How do you remove scratches from a car windshield?

My car windshield was scratched by a falling tree limb last night. It seems small enough to fix without replacing the entire windshield, so I want to give it a shot. How can I remove these scratches?

Answer
I’m so sorry that happened—but removing scratches from your car windshield is easier than you might think! Here’s how to do it:
  • Test the depth of the scratch. if it’s not too deep, you should be able to fix it on your own.
  • Combine equal parts baking soda and water to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste to the scratch using a rag and rubbing in a circular motion.
  • Wipe off excess paste and repeat.
A few applications should do the trick! This way, you don’t have to worry about replacing the windshield or filing a car insurance claim.
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Best of luck with the repairs; you’ve got this!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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