[s-cars] Windshield replacement.
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Fri Mar 5 12:47:21 EST 2004
There are compounds out there that are intended to polish glass, most of them are based on
cerium oxide, some in crude form of mineral ?rhodite?, some in finely refined form. I have
eastwood's version in my garage for almost half a year (I would say it seems to be crude
form of cerium oxide), but have not tried it yet - was waiting for warmer weather. DO NOT
use it in your garage - it is extremely fine powder that is not going to leave your lungs
if it gets there - do it outside, and wash your car thouroughly after polishing is
over. In addition, that mineral have some natural radioactivity, so, again, it is bad
to get it in your lungs.
Another way to get this compound is to call auto-glass companies around. From my
experience, half of them do not know about it because all they do is just installing new
glass and patching holes, another half have it and uses it, but will not sell it to us.
Some people had better luck than I with local shops.
Disclaimer: I have not tried it yet so I do not know if it will save or ruin a windshield.
>From what I know it can do both ;) I am going to try it soon, since previous owner did nt
seemed to bother with replacing wipers or was a big fan of using dry wipers on glass -
and there are bad burn marks on windshield to addition of usual stone chips.
Here are some links from my bookmarks:
<li><a href="http://www.eastwoodco.com/aspfiles/banner_redirect.asp?TYPE=category&CAT=Plastic+%26+Glass+Repair&I1.y=-563&I1.x=13">glass polishing kits at eastwoodco.com</a>
<li><a href="http://www.jestcoproducts.com/glass_polishing1.html"> another glass polishing kit</a>
<li><a href="http://www.janvil.com/repair_systems.htm">hand glass polish from janvil.com</a>
<li><a href="http://www.tptools.com/product.asp?base%5Fno=8455%2DGLASS&str%5Fbase%5Fno=8455%2DBOBS%2C8455%2D62%2C8455%2D60%2C8455%2DGOBLET%2C8455%2D106%2C8455%2D125%2C8455%2DBUFFS%2C8455%2DSH%2C8455%2DGLASS%2CSM85%2DBUFF%2C&header%5Ftitle=Buffing%2C+Detailing%2DBuffing+Bobs+and+Wheels+%2D+Shank+Mount&page%5Fname=prod%5Flist%5Fdisplay%2Easp&search%5Ftype=L2%7E148&size1=&size2=&gender=&ShowImages=yes&sq=0&cont=1&intPgNo=1&mscssid=L9N28PNSM2338GSKAMQXS4CH184RA8T2">another glass polish from OH</a>
<li><a href="http://www.facetingmachines.com/polishes.shtml">cerium oxide from Bob Kulakofsky</a>
On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Tim Radbourne wrote:
> I have pitting/sandblasting on my windshield. Not a problem unless you
> are driving directly into the sun. Is there any fix without replacing
> the glass? (I would need the antenna in the glass.)
> 93 S4
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TM [mailto:t44tq at mindspring.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 12:37 AM
> To: 'Robert Myers'
> Cc: 'Quattro list'; s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [s-cars] Windshield replacement.
> I just had "Los" brand Finnish glass installed in my 200-
> cost about $320 with the antenna in the glass and that included
> the chrome trim strip that was a dealer-only Audi part.
> The install was fine, but I think I should have insisted upon
> PPG glass- this stuff is too soft- only a few days on the road and
> the glass already has stone chips.
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