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Re: Can i remedy this?

Ok I don't know if this will work but I heard that whitening toothpaste on a bit of newspaper, rubbed over the area and washed off with vinegar in water, helps to remove scratches from glass. Maybe this would help It may not be as harsh as t-cut.
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Thanks all for replying.
I don't understand why the highly waxed bodywork shows no damage whatsoever, yet the glass shows signs of melting.
As the wife said the sparks were bouncing off the car!
I've decided to leave well alone.
I could make it far worse by attemting a repair!

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You could try running a stanley blade over the area to make it smooth and some of the metal might chip out,

The sooner you do it the better as you have found out once it starts to rust you can see it, and make the marks far more noticeable. Usually using a sharp blade gets it off and then use some rubbing compound to get the rust marks off.

It's happened to me several times over the years when welding or grinding near glass even when covered with a dust sheet the little molten marbles get through.

It happened to a mate of mine once when cutting through some angle iron with a 9" angle grinder near his Mum's double glazed back door Left a nice big grey racing stripe up the glass
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Re: Can i remedy this?

Originally Posted by bobbydog View Post
Thanks all for replying.
I don't understand why the highly waxed bodywork shows no damage whatsoever, yet the glass shows signs of melting.
Give it time,I suspect the surrounding paintwork will show signs of doing the same soon.

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Re: Can i remedy this?

An acid will dissolve steel.

However, care should be used when handling such substances, so as not to cause damage to you, or the car.


Applied by dabbing with a cotton bud, should help clear the metal traces away after a few treatments.



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