When you have glass doors, windows, tabletops and other items in your home or business, they’ll inevitably suffer scratches. That can detract from their beauty. While a lot of glass objects are designed to resist wear and tear, it’s always a good idea to know how to get rid of the scratches that do show up. Here are our best tips on how to get scratches out of glass doors, tabletops and other objects in Santa Fe, NM.
First, look at the scratch to determine how deep it is. If it’s a light surface scratch, you might be able to get rid of it using the tips below. However, if it’s a deep scratch, it’s best to take your glass in to a professional shop. They may have tools and methods to remove or fill the scratches to leave your glass looking like new.
DIY glass scratch removers in Santa Fe, NM
Here are some suggestions to remove scratches from glass using items you may already have stashed away at home:
- Toothpaste: If you have whitening toothpaste on hand, you might be able to buff out light scratches. Whitening toothpaste is slightly abrasive, which helps remove stains from teeth—and scratches from glass. Use a soft rag and a generous amount of toothpaste. Rub the toothpaste in wide circles over the scratched area, as if you were polishing the glass. Rinse the glass to see whether it’s helping. If the scratches look like they’re disappearing, you can continue until they’re gone or much less visible.
- Pumice soap: Pumice can help if toothpaste didn’t quite remove all the scratches. This is another light abrasive that can help buff out scratches. Apply the soap to the rag and use the same method you used with the toothpaste. Rinse and see if it’s helping. If it is, you can continue, and if not, move on to the next option.
- Metal polish: If you use metal polish on glass, be very careful. It’s more abrasive than toothpaste and pumice soap, so you can accidentally damage the glass without meaning to. Work in small amounts, rinse and evaluate your progress often. Lightly polish the glass and see if that helps. If not, rinse and move on.
- Clear nail polish: If you have larger, deeper scratches, you might be able to hide them and fill them in with clear nail polish. Carefully apply the polish to the scratch and let it dry for an hour, then wipe away any excess polish on the surrounding glass. If the clear nail polish won’t come off around the scratch, use nail polish remover to get rid of the excess around the scratch.
With any luck, one of these methods will help remove the scratches from your glass objects—or at least make them a lot less visible. If not, call your local glass repair shop in Santa Fe, NM to see if they can help you buff out scratches in your glass doors, tabletops and more.
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