How to restore etched Auto glass

Etching is a problem that occurs to glass as a result of exposure to hard water, sharp pieces and other foreign matter coming into contact with the fine surface of the glass. Auto glass, such as windshields and windows, can suffer from this type of damage and not only detrimental to the appearance of your vehicle, but also affect your ability to see safely through the glass. Instead of putting in a new piece of glass instead of the engraved pieces, you can easily restore it yourself.


  1. Pour a small amount of polished restoration glass into a glass polishing pad. Start with a quantity of the size of a coin and add more as you need.
  2. Start in a corner of the cup and rub the small cushion, even circles to work on the polish. Apply polish more to the pad as it dries, polish works completely on the glass.
  3. Spray a thin layer of cleaning glass on the glass and rub with a dry towel. Remove any traces of the glass polish by rubbing with the towel.
  4. Wet the entire surface of the glass and dry it with a dryer. Make sure the glass is completely dry.
  5. Look over the remaining engraved glass or traces of polish. Use additional polish to get rid of stubborn etching and wash away debris with water and a squeegee.