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Window scratch

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by derekabraham, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Aug 24, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place, but I'll give it a shot anyways.



    I just got my truck back from my local Toyota dealer's bodyshop after they made repairs to my passenger doors after a hit and run. Much to my dismay, I noticed a small but noticable scratch on the window of the door that was impacted the most. I'm a clean freak who cleans my windows about three times a day (shut up :D) and I would've definitely noticed this before I took it in. While I'm pleased with the body work, I'm not pleased with the window.


    Is there any way to get the scratch out of the window without bringing it back to the shop and telling them they scratched my window? I would just feel like a dick doing that.


    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Aug 24, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    genxer36

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    Look out the other window. :D Ok just kidding. Do you have a picture of the scratch? Are we talking a slight or deep scratch?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2008 at 9:39 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I would say slight. I'll take one in daylight tomorrow.


    We are probably talking about a scratch that probably won't even show up on film though, if that further answers your question. :D
     
  4. Aug 24, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    ^^^^yep......need to see pics!! if you can run your fingernail over it and catch it....like if there is a small ridge in the window....by all means,take it back. they'll have to fix that if its bad enough.

    maybe try some chrome polish and see if that gets rid of the scratch first.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Oh you can definitely feel it. It might just show up on camera. I'll show you guys tomorrow!
     
  6. Aug 25, 2008 at 5:26 AM
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    Talk to safelight or another glass place...Might have some ideas. They can fix cracks without too much issues- A scratch should be pretty easy.

    Chrome or Metal polish and then rubbing compound might just do the trick tho.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2008 at 3:09 PM
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    derekabraham

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    The scratch doesn't even show up in the picture. :eek:


    I'll try what you guys suggested, and if that doesn't work I'll give them a call. Thanks guys! :)
     
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