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Friday, March 30th, 2012

Glass Restoration Assistance – Help on Glass Resurfacing Projects is Here

Expert Assistance and Training on Glass Resurfacing Projects From the Developer of the Process – Now
Available

When you come across volume glass restoration (widespread glass
scratches  on tempered safety or laminated glass), no one has more experience than
Unscratch the Surface, Inc.  Whether you find large glass graffiti removal
project or thousands of square feet of scratched glass on some
commercial building, they have been at it the longest.  And since U.T.S.
has developed the tools for the scratched glass restoration process, they
are able to adapt and adjust as the situation presents itself.  All
glass repair jobs are not always the same.  Some differences may be things like,
glass type, tempered, annealed, or laminated, proximity of scratches to the frame, access, amount or iron in
glass or other additives in glass, accessibility to the scratched
glass
surface, how deep the scratches are, what is the sun
exposure and view through the glass, and so on.  All these factors have a
direct bearing on how to address the scratched glass restoration

Large Glass Restoration Project Houston TX

Houston TX Glass Restoration – McKinney Street

project.  Removing glass graffiti without distortion, swirls, or haze from a  laundromat window may not be
as critical as flawlessly resurfacing 6’x10′ windows overlooking Balboa Island in
Newport Beach, California that also happen to have a sunny exposure most of the
day.  Let’s be honest, if the glass never gets direct sunlight, is surrounded by trees,  or has
no overhead lighting, it does not have to be perfect.  Since we started the glass restoration revolution in 2005 when we
were collaborating with GlassRenu, there have been hundreds of new glass
restoration companies that have joined the scratched glass repair
game.  Most have developed their skills using the tools we designed 5 years ago.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Their proficiency has almost always been in regard to the most obvious                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and least sensitive when it comes to flawless scratch removal, glass
graffiti
damage.   However,  just as the amateur golfer will not see any significant
improvement in his score even if he has the same equipment as the
pro’s, so goes the skill of the vast majority of glass restoration
technicians out in the field today.  This is supported by something we
have been experiencing more often in the past 6 months.  We have been
receiving calls from other scratched glass repair companies to
either assist them or just subcontract the jobs from them.  The reason
being, that the jobs they had been contacted on were either too large
or required flawless glass resurfacing (no swirls or haze) and they just weren’t able
to accomplish the task at hand in a reasonable and affordable amount of
time.  On one occasion, we went to a hotel project that another company
had already completed but upon inspection from the ground floor, many
areas where scratches were removed from the glass, there was still much
haze and swirls visible from the ground (of this eight story hotel).
They had their best guy attempt to rectify the problem but after 2
days, he was unable to restore the glass to the satisfaction of the
contractor.  That’s when they called Unscratch The Surface.

We are now eager to offer assistance to others in the scratched glass
restoration field.  We have now gladly performed this service for 4
different southern California glass repair companies plus a few in

Reflective glass restoration project Orange County CA

Orange County, CA – Reflective Glass Bldg Restoration

other areas (Chicago, Illinois – San Jose, California and a few for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “glass resurfacing” in Austin, Texas).  We have also been contacted to do a glass resurfacing job in
Hamburg, Germany – Panama City, Panama and also been contacted by
companies in South Africa and Australia to train and license our
technology.  Seeing how this trend has been developing, we have decided
to offer this assistance to all other glass scratch removal
companies.  Please feel free to contact us for further information.  In
some cases, we have just sub contracted the jobs from other companies,
giving them basically a finders fee for referring the scratched
glass resurfacing project to Unscratch the Surface.  This seems to
be the simplest, least complicated way to do it.

