How to Remove Scratches from a Glass Window

Glass windows are very important either in a home or a car. Unfortunately, a scratch on the surface of the glass can run the view. This is the reason why you need to remove the scratch from the glass. Fortunately, there are home remedies that can help you remove scratch from any type of glass. Below, we will look at some of the methods on how to remove scratches from glass windows. And through the methods, you can get to see clearly through your glass again.

Apply baking soda

Baking soda can be used as a polishing compound when it comes to removing scratches from glass. To remove scratches using baking soda, you first need to clean the glass using warm water and cloth. However, it is advisable to use a clean fabric so that you do not introduce further scratches on the glass. 

After this, you can add a tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl before adding water. Also, you need to ensure that the container you use is clan so that you do not introduce impurities in the water. This could further scratch the glass surface in the process of the scratch removal. After tiring, it is advisable to remove the small particles of baking soda that did not dissolve in the water. Alternatively, you can add a little water in the mixture until you form a paste.

At this point, wrap another cloth around your index finger before dipping it into the paste. Collect a little paste before smearing it on the scratch in a circular motion. Continue doing this for 30 seconds, during which you should continue seeing changes on the scratch at this point.

You can then rinse and clean the surface of the glass with a cloth to remove all baking soda. At this point, you will notice changes in the glass and this confirms that you have successfully removed the glass.

Use metal polish

All metal polishes available in the market work in removing scratches from glass.  However, they would have a better result if they are loaded with cerium oxide.  And just like in the previous method, you need to wipe the glass clean with a clean piece of cloth before allowing it to dry. Failure to let the glass dry could lead to more damages which are not the result you are looking for.

Get a lint free cloth and wrap it around your first finger. Get the polish from the bottle by dipping your finger inside. However, you should avoid getting an excess amount of polish on your finger as that could lead to negative results. Next, apply the polish on the affected part of the glass. Rub the polish on the glass for a period of 30 seconds. After you are done, look at the glass to see the changes. If the scratches are gone, rinse off the glass with a clean cloth to remove the remaining polish.

Buff with toothpaste

The first step in removing scratches from a glass is to sterilize the environment. This can be done by wiping the glass with a damp cloth to ensure that the unwanted particles do not interfere with the polishing process.

You should choose a clean piece of cloth to ensure that the surface is clean. Also, choose a powdery type of toothpaste that is white in color. The other types of toothpastes will work well. However, they should contain baking soda.

As with the procedures above, you need to squeeze a small amount of toothpaste on your index finger. Again, apply the toothpaste on the scratched glass surface and rub in circular motion for 30 seconds. After you are done with removing the scratch, you should wipe the glass with a damp cloth. Your glass is now fine and clear.

Use nail polish

In this method of removing scratches from glass, you need a nail polish remover, nail polish, an applicator and a damp cloth. However, you need to ensure that the nail polish is clear without pigments. And since nail polish comes with an applicator, you will not have to use your finger for this process.

After cleaning the glass surface with a damp cloth, you should dip the applicator in the nail polish before applying on the affected glass surface. After application, nail polish will seep through all the scratches on the surface of glass. You should then let the polish sit on the glass surface for one hour.

After one hour has passed, get your nail polish and apply it on a piece of cloth before rubbing the nail polish on the surface of the glass. You will be surprised by how the scratches will disappear from your glass surface.

Use Cerium oxide

Cerium oxide will work wonders on your glass surface. However, you need to realize that this product can be pricey to purchase. The product is so effective that you can use it to remove deep scratches like those that form on the windshield.

If you need to remove scratches on glass using cerium oxide, you first need to clean the surface of the glass with a damp cloth.  Also, you need to mix cerium oxide with water before forming a paste. Afterwards, use a brush to apply the paste on the affected area. However, you should be careful to apply the paste with consistency to avoid an undulating finish. Repeat this process until you fill the scratch. Clean the surface when done.


Above, we have seen ways to remove scratches from glass. We hope they will help you remove scratches from the glass. These methods are aimed at minor to moderate scratches. If you find that these scratches are too deep, consider calling in a professional. If the professional can remove them, that will be fine. However, there are deeper scratches that cannot be removed through any means. At this point, you have no option but to replace the glass. This would be the only solution to fix the problem. Therefore, just do an assessment of the scratch before attempting removal.