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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #15 on: 28 May 2018, 12:55:03 »

Andy, I cannot understand how "professionals" routinely b*gger things up and fail to correct them withput cost to the customer.
What exactly do they get wrong? If restoring things to working order is beyond their skills set, they must pay someone qualified to rectify the damage they caused.

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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #16 on: 28 May 2018, 13:01:27 »

Andy, I cannot understand how "professionals" routinely b*gger things up and fail to correct them withput cost to the customer.
What exactly do they get wrong? If restoring things to working order is beyond their skills set, they must pay someone qualified to rectify the damage they caused.

Ron.

Presumably they dont calibrate the sensors properly  :-\..... ive just heard the tales. If it comes to a replacement, I'll be asking the question before hand
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« Reply #17 on: 28 May 2018, 13:26:57 »

Yes, good plan - aand get an undertaking (in writing?) to make good any damage they do.  :y

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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #18 on: 28 May 2018, 13:39:49 »

Vinegar, hot water and kitchen roll, apply on then wipe off with dry piece
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #19 on: 28 May 2018, 15:58:56 »

Vinegar, hot water and kitchen roll, apply on then wipe off with dry piece

It's not just dirty. It's years & miles worth of tiny "chips" on the screen  ;)
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #20 on: 28 May 2018, 16:14:57 »

Vinegar, hot water and kitchen roll, apply on then wipe off with dry piece

It's not just dirty. It's years & miles worth of tiny "chips" on the screen  ;)

Need to bite the bullet then :(
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #21 on: 28 May 2018, 16:40:00 »

Vinegar, hot water and kitchen roll, apply on then wipe off with dry piece

It's not just dirty. It's years & miles worth of tiny "chips" on the screen  ;)

Need to bite the bullet then :(

Maybe, but I'll explore polishing it first.

(Where's my auto centre punch?  ::))
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #22 on: 28 May 2018, 16:48:21 »

Vinegar, hot water and kitchen roll, apply on then wipe off with dry piece

It's not just dirty. It's years & miles worth of tiny "chips" on the screen  ;)


I was astonished at the improvement a new screen made to mine. Polishing the marks of at least 15 years use out of a piece of glass you're actually going to look through simply isn't going to happen.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #23 on: 28 May 2018, 17:17:18 »

Agreed. Glass is so hard that polish won't do more than thoroughly clean it. It's worth a try, but if the majority of the marks are indeed small chips, I fear it won't help.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #24 on: 28 May 2018, 17:51:58 »

Agreed. Glass is so hard that polish won't do more than thoroughly clean it. It's worth a try, but if the majority of the marks are indeed small chips, I fear it won't help.

you're probably right .... hence the original question
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #25 on: 28 May 2018, 17:55:00 »

Agreed. Glass is so hard that polish won't do more than thoroughly clean it. It's worth a try, but if the majority of the marks are indeed small chips, I fear it won't help.

you're probably right .... hence the original question


Here's the answer to your original question:


the money you'll spend making the screen even worse by polishing it, will pay the excess for a new one.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #26 on: 28 May 2018, 17:56:53 »

Agreed. Glass is so hard that polish won't do more than thoroughly clean it. It's worth a try, but if the majority of the marks are indeed small chips, I fear it won't help.

you're probably right .... hence the original question


Here's the answer to your original question:


the money you'll spend making the screen even worse by polishing it, will pay the excess for a new one.

So the screen will have to have an accident as insurers only replace broken/cracked/chipped screens ......  :-X
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #27 on: 28 May 2018, 18:22:05 »

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.

I got a crack in my Audi windscreen which was covered by my insurance. They wanted me to go to Autoglass but I insisted it went to Audi because of the lane departure warning systems on it which relate to the track of the vehicle relative to the white lines. It also has high beam assist  which rely on sensors behind the mirror housing;  all of which need recalibrating on the fitment of a new screen. Autoglass  are not able to fit the mirror housing cover correctly (on another car in the family) so I certainly didnt want them attempting anything on the Audi. My insurance agreed to Audi doing it and they footed the total bill of in excess of 1600 for the whole job including a full 4 wheel alignment and systems recalibration.
Definitely worth asking the question of your insurance re the recalibrations if you were unfortunate to get crack in the windscreen🤞
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #28 on: 28 May 2018, 18:27:06 »

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.

I got a crack in my Audi windscreen which was covered by my insurance. They wanted me to go to Autoglass but I insisted it went to Audi because of the lane departure warning systems on it which relate to the track of the vehicle relative to the white lines. It also has high beam assist  which rely on sensors behind the mirror housing;  all of which need recalibrating on the fitment of a new screen. Autoglass  are not able to fit the mirror housing cover correctly (on another car in the family) so I certainly didnt want them attempting anything on the Audi. My insurance agreed to Audi doing it and they footed the total bill of in excess of 1600 for the whole job including a full 4 wheel alignment and systems recalibration.
Definitely worth asking the question of your insurance re the recalibrations if you were unfortunate to get crack in the windscreen🤞

Thanks Johnny d ..... :y
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #29 on: 28 May 2018, 21:05:59 »

I've had a windscreen replaced by auto glass that had both auto lights and wipers with no problems. But I may have just got a competent fitter. :-\
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