Cleaning Scratches - 'Scraper Scratches'

Types of damage to glass

A little more subtle than trowel damage, scraper damage is probably the most common form of scratch damage on a construction development.

The common misunderstanding is that the blade itself causes the scratching. We constantly hear that someone using the wrong type of blade has scratched my glass. The blade itself has little to do with causing scratch damage.

The real cause of scraper damage is the incorrect use of the scraper. The common mistake is to keep the blade in contact with the glass on both the forward and backward motion whilst removing debris from the glass surface.

As the blade removes debris on the forward motion, the debris gets caught under the blade and it is the debris (under the pressure of the blade) that causes the scratches on the backward motion. As more debris gets caught under the blade, the more scratches will be left in the glass. The correct way to use a scraper is to remove the debris on the forward motion, lift the blade away from the glass, wipe the blade - Carefully - and repeat the process until all the debris has been removed.

Repair Solutions: for large areas or multiple units

If you have a large area or multiple units to repair, our advice would be to call a professional glass polisher. As they say, time is money and this includes your time.

It would be misleading to try and give a general cost of repair on a website as each scratched glass situation is different, but for large areas of scratched glass or for multiple units, our services offer genuine savings, often in excess of 80%, on the cost of replacing scratched windows and doors.

For areas greater than 32 sheets of A4 we would recommend you ask for a senior technician to visit your site to assess the works required and provide a written quote. We do not charge for site assessments.

The Cost Effective Option. On paper we are not the cheapest glass polishers on the market, but the reality is that we are proven to be at least 3 times quicker than our nearest competitor making us extremely cost effecitve and we are still the only scratched glass repair company in the UK able to guarantee distortion free repairs.

Repair Solutions: for small areas or single units

For smaller areas of 6 sheets of A4 or less, you might find that a D.I.Y Scratched Glass Repair Kit would be a more cost effective option for you. A product suitable to remove this type of damage can be found by following this link.

A quick note about D.I.Y Kits. There are a number of kits on the internet that claim to remove scratches from glass. Please be careful. Kits with just a felt pad and polishing compound will not remove anything other than very, very fine hairline scratches. The same can be said for kits containing 'Jewlers Rouge', polishing powder, usually pink, which you mix with water.

We have spent 3 years developing our D.I.Y Scratched Glass Repair Kits. They contain the same abrasives that our professional technicians use to acheive outstanding distortion free repairs on all types of glass, which is why any D.I.Y kit sold by The Scratched Glass Repair Company comes with a DOUBLE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

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