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Old 07-25-2020, 02:04 PM
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Windshield is original. Have always used Rainx to make water bead.. Over the years I have tried many different polishes. They remove contaminants but don't remove pitting. The last few months I have tried to get glass experts to do something to get it back to new like. Input thus far is that I can't get there from here and it is best to live with it or replace it.
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Windshield is original. Have always used Rainx to make water bead.. Over the years I have tried many different polishes. They remove contaminants but don't remove pitting. The last few months I have tried to get glass experts to do something to get it back to new like. Input thus far is that I can't get there from here and it is best to live with it or replace it.


I have no personal experience with it but there is a kit called “Diamonid” I think it is that is supposed to remove deep scratching and etching from glass. If yours is “live with or replace” maybe it’s worth a shot?

Applies with a standard small pad buffer and maybe with enough time you could smooth the surface and then put a few layers / coats of cerami coat on to seal it and “fill” in some of the minor pitting. (Not that cerami coat has much depth to it...)


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Old 07-25-2020, 02:51 PM
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I have no personal experience with it but there is a kit called “Diamonid” I think it is that is supposed to remove deep scratching and etching from glass. If yours is “live with or replace” maybe it’s worth a shot?

Applies with a standard small pad buffer and maybe with enough time you could smooth the surface and then put a few layers / coats of cerami coat on to seal it and “fill” in some of the minor pitting. (Not that cerami coat has much depth to it...)


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It's not that my windshield is that bad. I would just like it to be appear new. Have looked at many kits. Most require buffing which seemed to be the major concern of shops. I guess it is quite easy to cause distortion in the glass using a buffing wheel. Thanks for the suggestion, will check it out.
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No worries, Purplefade.

I have used Rejex for years as a sealer and then rainx on top of that.
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Not sure if it is worth the time or effort to buff or polish the glass. I put a new St. Gobain Sekurit windshield in mine for $375 installed. One of the cheaper parts I have bought for the X.
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I use Nu-glass polish and then rainx although one of the other guys a ceramic stovetop polish.

With the amount of sand blasting you have to contend with do you find yourself using an electric or air powered buffer? Or do you apply by hand since you're doing that on a regular basis?
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Not sure if it is worth the time or effort to buff or polish the glass. I put a new St. Gobain Sekurit windshield in mine for $375 installed. One of the cheaper parts I have bought for the X.

Mine isn't THAT bad that I feel the need, yet, to replace it. Just one of those things that drive me crazy as I'm driving into the sun at dawn or dusk.


Wondered how many hours of polishing I would have to do...
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Mine isn't THAT bad that I feel the need, yet, to replace it. Just one of those things that drive me crazy as I'm driving into the sun at dawn or dusk.


Wondered how many hours of polishing I would have to do...
Mine had a couple of highway dings in it and was certainly pitted from years of service. Unbelievable difference having it replaced, I never really noticed how pitted it was. 1 hour of down time and I didn't have to lift a finger. FTW.
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Removed the oil pan cover on the M62 engine yesterday. The pan looks quite clean without any timing chain guide parts.

Big relief. I guess I can hold off on the TCG job a little longer.

Any tips on the gasket install?

I bought a gasket maker and a brand new gasket. I'm thinking of cleaning up the mating surface, put on a light coating of the gasket maker, then place on the gasket and reuse the oil pan bolts.
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EOD...does the NuGlass polish work to "fill" the little pits in the windshield?

Purplefade...can you take a moment to describe the application process you use? Does it take care of small pitting?
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