Glass will never be the way we know it to be if it doesn’t go through the polishing process. The first sculpture of glass fired in the kiln is usually an opaque structure, and it requires grinding and polishing before it can be transparent. For transparent surfaces, polishing retains its importance as well.
Glass is prone to get scratches and dirt (or dust) on its surface, and it gets hard to see through the glass when this happens. Light scratches on your glass shouldn’t be tolerated, it should be treated immediately with the right chemicals. In this article, we will share with you some of the reasons why glass polishing is important, and how you can do it today whether you want it done on your car windscreen or the windows and doors in your house.
Importance of glass polishing
As mentioned above, glass polishing helps:
- take care of scratches, abrasions and dirt on your glass surface.
- transform your glass from opaque to transparent.
- improve the quality of your glass and prolong its life.
- Make your glass look better aesthetically and more beautiful.
With the importance of glass polishing mentioned above, you are probably already looking forward to getting started. Let’s do that!
How do you polish your glass surfaces?
Here are a few steps you should follow if you want your polishing done well.
First of all, you should select the right time to do it.
It is best to polish your glass surfaces when the sun isn’t smiling down on you. That means early in the morning or a little latein the evening would do the trick perfectly. Also, you have you make sure you do not polish when you just finished washing the glass. You should let it dry a bit.
Then you need to get the right materials.
You can get glass cleaner and a towel for the job (microfiber towel is recommended). Then you need to get a good glass polisher (either separately or in a glass polishing kit). Ensure you get a low speed polisher (between 1000 and 1200 RPM
Get a good position to polish your glass
If you are polishing your car windows you might want to roll it down so that you can clean the top easily. If you are polishing your house window, set it to a position that will allow you to reach as many corners of the window as possible. Also set it in a position that is comfortable for you to clean without stressing yourself.
Spray the cleaner on the glass and clean
The next thing to spray the cleaner all over the surface and clean with your towel.
Rinse the glass with water
Apply lubricating oil and polish to the polisher
Applying lubricating oil to the polishing pad makes it easier to polish.
Hold the polisher to the glass and start
Do not apply pressure to the glass since the polisher will apply pressure of its own. Ensure you polish from top to bottom, until every angle is polished.
Clean the remaining polish residue away witha microfiber towel
Apply glass sealant
Apply a small sealant to an automotive sponge and spread it over your glass to preserve your glass smoothness and clearness for a longer period.