Before removing a glass scratch, make sure the surface is flat, clean and dry. Once the surface is ready, apply a dot of white, non-gel toothpaste to a damp, lint-free cloth.
Rub the cloth on the scratch in a circular motion for 30 seconds before looking for signs of improvement. You can reapply the toothpaste for as many times as you would like until the scratch’s appearance is minimized.
Clear Nail Polish
Clear nail polish can diminish scratches without fading or damaging the glass. Using the polish brush, spread a thin layer over the scratch. The clear polish will fill in any grooves made by the scratch.
Let the polish dry for an hour and then wipe it away with a clean cloth dipped in nail polish remover.
Baking Soda Mixture
Create a paste made up of a spoonful of baking soda and water. Use a damp cloth to rub in the paste with a circular motion. Repeat the process until the scratch is barely noticeable.
Clean the scratched area and make sure it’s dry before applying the metal polish. Apply the polish to a cotton ball and gently rub it into the scratch using a circular motion.
Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe away any excess metal polish, revealing a smooth, finished product. Do not use the metal polish on your glass scratch more than once. It could make the scratch worse.
When Should I Hire a Professional?
Sometimes, your glass could be damaged well beyond DIY repair. If you have a crack that’s big enough to fit your fingernail through, call in a professional to assess the situation.