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Old 09-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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I had to share this. There were two scratches on the inside of the passengerís side of my windshield. I could easily imagine a woman with a diamond ring wiping that window who knows how long ago. One scratch was fairly deep and would stop my finger nail when I rubbed across it. The other wasnít as bad, but was easily seen. I pulled out my CO1 glass polishing compound and soaked the polishing wheel in water for a few hours. After mixing the compound 2 to 1 with water, I started buffing out the scratches. I started with a battery powered drill and switched to a cord drill, but it was too fast. I recharged the battery drill and buffed on and off for about an hour. Those scratches are completely gone. No trace. NADA.
You know there are some good things about getting older. Patience is definitely one of them. Thanks for letting me share. Mike
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:02 AM   #2
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PATIENCE, HELL---I want it NOW!!!!---WHAR'S my MEDS???---HEY, Dog, "Whar's my MEDS"???
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:51 AM   #3
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PATIENCE, HELL---I want it NOW!!!!---WHAR'S my MEDS???---HEY, Dog, "Whar's my MEDS"???
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Hey Bill, you nailed it about the meds. Yesterday morning I had to go without because I had to have a blood test at 8:05 am. My god, I almost turned around as I drove to the doctor to get my wife to drive me instead. I know the meds are important to the quality of my life, but geez I hate to be so dependent on anything. I canít blame it all on old age because of all the injuries Iíve accumalated along the way. Almost all of them happened while I was doing something I loved, especially racing and I wouldnít change anything. However, holy crap some of those injuries really like to come back and bite me in the ass.

The one time I didnít injure myself doing something really dangerous was when I initated I-5 in my í65 white XKE Jag. The freeway had been completed but wasnít open to the public yet. I told almost everybody I knew about what I was going to do and where. They showed up along side the freeway at every mile marker for five miles with cold beer and stopwatches. My average speed for those five miles was 160, and that new pavement felt soo good. I canít describe the sound of the Jag at 160, but it was totally awesome.
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I worked on JAGUARS for YEARS, oh the stories I could BORE you with!
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Griot's sells a clay cleaning product that worked well for me. It did take out some small scratches and imperfections in my decades old safety glass. I was really happy with the end result.
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Has buffing those scratches out caused the windscreen to act like a lens and distort what you see through it? Eg, Are straight edges still straight?
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Has buffing those scratches out caused the windscreen to act like a lens and distort what you see through it? Eg, Are straight edges still straight?
I've seen NEW cars with DISTORTED glass
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I've seen NEW cars with DISTORTED glass
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Yup, so have I but not sure if it was the screen or me. I've been told I'm a bit distorted too!
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Yes, usually a buffed out windshield will leave a wavy distortion.
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No distortion whatsoever.
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