Car Mechanics (UK)

Pit­ted wind­screen

- Craig Mcwig­gan Škoda Octavia · Belgium · Iceland · Belarus · Skoda Auto

I have a 2007 Skoda Oc­tavia VRS diesel that has cov­ered 120,000 miles. I have re­alised that the wind­screen has hun­dreds of tiny marks, sim­i­lar to pin­pricks. Hav­ing read your re­sponse to some­one ask­ing about scratched glass, I won­dered if a wind­screen-pol­ish­ing kit would get rid of these?

I would first en­sure that the marks you can see are in or on the glass. Given so many tiny marks, it would be un­usual if the cause was a large num­ber of tiny stonechips. By run­ning your fin­gers over the glass, you should be able to de­ter­mine if the marks are in­side the screen or on the surface.

I am as­sum­ing your ve­hi­cle hasn’t been parked near any­where that grind­ing has been car­ried out, as I have seen the tiny flexes thrown off from a grinder ad­here to sur­faces and give a sim­i­lar ef­fect. If the prob­lem is due to ei­ther tiny in­dents or flexes ad­hered to the screen, then a wind­screen-pol­ish­ing kit such as the one of­fered by glasspol­ishshop.com (http://bit.ly/2zbg2oq) might help.

There is an­other pos­si­ble ex­pla­na­tion for the tiny marks, which is that the lam­i­na­tion in the cen­tre of the screen is beginning to de­te­ri­o­rate, which re­sults in tiny white marks ap­pear­ing within the glass. If this is the case, it can only be rec­ti­fied by re­plac­ing the wind­screen.

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The wind­screen pol­ish­ing kit which may help elim­i­nate any small surface scratches.
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