry completely. Then they take a slightly damp cloth or a thin blade and gently scrape off the dried mass. Direct movements exactly along the scratch. It is impossible to move across or in a circle, the coating will be damaged.
6. Talc plus soda
7. Jewelry paste
9 Doctor Wax
10. Nail polish
With it, you can get rid of deeper scratches. They can be well camouflaged.
After applying any of the scratch removal methods described above, the glass surface needs proper care. It is important to remember the simple rules of prevention, then the glass will always be smooth.
Do not rub glassware with newspaper. Once this practice was very popular, it was believed that it gives a special shine. In fact, newsprint is very hard, printing ink contains metallic particles. All this scratches the coating.
Only soft cloths are chosen for cleaning, thin gauze is best. Rough fabrics, especially if they are dry, spoil the surface.
Do not use care products with abrasives, even the softest ones.. They will definitely scratch the glass, you will have to remove the marks. Especially carefully wipe the surface after washing with hot water or exposure to chemicals. In such conditions, scratches appear faster.
With proper care, scratches on glass objects are very rare. But even if this happened, do not be upset. Almost always, you can get rid of the defect yourself.