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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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No, the scratch was just on the front passenger side widow. And since it's on the side window, I really never look at it and couldn't tell you if it affected vision any. Also, the side windows are pretty much vertical, while the angle of the windshield could make the area you apply the Scratch-X seem visible in certain light conditons.

That's why I suggest you try it in an inconspicuous spot and drive it for a few days in different light conditions to make sure the final 'fix' won't be worse than the scratch.

And I've always used a damp cloth with the Scratch-X. I haven't looked at them in years, but I believe the instructions on the Scratch-X bottle call for using a damp cloth. Not really wet, just slightly dampened. Sort of like really, really fine wet sanding.
i tried using your technique on the front windshield and it didnt work at all. i am guessing its because the front windshield glass and the passenger side window glass is made from different material?? i might have to go buy a glass repair kit, but when i went to autozone and pepboys i was told that they dont carry stuff like that @[email protected]

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I don't know enough about glass to be able to say why it didn't work, but if I had to guess...
I know the windshield is tempered safety glass. I thought the sides were also tempered, but not safety glass. They may do them differently to make the windshield harder because of the threat of rocks hitting it. If so, that would make a difference on whether you could polish a scratch out. (Of course, it should also make it tougher to scratch!)

I do know I had to use a lot of pressure to get it to work, but I would guess you used as much pressure as you could as well.

Well, good luck getting it fixed.

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Deleted, wrong thread. However, I believe this is the right section for my post.

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