Okay, before we get to the thick of things, it’s critical that we understand the different types of scratches that can affect tempered glass.
Scratches on tempered glass can be divided into two types: superficial scratches and deep scratches.
Superficial scratches are surface scratches and can be easily repaired in almost all cases. Deep scratches on the other hand… Well, they’re not something you want to see on your tempered glass. They are hard, stubborn and often difficult to remove. You can feel them with your fingernails.
When removing scratches from tempered glass, it’s important to note that only superficial scratches can be treated with DIY scratch repair methods. Deep scratches should be handled by a glass repair professional. Removing deep scratches with a DIY scratch repair method can cause further damage to the tempered glass.
If you’re unsure whether those scratches on your window pane, glass door or glass table top are superficial or deep, feel free to reach out to our Alberta glass repair experts; they will be happy to guide you.
DIY scratch removal for tempered glass
There are several DIY glass scratch removal methodsthat you can try. These include:
Baking soda and toothpaste
Make a paste of baking soda, toothpaste and water. Using a slightly damp cloth, apply the paste on the scratched glass and gently rub it in circular motions. Repeat the process if necessary.
Liquid pumice soap and a soft cloth
Liquid pumice soap is an effective cleaner for removing superficial scratches from tempered glass. Apply a small amount of liquid pumice soap to a soft, clean cloth and buff the scratched glass in small circular motions. Rinse the glass with water to see the results.
Nail polish is another quick, simple and effective solution for tempered glass scratch removal. Simply clean the glass surface and paint the scratch with clear nail polish. Allow the nail polish to dry. Voila –the scratch is fixed!
Last on our list is metal polish. If you don’t have a metal polish at your home, you can purchase one from a local store for a fairly low price. To apply, first clean the scratched glass. Then, apply a small amount of metal polish to the glass surface using a rag. Rub it into the scratches. Make sure not to rub too aggressively or you might create further scratches.
Still can’t get rid of the scratches?
Get in touch with us; we’ll fix your temperedglass for you.