Your windows are the eyes of your home, so you should try to keep scratches off your windows. Thankfully, you can do something about surface scratches on your windows. The following guide will help you remove surface scratches from glass without resorting to expensive methods.
1. Metal Polish Technique
The first thing you should do before using any of the techniques is make sure the scratch is not too deep. A scratch that you can feel with the tip of your fingernail is likely beyond these repair techniques. You will need to talk to your window repair specialist to deal with deep scratches.
But if the scratch is just a surface scratch, you can try removing a light scratch by following the metal polish technique below:
- Clean the surface where the scratch is.
- Dry the area using microfiber or another type of soft cloth.
- Dab a little metal polish over the scratch, and use a clean cloth to rub it into the scratch. This should conceal the scratch. That is all you have to do.
2. Use Some Nail Polish
Follow the steps below for this method:
- Follow the first and second step from the section earlier.
- Use the nail polish brush to carefully cover the scratch with nail polish.
- Be sure to remove any excess nail polish around the scratch. Let the nail polish dry, which should conceal this surface scratch.
3. The Toothpaste Technique
You can also try this step to remove light scratches:
- Clean the area around the scratch using the first and second step in the Metal Polishing Technique.
- Dab a little white toothpaste over your scratch. The paste has a few crystals that can help conceal the scratch.
- Let the paste dry, and make sure you remove any excess paste.
4. Conceal Your Scratch With Baking Soda
Follow the steps below to try the baking soda method:
- Just as before, clean the surface before applying this technique.
- Add a little water to a tablespoon of baking soda to make a paste.
- Use a dry cloth to apply just a little of this paste over the scratched area.
- The baking soda crystals should help polish the glass, which may help conceal the scratch.
Remember that these techniques can only conceal and fix surface scratches. You may need to talk to a window specialist, like those at Cheaper Window Glass, to deal with deeper scratches. You may even have to replace the window pane completely, but at least you tried your best to save some money.