How to Fix Thin Scratches in Window Pane Glass


Glass windows are only as good as the quality of the glass they are made from. For a window to retain its structural integrity, it is important to protect it from cracks and deep scratches. However, sometimes a thin scratch will occur. It is not structurally significant, but detracts from the window pane glass' appearance. Thin scratches can often be eliminated with the right materials and a little elbow grease.

Things You'll Need

  • Plain white toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Clean rags/towels
  • Wet sandpaper
  • Inspect the scratch and determine whether it runs all the way to an edge of the glass. If so, it may create a chip where the glass meets the window frame.

  • Sand the spot where the glass meets the frame with wet sandpaper. Rub the spot very gently. This will dull the scratch at the point of origin. Do not apply too much pressure as this could make the scratch deeper.

  • Mix plain white toothpaste, baking soda and water in a small plastic bucket or tub. Make a thick paste the consistency of a thick pudding.

  • Rub the paste into the scratch with a clean, damp cloth, using a small, circular motion. Let the paste dry on the window for 15 minutes and use a clean, wet towel to wash the window clean. Repeat this step two or three times until the scratch is invisible.

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