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    I'm having one of those 'I DON'T BELIEVE IT' moments as I'm really annoyed at what I've done and just wondered if anyone out there can help.

    I've just finished a lovely driftwood surround to a mirror and it looked lovely when i polished the mirror itself.......until I saw a small surface scratch about 3 inches long, pin wide and not very deep across the middle. After walking round the workshop muttering to myself and having cleaned it with several different things in the vain hope it was a dirty mark, its still there. It's not visible from some angles and in some lights but very obvious from others.

    You are all my last hope to avoid having to start all over again!! Does anyone have a magic ingredient that I can use to perhaps fill the scratch and re-polish the surface that won't leave a shadow or other trace.

    David
    www.panachegifts.co.uk

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panach...60271863992797

    Twitter @PanacheGifts

  • #2
    The rubber fell off my windscreen wipers and made nice deep gouges over my windscreen. Hubby got some scratch remover for glass and polished the scratches out. He had a spinning polishing machine already. Don't know if it work work for you.

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    • #3
      Thanks - at least its a solution I haven't tried yet so I'll give it a go.

      David
      www.panachegifts.co.uk

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panach...60271863992797

      Twitter @PanacheGifts

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      • #4
        working through the grades with some micromesh will usually do the trick if it's not too deep. You could try something like polywatch, but it could still leave a shadow - for a proper fix you really do need to bring the surface of the surrounding glass down to match the depth of the scratch. Micromesh is my standard answer for lots of things, and having been designed to polish things like aircraft canopies, it really does do the job very well.
        george
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        • #5
          My DH uses Displex, comes from Germany but you can get from Amazon or ebay. Well known amongst the vinyl record trade as eliminates surface scratches on records, we have used on the car facia as well and it works well.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the suggestions but just after posting I found myself in our local glass suppliers on another job and asked the same question. They gave me a small tube of neutral T cut and after applying it with a mesh cloth and plenty of elbow grease the scratch is no longer visible. I've still got some T cut left but am making sure my mirrors stay well protected whilst in the work area. Lesson leaned!

            David
            www.panachegifts.co.uk

            http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panach...60271863992797

            Twitter @PanacheGifts

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            • #7
              Glad you got it sorted rosé cottage... I couldn't help but it is good to know the solution now
              Jo-Anne
              Mummy, Crafter and Owner of Craft & Card making supplies website
              www.rubiesannpearls.co.uk
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