How to remove car glass scratches

Car glass suffers the impact of numerous materials, particles and atmospheric agents. These can cause scratches of varying degrees to appear on the glass. Only light scratches can be removed or polished out. The larger ones require crystal replacement.

Light stripes distort the reflection of light and thus reduce the visibility of the driver. You do not need to take your car to a car workshop to remove the light scratches on the glass of the car; you can remove these scratches.


  1. Clean the glass of the car. Use an alcohol-based cleaner or soapy water. Rinse the soapy water and wipe the glass with a clean, dry cloth. Leave the glass dry. Make sure all the residues in the glass have been cleaned.
  2. Add two tablespoons of glycerin and two tablespoons of cerium oxide in a small bowl. Cerium oxide is available at DIY stores and home improvement stores. Also add two tablespoons of water to the cup. Start to mix the ingredients vigorously.
  3. Put some of the mixture in the scratched place on the glass.
  4. Take a cloth or a paper towel and begin to gently rub the area. Move your hand up and down movement. Repeat this movement four to five times in the same direction. Change the direction of movement and polish the area from side to side. Polish the terrain in this sense four to five times.
  5. Repeat step 4 until the scratch is barely visible.
  6. Leave the compound in the scratched area to dry, but not for more than 30 seconds. Rinse with warm soapy water. Take a dry cloth and polish the area.
  7. Check if the scratch is still visible. Repeat the process a couple of times if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • If the nail catches at zero, the zero is too deep to fix. You can use an electric buffer with a polishing pad to polish the scratched area.
  • Do not apply too much pressure on the glass, because it can break. Do not use an abrasive cleaner to polish the scratched area, because it can cause more damage to the glass.