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It has always been a dream of mine to have a greenhouse that I could use to grow my own produce during the winter. I love garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes and a variety of other produce and it made me sad when I had to quit gardening for the season. I decided that it was time for me to invest in having a greenhouse built in my backyard so that I could continue to grow throughout the entire year. Learn all about the selection of the glass and how it needs to be cared for right here on my blog.

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Patching A Scratch In Your Glass Shower Door

Lee Moerman

If you have a shower that is contained with glass shower doors, and you have noticed a slight scratch within the glass, you are most likely concerned that it will become larger or cause injury to someone. Most people will have a scratched pane replaced with a new one if the scratch appears deep. If the scratch is slight, however, you may be able to patch it on your own. Here are some tips to use when trying to do a scratch repair to your glass shower door in an attempt to hold off on replacing it until a later date.

Test The Scratch Depth To Determine Intensity Of Flaw

Before trying to patch a scratched glass surface on your own, test the depth of the damaged portion of the pane to see if a simple repair would be effective in fixing the area. Rub your fingertip across the scratched part of the glass pane gently. If your fingertips gets snagged in the crevice, it is best to have the scratch handled by a professional glass repair business. If your finger glazes over the scratch without delay, you should be able to effectively fill in the scratched portion so it does not escalate in intensity with normal use.

Clean The Flawed Area In Attempt For A Successful Fill

Before you start filling in the cracked spot of your door, the glass should be cleaned around the flawed area so the filling agent will adhere properly. Use a soft piece of cloth for this job as rougher material could cause additional cracking. Microfiber works well at removing debris without causing damage to glass. Rub a small amount of glass shower cleaner on the affected area and then dry it with a piece of non-abrasive cloth. This will help you see the scratch in its entirety and is also useful in uncovering additional obscured scratches around the main one. If there are many scratches seen after this procedure, call a glass repair service to do an assessment.

Fill In The Flawed Area With An Appropriate Substance

Once the glass has been cleaned and dried, apply a filling agent to the shallow scratch. There are several glass repair kits on the market to use to perform this task, or you can try clear nail polish or metal polish to fill in the crevice. Apply a thin layer of the material and rub off any excess with a dry piece of non-abrasive cloth. Allow the filling substance to harden in its entirety before using the shower.

For more help, speak to a company such as Mitchell's Glass & Mirror.


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