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Windscreen polishing
« on: 27 May 2018, 22:34:23 »

The screen of my R Class has 100k miles & 10 years worth of loads of marks made more noticeable in bright sun. Has anyone ever had a screen polished? Did it work?
Windscreen do get replaced due to chips etc but so far .....  ::) mine's otherwise intact, plus I've heard tales of woe when trying to get auto lights & wipers sorted after replacement so am reluctant to replace it unless necessary.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #1 on: 28 May 2018, 01:34:16 »

Some of the lads on the Nissan forum have used Gtechniq and rate it but how much it will restore your screen I don`t know and it`s not cheap either but at under 40 might be worth a punt.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #2 on: 28 May 2018, 03:29:48 »

I use Autoglym glass polish to reasonable effect. Just be warned that anything you use might make the screen worse ;)
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #3 on: 28 May 2018, 08:19:34 »

I use Autoglym glass polish to reasonable effect. Just be warned that anything you use might make the screen worse ;)

That's what I'm frightened of  ;D I was thinking more along The lines of paying someone to do it  ::)
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #4 on: 28 May 2018, 08:39:35 »

I use Autoglym glass polish to reasonable effect. Just be warned that anything you use might make the screen worse ;)

That's what I'm frightened of  ;D I was thinking more along The lines of paying someone to do it  ::)

Wire brush, followed by wet and dry, finished off with a brillo pad :y ::)
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #5 on: 28 May 2018, 09:17:18 »

Just wash it, then use a newspaper with a quality glass polish.  Job done moving on.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #6 on: 28 May 2018, 09:30:45 »

Try a clay bar :-\
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #7 on: 28 May 2018, 09:37:18 »

Try a clay bar :-\
I think that'll lift the shit off, but not resolve the problem...
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #8 on: 28 May 2018, 10:07:56 »

I use Autoglym glass polish to reasonable effect. Just be warned that anything you use might make the screen worse ;)

That's what I'm frightened of  ;D I was thinking more along The lines of paying someone to do it  ::)

Wire brush, followed by wet and dry, finished off with a brillo pad :y ::)

I'll try it in a corner first ....  ::)
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #9 on: 28 May 2018, 10:09:09 »

Just wash it, then use a newspaper with a quality glass polish.  Job done moving on.

It's more than that. You can see the thousands of tiny marks on the outside of the glass
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #10 on: 28 May 2018, 10:12:41 »

Try a clay bar :-\
I think that'll lift the shit off, but not resolve the problem...

Thanks Barry, but as Jamie says, it's more than that. I've cleaned the screen with the cleaner that comes with Rainex to try to stop the drivers wiper from juddering at speed, but as above, you can see all the tiny marks on the outside of the glass, especially in the bright sun.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #11 on: 28 May 2018, 10:54:02 »

There are glass polishing kits available which will remove light scratching-think same principal as using a machine polisher and G3 on paintwork-which if you're confident/brave enough can be done diy,or if not then one of these smart repair operators could do it-if you can find a trustworthy/recommended one.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #12 on: 28 May 2018, 12:24:56 »

Just wondered if anyone had first hand experience before my screen became chipped in my line of vision  ::)

I know I was amazed at how clear the new screen was when I had my Senator's screen replaced due to a small crack that decided to go from bottom to top in an afternoon in the Sun.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #13 on: 28 May 2018, 12:42:51 »

Have an "accident" and ask your insurance company to replace the windscreen?

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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #14 on: 28 May 2018, 12:49:40 »

Have an "accident" and ask your insurance company to replace the windscreen?

Ron.

That is the other option, but as above, I've heard various tales of woe about glass fitters being unable to get auto wipers & lights to work again which often entails a trip to Mercedes, wallet in hand.
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