Ford Model A Pickup Restoration December 2016

It is quite cold in my garage and so I want to show you this month a product which I have successfully tested in October.

Ford Model A Restoration Project December 2016

The problem I have is on my daily driver car and has been caused by the previous car owner. With red arrows I have marked the ugly grinding marks on the windshield glass. It looks like dirt, but the scratches are about 1 cm wide. Probably the windshield wiper once was in operation without any rubber … otherwise I do not know how to get such scratches.

Ford Model A Restoration Project December 2016

The product for the repair comes from Sonax. It 's the glass polish and 2 felt discs.

Ford Model A Restoration Project December 2016

The user guide can be found on the back side.

Ford Model A Restoration Project December 2016

What you additionally need is a polishing machine with adjustable speed, a spray bottle with water and a bucket to clean the microfiber cloth after cleaning the glass surface.

Ford Model A Restoration Project December 2016

I protected the rubber of the windshield glass with adhesive tape. I also protected the hood, roof and the side doors with a thin foil. Now everything is ready and you can start with polishing. For easy monitoring the scratches, I have placed a tape in a distance of 4 cm. First I missed to do that and after some time I could not find the right position anymore. Now put some polish over the felt disc, a little moistening and then move the disc with 1'000 min-1 over the glass. Always keep moving and never stay at the same place. If the disc runs dry, slightly moisten the glass with the water spray. At the beginning I had concerns that the glass might become hot(and crack), but it will only become a little bit warm and with some water it is very fast back to normal temperature. Now you surely want to see the result but unfortunately you can't see any scratches left, and I have not taken a photo. Finally I have also polished the entire glass and the result can be seen at night, where I have massively less scattered light. The product is easy to apply, the scratches which you could not feel with your fingernail, are easily removed and it generally reduces all the little scratches you have on our glass. I am more than satisfied with the result and can recommend product.




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