Quixx glass scratch remover in the practice check – AUTO BILD

Perhaps the windshield wiper ran dry over a dirty window, something fell against the car, or a CD case was used in the classic way to scrape ice: There can be many reasons for Scratches on the car windows give. A scratched windscreen in particular can ensure that you are flying blind when the sun is low. While the windshield has to be replaced in the case of deep scratches, light and medium-sized scratches can be polished out with Smart Repair. Quixx is of the opinion that the Glass scratch remover can also do it yourself. But does it really work? AUTO BILD has tested the glass scratch remover for you!

Quixx glass scratch remover in check: it’s inside

The glass scratch remover set includes the following items for 19.95 euros (RRP):

A polishing stick made of wood
Five red polishing strips
Five white polishing strips
A syringe of “Repair” polishing paste
A syringe of “finish” polishing paste
An instruction manual

Praxischeck glass scratch remover

The glass scratch remover includes a polishing stick, various polishing strips, two different polishes and an instruction manual.

In order to be able to properly remove a scratch from the glass, a few things should be added to the shopping list. So you should clean the windshield with a good windshield cleaner before repairing it clean thoroughly, suitable cloths are also required for this. So should duct tape be noted on the shopping list in order to mask the intact pane around the scratch and thus protect it from damage. The following note: Only light and medium scratches can be removed with the glass scratch remover, only this helps with deep scratches exchange the disc.

Glass scratch remover

Glass scratch remover


Glass scratch remover

  • cheap alternative to smart repair
  • easy processing
  • good result with light and medium scratches
  • Dosing of the polishes by spraying is almost impossible

price € 15.13

This is how the Quixx glass scratch remover works

First step: the preparation

In order to achieve a good result, the right preparation is also important for the Quixx glass scratch remover. First of all, the disc must thoroughly cleaned will. If the disc is dirty, it can happen that when polishing dirt particles on the disc, you only cause deeper scratches instead of removing them. After cleaning, the window should be approximately 10 to 12 millimeters away from the scratch taped off will. That’s because the polish is very strong Abrasives includes that fast for new scratches worry if you are not careful. Once everything has been prepared, the grinding polishes are used.

Second step: polishing with the “Repair” paste

Of the Polishing pass Using the “Repair” polishing paste is the most important step after preparation. But it also shows a problem with the glass scratch remover set: According to the operating instructions, you should between 0.04 and 0.06 milliliters of polishing compound on the scratch, which should be roughly two to three units on the syringe scale. Since the syringe is very easy to use, it is very difficult, even with a lot of dexterity, to put so little polishing paste on the scratch. It is not bad for polishing if you put too much polishing paste on the scratch, but that’s the way it is 30 to 40 applicationsthat Quixx promises on the packaging, not very realistic. You won’t have enough polishing paste in the syringe much sooner.

The smooth-running syringe makes it very difficult to dose the polishing pastes.

For polishing a red polishing strip torn off, pushed onto the angled end of the polishing rod and fixed with a rubber ring. Then the scratch is with heavy pressure and with quick movements processed. When polishing, you should always make sure that the bevelled side is always in full contact with the glass and that the polishing movements are at a 90-degree angle to the scratch. A buffing pass should always three minutes be. How often you have to polish depends on the depth of the scratch. Slight scratches only need to be worked on once for three minutes, deeper scratches can have to be polished with three to four passes of three minutes each. Quixx also gives another indication that the result will only be satisfactory with light or medium scratches and not with deeper scratches.

Third step: polishing with the “Finish” paste

When polishing, make sure that the angled side of the polishing rod is moved quickly and with a lot of pressure over the disc at a right angle to the scratch.

Before the “Finish” polishing paste is applied, the remains the “Repair” paste with a damp cloth dabbed and completely removed will. Only then is the “finish” paste applied, with the same dosage problem occurring here as with the “repair” paste. The red polishing strip is against one white stripes exchanged on the polishing stick. The scratch is then polished again for three minutes with quick movements and strong pressure. Even with deeper scratches, only one polishing pass is required here. Then the polishing residues are wiped off with a damp cloth.

Conclusion of the practical check: Can you remove scratches in the window yourself?

Half of this scratch was removed with the glass scratch remover. The unprocessed half can be seen on the left, the scratch on the right has disappeared.

It was surprising: in fact, after using the Quixx glass scratch remover, the light and also the medium scratch from the disc disappeared. The set is very easy to use and, if used correctly, the result is also impressive. The only disadvantage: the dosage of the polishing pastes is difficult to adhere to, and the disc still has to be replaced if there are deep scratches. Nevertheless, the Quixx glass scratch remover is a good and inexpensive one for 19.95 euros DIY smart repair alternativethat can provide a good perspective again.

Can scratches in windshields be buffed out?

Light and medium scratches in the windshield, which can just be felt with a fingernail, may actually be polished out will. The situation is different with deep scratches: In most cases the windshield is a load-bearing component is (it therefore contributes to the stability of the body) scratches too deep cannot be polished out. If the scratches are too deep, the probability that the windshield will crack is significantly higher. But that is much more decisive Obstructed viewthat can cause deep scratches. Before attempting anything on the windshield, a workshop should always take a look at the windshield. If the scratches are too deep, nothing can be salvaged even with professional smart repairs, and the pane should be replaced.

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