One of the things that we all look through every day is glass. With the right installation, it is something that allows us to have a clear view of the other world. This is even truer for the glass that we have on our boats. With clear and undamaged glass, you can see the beauty of the ocean. However, when the glass is damaged, either by scratches or by hard water, there is blurring and distortion of the view to the outside world. Given that glass is an organic material and to some extent soft material, it is very much prone to damage from various sources and at any single point in its life.
When the glass has some old scratches, pronounced, or very rough, sometimes as a boat owner, you might find it very challenging for you to remove the stains or the scratches from the glass. Some methods have been invented that make it possible for you to remove the small imperfections or at least to lessen them. Some of the imperfections are the hairline scratches. When you are thinking about the removal of the scratches, the first thing that you need to do is to select a buffing or a polishing compound for the buffing of the glass. After, you have to wash the glass and then leave it to dry. In case this method fails to work, then you might have to seek the services of a professional. It is also advised that during your attempt to fix the glass, you need to ensure that you are always safe. As such, be sure to exercise care and caution especially for the glass that has some deep scratches or cracks. You also need to understand that the safety of tempered glass is made to crack when it has put through some conditions. Therefore, when you are buffing the glass, you need to ensure that you put light pressure.
To ensure that you remove the scratches from the glass and not cause any form of damage, you need to select a polishing or a buffing compound that has been made for use with any type of glass. You might consider such agents as gel-based toothpaste, jeweler`s rouge, or polishing compounds. You also need to ensure that you do not use a polishing cream that might cause abrasion since it can lead to the development of more scratches. You need to use a buffing ad for the application on the area that has the scratches and then does some circular rubbing movements as you apply some light pressure. In case the boat glass has some deep or large scratches, then you might consider the use of a buffer that is electric on the medium.
After you have done the buffing for a few minutes, you need to check whether the removal of the scratches has been successful. You might then want to apply more of the cleaning agent if need be and then keep buffing until you get rid of the scratches. However, sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it becomes hard to remove the scratches or stains on the glass. You need to call a professional to fix the glass or recommend some replacement.