Over the years we have heard many things about glass polishing or repairing scratch damaged glass and we'd like to share a few of them with you.
Scratched glass can not be repaired. If a glazier tells you that scratched glass can be repaired, he is not going to sell you another piece of glass. We repair scratch damaged glass every day, providing our customers with distortion free repairs.
If a scratch catches a fingernail it can not be repaired. If some one tells you that something cannot be done, it usually means that they cannot do it. Our technicians can remove any scratch from any glass, including heavy graffiti scratching, acid etching and even weld and grind spatter.
You cannot polish glass without causing distortion. In the early days of glass polishing this was certainly true. The early Novas and Trizact systems required a very high skill level to produce results that could be classed as passable, but even then distortion was common. With todays glass polishing systems, mainly our own :) distortion free repairs are all we produce.
Glass Polishing weakens the glass. The process of glass polishing neither weakens or strengthens the glass. By removing the scratch, we remove the strain the scratch places on the glass, recreating a structurally sound unit.
Glass is fluid and not solid. I love this one. If you have any doubt about this, walk to your nearest window and bang your head against it. Fluid or solid?
Toothpaste can remove scratches from glass. If only this were true. One of our most expensive consumables is Cerium Oxide polishing compound. If we could replace this with toothpaste, not only would we save alot of money, but every piece of glass we repaired would be minty fresh.
Scratched specticles or eye glasses can be repaired. Yes they can, by a skilled optician and not by a glass polisher or someone with a D.I.Y. scratch repair kit. Opticle glass is a carefully manufactured lense. Don't do it.
Scratched mobile phone screens can be repaired. If you are going to attempt this, please be very carefull. Most mobile phone screens are not made from glass and the inside of a mobile phone does not react well to compound or water. We do not advise that you try it.
Glass Polishers make fantastic lovers. True. Absolutely true.
Are repairs to glass surfaces visible? No Glass polishing or scratch repair cause no distortion or haze and restores glass to its original clarity.
Can tinted glasss be repaired? Yes, as tints are manufactured into and throughout the glass, repairing scratch damage does not affect the tint.
What types of glass can be repaired with glass polishing services? All types of glass can be repaired using glass polishing systems. Toughened, Plate, Tempered, Float, Laminated, Mirrored, Coloured, Curved, Smart and even bullet proof glass can all be polished. The only exception to this is glass that has been coated or filmed. This can not be polished without removing the coating or film.
How does reparing scratched glass help the environment? By repairing scratch damaged glass, we cut the demand for un-necessary glass production, saving not only the resources used in manufacturing the glass, but also in the mining, refining and transportation of its raw components.
Glass polishing will not single handedly save the planet, but in an age in which we are all tasked with doing our bit for the environment, it helps, and that is all anyone can realistically be asked to do.