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    Dear Gurus,
    My '89 windshield has hundreds of tiny (1mm) scratches from road debris and wipers. This doesn't make any difference unless I'm driving into the sunrise or sunset, at which time, these imperfections reduce the already poor visibility. Can they be polished out somehow or must I replace the windshield?
    Donald McCaig

    You might be able to try polishing it with 0000 steel wool and some rainx. I'd try it on a small area on the passenger side to see how it comes out. I think there are glass polishes avaliable but I've never messed with them so no idea how or if they work.
    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC grandpa spec white and cranberry

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

    Originally posted by phayzer5
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers


      Yea I was going to say, there's glass polish/scratch remover stuff out there. Mine is real bad too, I gotta replace it now anyway thanks to a rock...
      '89 Ford LTD Crown Vic - '92 Ford F-150 Custom -
      '95 Ford Bronco XL -

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        i would get a new windshield donald........i've seen shops buff the scratches out, but the result ends up hazy.........again shame you are so far, theres a glass shop in the town i used to work in that does good work, and gives me good prices.....165 installed for a new windshield......he's making 40 bucks on the job, try to find a price around that range........if you have comprehensive coverage, and a decent sized stone chip, in most cases they will just pay to replace a windshield that is pitted bad
        as others said, try cleaning it with 0000 steel wool and glass cleaner first

        1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
        2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
        1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
        1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
        2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
        1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

        please be patient, rebuilding an empire!