Scratch on Driver's Side Window

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I made a light, but long, scratch on the outside of the driver's side window of my Mustang 2020 GT. It seems I used a microfiber that was imbedded with something hard. Very frustrating. The scratch doesn't seem to be deep because I can't feel it when I glide my finger over it and my nail doesn't catch on it. However, I can't get ride of it. I used a very fine polish which didn't help.

What do you suggest I do? I didn't even know glass scratched that easily. Argh!

 

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I lived with a large scratch for years on a car driver's side window. Never found a cure. Hope you have better luck than I did
 

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Damn cheap glass on cars anymore. They can make an iphone screen that is damn near scratch proof, but a piece of auto glass gets scratched by some invisible piece of sand?

I actually got extra windshield protection from the dealer when I bought mine.
 

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I made a light, but long, scratch on the outside of the driver's side window of my Mustang 2020 GT. It seems I used a microfiber that was imbedded with something hard. Very frustrating. The scratch doesn't seem to be deep because I can't feel it when I glide my finger over it and my nail doesn't catch on it. However, I can't get ride of it. I used a very fine polish which didn't help.

What do you suggest I do? I didn't even know glass scratched that easily. Argh!
Glass doesn’t scratch that easily. You had to be pressing pretty hard to accomplish this. You had to feel it.

Can you post a pic so we can see the damage?
 


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Scratch the passenger side window to match and live with it?? 🤣

Maybe one of those windshield repair guys knows a trick to get it out. I would be careful trying to "fix" it with a polisher and compound, you might end up making things worse.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I am sure it isn't on the tint because the tint was replaced after the scratch happened. Short story - I wanted to eliminate the tint as the culprit so I had it replaced under warranty (tint had a defec
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Thanks for the replies. I am sure it isn't on the tint because the tint was replaced after the scratch happened. Short story - I wanted to eliminate the tint as the culprit so I had it replaced under warranty (tint had a defec
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Try this product and if it does not work... crud you may need to take it to a pro detailer and see if they can do anything or if it's going to require a new window.

First pass with microfiber
https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-09224-Racing-Rubber-Remover/dp/B005R5WGCS
Second pass using
any detailer spray with a new microfiber to dilute the first pass smudges you'll likely get
 

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I made a light, but long, scratch on the outside of the driver's side window of my Mustang 2020 GT. It seems I used a microfiber that was imbedded with something hard. Very frustrating. The scratch doesn't seem to be deep because I can't feel it when I glide my finger over it and my nail doesn't catch on it. However, I can't get ride of it. I used a very fine polish which didn't help.

What do you suggest I do? I didn't even know glass scratched that easily. Argh!
Glass is an incredibly hard material and generally takes a more aggressive approach when it comes to correcting defects. A fine polish wont even touch something like that, as you discovered.

I would be attacking it with some CarPro CeriGlass, ideally with a Rayon glass pad on a machine. If you don't have a machine, CarPro sell CeriGlass in kit form that includes a hand polishing pad. These pads are much, much thinner than regular polishing pads and are designed to offer more aggression and lower heat generation.

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Make sure you have a look at some video's before you get started. With a machine, make sure you don't focus on one spot for too long to prevent heat build up, although if done by hand it's pretty safe.

In this video, they do mention CeriGlass being very aggressive, especially on more modern glass. However, you have already tried something mild, my guess is you need the aggression. If you are left with some hazing, finish off with you light polish compound.


I hope all that wasn't too technical, it sounds more daunting than it actually is.
 

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Damn cheap glass on cars anymore. They can make an iphone screen that is damn near scratch proof, but a piece of auto glass gets scratched by some invisible piece of sand?

I actually got extra windshield protection from the dealer when I bought mine.
Why, your insurance has glass coverage.
 

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Damn cheap glass on cars anymore. They can make an iphone screen that is damn near scratch proof, but a piece of auto glass gets scratched by some invisible piece of sand?

I actually got extra windshield protection from the dealer when I bought mine.
Why, your insurance has glass coverage.
 

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You can call a local glass company, they all have the ability to polish out light scratches. They do it all the time.
It aint that easy and you can damage the glass if you do it incorrectly.

Better to pay them a little bit, I doubt they would charge more than $50 if it is a light scratch. Probably do it in 10-15 minutes while you wait.
 

 
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