How to Repair a Scratched Car Window

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How to Repair a Scratched Car Window
Fix scratches on your car window using simple household items. (CAR image by Edvin selimovic from

A scratch on the window of a vehicle can be a driving hazard. It is possible to remedy with a few household items.

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Things you need

  • Toothpaste
  • Baking Soda
  • Bowl

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  1. 1

    Rinse the scratched area with warm water to remove all accumulated debris, dirt and dust from the window.

  2. 2

    Mix the toothpaste and baking soda in a bowl until it becomes a thick, pasty substance.

  3. 3

    Apply the paste directly on the scratch, and allow it to sit for several minutes. Using a nonabrasive hand towel, run the paste compound into the crevices of the scratch. Because this paste solution is abrasive, it helps smooth out the scratches.

  4. 4

    Rinse off the paste debris from the scratched area with warm water. The scratch should no longer be visible.

Tips and warnings

  • If the scratch on your car's window is deep, you should consult an automotive professional, as this method is to be used for superficial scratches only.

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