How to Remove Glass Scratches II

When you find out that your glassware is ruined by little ugly scratches, do not get worried – you can remove scratches from glass yourself. The proposed methods will be working for mirrors, windows, windscreens and coffee tables alike.

Like in the previous part of this guide, you should follow the instructions proposed by the London cleaning professionals.

Step 2 – Get Buffing

Smear your polishing pad with the Jewelers’ Rouge. It is recommended that you use a lambs wool polishing pad, as it is incredibly gentle and provides an even pressure against the glass. If your Jeweler’s Rouge comes in block form, you can apply it by holding it against the polishing pad while the buffer is running at a low speed. Any rough edges on the scratched glass can be flatted back using P1500 abrasive paper.

Put on your safety goggles and dust and buff the scratch using the electric buffer at medium speed. If you are not using an electric buffer, make circular movements with the polishing pad by hand against the direction of the scratch. Being gentle as you buff is important since the glass may be weakened by the scratch and a harsh amount of pressure could result in the glass shattering.

Step 3 – Cleaning the Buffed Area

Make sure you are wearing your gloves, goggles and a mask, as you will be handling a potentially dangerous chemical that you do not want to inhale or get on your hands. Be extremely careful not spill the solution anywhere. If it does get on your clothes, remove them immediately and wash your skin with water for 15 minutes.

Mix ½ oz. ammonia with 2 cups of warm water and pour into your spray bottle. Spray the buffed area with the ammonia/water solution and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth and paper towel. If the scratch is still obvious, you should repeat the previous stages. If the scratch is still visible after several attempts, you may need to approach a professional for assistance in either rebuffing or replacing the glass.

Provided by professional London cleaners, these tips will protect your glassware.


September 3, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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