Glass Polishing

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  1. Canadian Barton

    Canadian Barton Veteran Member

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    Been looking for side glass for my 81. Lots of used junk for sale that are as scratched up as mine. I'm attempting to polish out the scratches but not sure if I'm doing more harm than good. To get the deep gouges out (ones I could catch a nail on) I used 180 grit on a 7" polisher across the entire face to keep it nice and flat and uniform. Working my way up to 2000 grit. Purchased some cerium oxide paste and some felt polishing pads and will see how that works.

    Just thought I'd start a thread and post my progress. You never know until you try! Will add pictures soon.
     
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    Be careful when attempting to polish tempered glass.
    If you build up too much heat it may turn into a million little pieces.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Following this thread... I have the same issue.
     
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    I had my side glass polished by a pro. Did a great job and well worth the money.
     
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    Will watch this thread eagerly. My glass is a site for sure.
     
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    @Zstar : If you don't mind me asking, what was the price they charged?
     
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    ^^^If my feeble memory serves, it was right at $125. And that was about 2 years ago. He really did a great job. They looked like a mirror.
     
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    @Zstar : $125 is a reasonable price. Sounds like the way I'll go, hope I can find the same good deal.
     
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    How bad was the original glass? That seems like a wicked deal but I’m already 2hrs into the one piece of glass. Mind you I don’t know what I’m doing. Haha. If I could find a guy to do mine for under $200 I’d go that way. Keep in mind I’m paying Canadian pricing.
     
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    They were both pretty bad. Several deep grooves right down the center of the window.
     
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