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My plastic ice scraper scratched up my windshield. I have never had this happen before. I scraped my fingernail over the scratches and it catches. Can it be repaired cheaply? Are there any DIY kits for this? Now I am a bit weary scraping ice...
 

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My plastic ice scraper scratched up my windshield. I have never had this happen before. I scraped my fingernail over the scratches and it catches. Can it be repaired cheaply? Are there any DIY kits for this? Now I am a bit weary scraping ice...
Happened to me a few times last winter and once this winter as well. I think it's happening when you get home or to work and there's a bit of sand on the windshield from driving. When you push the scrapper across the windshield, every now and then it'll catch a grain of sand just right and if the grain of sand is harder than then glass, it'll scratch it. Try and remember to run your wipers after you park and are expecting to scrape next time you get in. I've been doing that and so far no more scratches. I'm also pulling back with the ice scraper rather than pushing on it, that may help prevent scratches.

As for a fix, I haven't found anything yet than I'm willing to try. Maybe there's some sort of glass polisher than can smooth it out? One of the scratches is right in my line of view, lol. It's annoying.
 

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Either the scraper has a exposed bit of metal or a tiny stone got trapped between it and the glass to make a scratch.

My wife scratched a windshield once, thinking it was the scraper.......it was her ring that contacted the glass while scrapping.

Anyways, you'll have to stop at a glass shop that replaces/repairs auto glass and let them evaluate it.

Rob
 

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Mine is scratched all to heck due to this. Lesson learned, my next vehicle I'll just let run for a while instead of scraping the thing.
 

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Pretty sure they can buff glass at a glass shop
 
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