Wiper scratch

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stallturn
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Wiper scratch

Post by stallturn » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:19 pm

Having not used the car for a couple of weeks, the windscreen was a little dirty. On getting in, I operated the screen wash/wiper to clean.
To my horror, after this I noticed a curved scratch about 4 inches long on the screen. Its on the driver's side and right in my line of vision. It is definitely a scratch - very thin, very shallow but very noticeable. There must have been a hard piece of dirt/stone stuck in the wiper blade.

Anyway, what's done is done, so the question is - how do I remedy it?
Would Autoglass fix it (with one of their smart repairs) under my insurance, or do they only do flying stone chips? They certainly don't do non-insurance jobs, as I found out when I phoned them about something else last year.


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Tall Phil
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Re: Wiper scratch

Post by Tall Phil » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:01 pm

If it is a light scratch then they may be able to polish it out, otherwise it is a new screen.
GTS \o/ - sold :(


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Re: Wiper scratch

Post by B737NGWS » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm

You will need a professional glass polisher with the correct paste and pad and thermometer. I know because I have had the same removed from my Cayman. Lots of buffing and checking temperature to ensure laminate in glass does not distort - but it will remove a light scratch. Good luck!


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Re: Wiper scratch

Post by stallturn » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 pm

Thanks.
Who did you get to polish out the scratch?
Was it a local company to you, or a big windscreen company like Autoglass?

I assume (?) that if a polish is not successful, I can go down the replacement route?


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Re: Wiper scratch

Post by B737NGWS » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:21 pm

stallturn wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Thanks.
Who did you get to polish out the scratch?
Was it a local company to you, or a big windscreen company like Autoglass?

I assume (?) that if a polish is not successful, I can go down the replacement route?
It was a a local professional to me:

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Re: Wiper scratch

Post by Tall Phil » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:26 pm

:lol: For a minute there, I thought that was "before" and "after" pictures of your "scratch"!! :lol:
GTS \o/ - sold :(


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