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Getting scratches out of windshield

so ive got a couple scratches in my windshield that are getting really annoying..they arent very deep and really arent noticeable (except to me) has anybody used a glass cleaner or scratch kit and had good results?
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I tried a couple different types of waxes for acid rain on my windshield and windows, and no I did not have good results. Have you tired very fine steel wool?
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I tried a couple different types of waxes for acid rain on my windshield and windows, and no I did not have good results. Have you tired very fine steel wool?

somebody told me about steel wool...but the thought of doing that scares the hell out of me...i seen some stuff at autozone but I think its to fill big cracks and not small scratches
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I know, I thought the same thing about the steel wool. I started with the ultra fine first and it works okay. Next I am going to try the next step up.

Have you gone to a windshield repair shop to see what they recommend?
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i overheard a conversation about sandblasting a windows to remove scratches and clean them up but idk i dont think i would try it
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take and spend the money and have it fix professional so you don't end up costing yourself more money
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I know, I thought the same thing about the steel wool. I started with the ultra fine first and it works okay. Next I am going to try the next step up.

Have you gone to a windshield repair shop to see what they recommend?

I guess it wouldnt hurt to just ask...but its probably going to be outrageous
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I used to work in an automotive glass distributer center...we'd save soooooo many windshields by polishing the blemishes in the glass using basically a grinder with a small polishing wheel and rubbng compound. i'm sure you can do it using a rag and rubbing compound...
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Throw a rock at your windshield, go through insurance to replace it, presto......new windshield with no scratches.

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I used to work in an automotive glass distributer center...we'd save soooooo many windshields by polishing the blemishes in the glass using basically a grinder with a small polishing wheel and rubbng compound. i'm sure you can do it using a rag and rubbing compound...
Bank on that!! I've seen it done but never did it. that's what i was goin to suggest.
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