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      08-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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small pitting on my windshield

I was hoping there might be a filler product I could use to fill up the dozens of microscopic pits. Something like the treatment you can get done for large stone chips, but on a much smaller scale.

claying won`t work as these are actual pits and not contaminants on the windshield

any kind of product out there? would opti coat work?
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      08-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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One option is to try polishing the glass with a pad and polish specifically designed for auto glass. There are kits out there, however, the pits won't disappear. I have not seen a filler or resin that can fill the small chips in the glass. The only option that really works is replacing the windshield which is probably not the answer you want to hear.

Glass on the M3 and now all BMW's are really soft and chip easily. Highways beat the crap out of my windshield it's pretty sad.
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One option is to try polishing the glass with a pad and polish specifically designed for auto glass. There are kits out there, however, the pits won't disappear. I have not seen a filler or resin that can fill the small chips in the glass. The only option that really works is replacing the windshield which is probably not the answer you want to hear.

Glass on the M3 and now all BMW's are really soft and chip easily. Highways beat the crap out of my windshield it's pretty sad.
yup it's true. our glass is very soft or however you want to phrase it. i barely get to drive my car and have owned it for two years now but still my glass is pitted. drive the car, enjoy it, love life, and move on. down the road if you still have this car get the windshield replaced
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I've just accepted the small pits in mine and moved on
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I have to agree that the windshield pits easier than any I have seen.
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      08-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #6
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someone should invent a similar product like those headlight restore kits.
guaranteed riches!
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Yes and no. Polishing glass takes a lot more work and finesse than plastic headlight lenses.
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Buy some cerium oxide powder from eBay, mix with some water, and use a buffer. That will reduce how noticeable the pits are.
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