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  1. #1
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    Default scratches in glass

    I just finished the old wood door to my 100+ year old house. I was so proud because I soon noticed I scratched the glass when I sanded the old finish off. I tried the toothpaste trick but that did not work. Is there any way to repair them? I hope so, it is beautiful glass.

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    You are stuck with them.
    Lesson learned.

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    You could try polishing with 400 or 600 or 800 grit sandpaper, but you run the risk of making it worse.

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    Glass can be polished- there are kits for this. But it takes a lot of time, and the glass has to be o8u7t for the discs to reach the edges, and the results are iffy unless you're experieced. Just replace it.

    Phil

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    Is it that noticeable?

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    yes the scratches are noticeable

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    I'll tell you what I would do if these scratches bothered me: replace the glass.

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    I have a lot of similar experience with my replacement windows and doors with fiber glass finishes. Scratches can ruin the look of a glass piece. You can attempt a repair by using polish applied with a jeweler's cloth. This will need to be washed off from time to time, and reapplied.
    Or you can get help from this post: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-i...from-glass.htm

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    Default Re: scratches in glass

    What kind of glass? If it's old window glass search craigslist or the dumpsters of nearby rehab projects for free 100+ year old windows. I've done both to replace broken panes.

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