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Old 07-25-2020, 05:05 PM
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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.


Heard that... I have a spot in mine that I had fixed years ago and I can see it but the average passenger couldn’t... drives me nuts but I haven’t messed with it yet.

I would imagine it is easy to introduce “swirl” in to the glass, if you give it a go keep the pressure light and the buffer moving - less is probably more

And as Overboost says, worst case, new glass is under $400 at most places.

Good luck brother!!

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Old 07-25-2020, 05:18 PM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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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?


Hey PS, I put mine on just like I’m applying it on the body, I just let it sit about a minute longer and use a bit lighter pressure to “buff” it off the windshield. Takes me a few minutes to get it clear/evened out but the guy I picked it up from said the letting it sit that little bit longer allows it to adhere to the glass a bit better

When I say light pressure, I use just enough to wipe the windshield down and once it’s dry and set, usually the next morning, I go back with a clean micro fiber rag and give it a quick once over wipe down a second time. (Probably not necessary, but old habits die hard..)


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I don't like the smear effect of a full rain-x treatment but I've been using the rain-x wahser spray for years. You can treat window when needed with 6-8 seconds of solid spray or 2-4 runs of the programmed auto wash. It still has the smear effect but only about an inch behind the blade.

Of you don't know what I mean by the smear effect and it doesn't bother you don't look under that rock (ignorance is bliss).

There used to be a treatment for the window that would clean the wipers when they park: they would cut very tiny grooves into the window to clean the edge of the wiper when they came out of park.

The best improvement I've seen on wipers is from my Z28 which when parked lifted the spring tension off the rubber. Greatly improved the condition of the blade and easily tripled the lifespan
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I was just starting to notice the micro scratches on my windshield and wondering how much it would be to replace when "fate intervened" when I hit my window with my hand and shattered It. My new glass was $100 insurance copay installed.
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I was just starting to notice the micro scratches on my windshield and wondering how much it would be to replace when "fate intervened" when I hit my window with my hand and shattered It. My new glass was $100 insurance copay installed.


I hate to say that’s too funny but I fully remember your “you can’t break a windshield with your fist” testing 🤪

Way to be a pioneer and heck, sounds like you need new glass anyway. Doh!


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I laughed my ass off. Ya have to laugh or you'd have to cry. The screen was Soo much clearer it was worth the $100 plus the life lesson of do that in junk yard card not yours.


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Fixed another failed tail lamp. Put solder on the bulb contact points (inside the white holder) this time, as the fault seemed to be the bulb contacts rather than the holder contacts - just for a change!
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I laughed my ass off. Ya have to laugh or you'd have to cry. The screen was Soo much clearer it was worth the $100 plus the life lesson of do that in junk yard card not yours.


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Oh I have totally done that...

I was laying under the dash of a 1957 Chevy (that we had just painted two days prior) installing an MSD Ignition system and would have bet money that I was drilling into the upper dash plate... nope - drilled straight through the cowl... just about 3” from the good line...

That was one of those - damn, I’m stupid moments... - I figured the owner was going to lose hit crap but nope, he looked over my shoulder and honest to goodness said - yep, it went clear through, how do we fix it... - I was speechless. Needless to say some cold flow solder, lots of praying a little touch up work and a BUNCH of light wet sanding and buffing later and the problem was solved!

That’s when I TRULY learned the value of measure twice cut once...

We laugh about it now


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I didn't become "grabs master" of outside the box without dozens of little oops like described above.

It's pretty humbling any time you just destroyed a new part you are about to install.

Just a couple weeks ago putting a battery into an iPhone, tried to take a short cut and not disconnect the screen and manage to tear the ribbon cable to the home button. That cable goes though the display assembly so it's actually easier to replace the entire display. Fortunately wow cheap like $26 Amazon and Apple has a software home button allowing the phone to be used for a few days while waiting for the screen.
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