If an heirloom mirror has faint scratches across its surface, they can be minimized or eliminated altogether by completing the steps below. Once signs of damage have been reversed, maintaining a mirror’s surface will prevent visible damage from appearing again.
* glass cleaner
* lint-free towels
* jewelry polish
* buffing sponges
* baking soda
* measuring cup
Cleaning The Glass And Removing Scratches With Polish
A small amount of glass cleaner that has been applied to a lint-free towel can be used to remove dust, smudges, and surface dirt from the glass. Once the glass is clean and dry, imperfections in a mirror’s surface will not be difficult to spot. A small amount of jewelry polish that contains cerium oxide needs to be added to a buffing sponge. A sponge should be moved firmly back and forth over scratches in order to reduce the appearance of each one. More polish might need to be added to a cloth if the initial treatment did not work well.
Removing Scratches With A Homemade Mixture
If jewelry polish isn’t readily available, a homemade scratch removing mixture can be prepared by adding equal amounts of baking soda and water to a small bowl. The ingredients need to be stirred with a spoon until they are creamy and well-blended. Afterward, a buffing sponge can be dipped into the mixture and applied directly to each imperfection in the glass. Moving a sponge around in small circles will help lighten marks in the glass. More of the homemade mixture may need to be applied to a sponge in order to effectively minimize or eliminate scratches.
After using either type of scratch remover, the glass will need to be cleaned again with a glass cleaning agent and a lint-free towel in order to remove any residue that remains on a mirror’s surface. Damage to a mirror that requires professional assistance can be repaired by contacting Palmdale Glass and Mirror Company or another company that provides Glass Repair in Santa Clarita CA. A company that offers Glass Repair in Santa Clarita CA can assist with repairs to glass items in a residential or business setting.