Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

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Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Macan forum » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Sunshine at last today, low in the sky reveals the horror story of a combination of a poor quality ice scraper and perhaps being a little over-zealous scraping the ice off when late and cold in the very early morning starts this winter.

Any suggestions for the best remedy product to use? I’m assuming they can be polished out.

There’s so many products out ther, it’s hard to know what may be effective and what is expansive snake oil.

Thanks in advance for any tips.


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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by B737NGWS » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:17 pm

I found a professional glass polisher for scratches on a previous vehicle. They use a special polish pad and polish and have to keep checking temperature of glass to avoid deforming the laminate. Takes about an hour of constant polishing and is around £100.


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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Ian.g » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:20 pm

I mananged to scratch the windscreen on a previous car with a replacement wiper blade that was too short. Put a full arc in the screen. I never found a satisfactory answer to remove it and just lived with it until i sold it. It was over 10 years old so not the end of the world. Not sure what you will be able to do about this though.


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Post by Hawkeye » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Ian.g wrote:I mananged to scratch the windscreen on a previous car with a replacement wiper blade that was too short. Put a full arc in the screen. I never found a satisfactory answer to remove it and just lived with it until i sold it. It was over 10 years old so not the end of the world. Not sure what you will be able to do about this though.
Same here. I scratched my screen lightly with an ice scraper. Tried everything to get it off, but no luck. Just learnt to live with it.


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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Ian.g » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:17 pm

Macan forum wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Sunshine at last today, low in the sky reveals the horror story of a combination of a poor quality ice scraper and perhaps being a little over-zealous scraping the ice off when late and cold in the very early morning starts this winter.
So for the benefit of all of us, was it just an ordinary Halfords plastic scraper or one with some harder edges? If you can make noticeable scratches in the glass with a standard plastic scraper I will be very careful in the future. Maybe your warranty is void if you don't use the Porsche one - it wouldn't surprise me!


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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Paul » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:24 pm

Autoglass (or similar) may offer a polishing service but, as above, it needs a machine and lots and lots of time.
A detailer might be able to help.
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Post by Mike and his Macan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:54 pm

When I know it’s going to be freezing, I have always used the spray they goes on the night before, and prevents ice build up, takes a few minutes and is worth the effort, as standing out on a cold morning scraping is not pleasant, and takes longer.
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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Hawkeye » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:37 pm

Ian.g wrote:
Macan forum wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Sunshine at last today, low in the sky reveals the horror story of a combination of a poor quality ice scraper and perhaps being a little over-zealous scraping the ice off when late and cold in the very early morning starts this winter.
So for the benefit of all of us, was it just an ordinary Halfords plastic scraper or one with some harder edges? If you can make noticeable scratches in the glass with a standard plastic scraper I will be very careful in the future. Maybe your warranty is void if you don't use the Porsche one - it wouldn't surprise me!
Mine was done with the official Porsche Ice Scraper that my wife bought me for Christmas just after I bought the car. That was the one and only time I have ever scraped ice off my windscreen.

However, I had my sports exhaust retrofitted in Jan ‘17 and at the dealership in the freezing cold, saw them scraping ice off all the cars outside when I dropped the car off, so maybe it was just my poor technique!


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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Macan forum » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:59 pm

Ian.g wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Macan forum wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Sunshine at last today, low in the sky reveals the horror story of a combination of a poor quality ice scraper and perhaps being a little over-zealous scraping the ice off when late and cold in the very early morning starts this winter.
So for the benefit of all of us, was it just an ordinary Halfords plastic scraper or one with some harder edges? If you can make noticeable scratches in the glass with a standard plastic scraper I will be very careful in the future. Maybe your warranty is void if you don't use the Porsche one - it wouldn't surprise me!

B&Q not Halfords but a fairly standard scraper all the same :)

I’d say be careful and if time isn’t not a major issue wait for the screen heating to kick in.


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Re: Windscreen superficial scratches form ice scraper - best solution

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:12 pm

De-icer spray works for me, avoids mechanical scraping.
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