Repairing windshield scratches requires using a rubbing compound containing cerium oxide and a glass cleaner to create a seal on the crack. Before attempting to fix the windshield, the scratch should be thoroughly inspected to see whether or not it is too deep, as most windshield repair kits only work for minor cracks and scratches. If they are too deep, the structural integrity of the glass is compromised and the entirety of the windshield should be replaced.Know More
The following instructions explain how to properly seal a light scratch on a windshield:
Feel the glass with a fingernail to see whether or not it gets stuck. If the fingernail passes smoothly over the scratch, it can be repaired.
Take the windshield cleaner and thoroughly wipe down the windshield. Once clean, dry the glass.
Once the glass is dry, lay the rubbing compound. Spray the compound with water and rub it into the scratch. Once finished, wait at least 30 minutes to let it dry.
Clean off the rubbing compound residue.
After repairing the glass, be sure to check it every few months to ensure the seal continues to work.
Small scratches on a windshield can be removed by the following these steps: determining the type of the scratch, purchasing the right glass repair kit, cleaning and applying a rubbing compound to the windshield and allowing the compound to dry. While this procedure is applicable to oxidation marks and small scratches, major scratches on a windshield should be handled by a professional to ensure that further damage does not occur.Full Answer >
To prevent a windshield from further damage, keep the glass away from extreme temperatures and rough vibrations. The cracks ruin the structural integrity of the glass and make it fragile.Full Answer >
The only home remedy for repairing a small windshield crack or chip is to use a windshield crack repair kit, which can be purchased at an auto parts store or any large discount store. If not repaired in a timely manner, the windshield crack will likely worsen.Full Answer >
Windshield wipers may stop working due to a mechanical problem such as a broken linkage, loose joint or corroded shaft, or an electrical problem such as a blown fuse. If the wipers can be moved easily manually, the problem is most likely mechanical. If not, the problem is probably electrical.Full Answer >