Since we are only involved in glass restoration and glass
resurfacing, this is where we are always focused on improving.  We
don’t do window cleaning, like many other new to the game glass restoration
companies.  Therefore we have the time to really focus our energies to
be the best and fastest at what we do best, scratched glass
repair.  We are constantly working on research and development.  Since almost every glass scratch repair job is different or
unique in it’s own way, experience in the scratched glass industry
really does amount for quite a bit.  This is why it’s so important to
make sure when you find a company that makes claims about their work,
that they also at least have some evidence to support their claims.
This would explain why we have so many new companies copying pictures
from our website and illegally posting them on their own, to appear as
if they too have experience.  Some companies have actually gone as far as to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              post pictures with the founder of U.T.S., Rick Evans in the picture, without                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               realizing he is the owner of the company!    So if a company boasts of having years of
glass restoration experience and yet doesn’t have any or very many
pictures of their company actually working on a scratched glass
project, beware!  We have heard and read many bogus claims from many
new glass restoration companies and some have actually admitted to not
having done a single resurfacing job yet they claim that they can do it
better, faster, and cheaper than us!  If you’re one of those companies
and you’re reading this, don’t take chances, just call us and we will
help you get the damaged glass restored without you having to damage
your reputation or lie to your customer.

Flawless glass restoration

Laguna Beach Glass Restoration – Sunset and Ocean View

We have more experience than any other glass restoration company out
there.  We have the track record to prove it.  We’re always developing
better, faster, and neater ways to remove scratches from all glass
surfaces, not just storefront windows or flat glass.  Don’t miss out on
easy money. Start collaborating with Unscratch the Surface, Inc. on all
those large, high end scratched glass restoration projects.  It’s a
win-win for all involved.

Contact us at 888-986-7272 or info@UnscratchTheSurface.com

Glass Restoration Services available in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, San Diego, CA, Miami, FL

 

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(50+) Scratched Window Resurfacing – Custom Home – Agoura Hills, CA

Monday, October 31st, 2011

“Windows and Doors, Meet scotchbrite pad”.  Now, scratch, rinse, repeat….49 more times!”

October 2011 – Glass Resurfacing is when over 75% of a piece of glass has scratches, usually from careless window cleaning or excessive fabricating debris.  Glass scratch removal or glass scratch repair is more of singular or smaller areas of scratched glass repair.  The vast majority of companies that fix scratched glass DO NOT and CANNOT resurface scratched glass.  The latest trend for our company personally is that we have been hired by our counterparts in glass restoration (not really competitors since they cannot effectively resurface scratched glass) to remove the haze and swirls they have left in some glass resurfacing jobs.  This only supports what we have been saying all along, that other glass restoration systems, or at least the ones we designed in the past are not designed for large area glass resurfacing.  We recently completely resurfaced a scratched tempered 3×6 tempered window in 38 minutes, from start to finish.  We are always striving to improve the speed, neatness and quality of our proprietary glass restoration system.

Here’s what we’re working on.  A beautiful home in Agoura Hills, Ca, just north of Los Angeles.  What apparently occurred took place on the interior glass.  The windows have interior wood trim stained and varnished.  What seems to have happened, since no one really knows, was that some stain and varnish seeped under the masking tape onto the glass surface of each window that was stained.  Normally, a simple razor blade could easily remove any stain, and spots on the glass.  Yet someone, apparently took a scotchbrite pad and proceeded to remove the excess stain and varnish from the “edges of the windows” but also much of the central areas of the windows too!  Anyone who has ever attempted scratched glass repair  knows that removing scratches from the edges is difficult at best.  There are about 30 French doors (tempered) but about 20 windows that are completely scratched that are NOT tempered which makes things extremely precarious.  Tempered glass is about 5 times stronger, not harder, than annealed glass which makes it much more resistant to breakage from heat or vibration, which occurs during glass resurfacing.  If all the windows that needed repairs were tempered, this would be an easy resurfacing job.  It’s approximately 500 sq. ft. of glass resurfacing.  So far, we’ve done 7 windows that were not tempered – no breakage!

Glass Resurfacing – What it is and what it isn’t

“Glass resurfacing” is a term that is getting thrown around the internet a lot these days.  Here’s what glass resurfacing is and what it actually means to us.  We use the term “glass resurfacing” when we “completely resurface”  or resurface 75% or more of a glass window or door.  We do not feel that doing a small section, less than 25% of a piece of glass, constitutes glass resurfacing.

Why do we bring this up?  Mainly because very few companies can effectively resurface an entire glass window or door.  Here’s what happens when most scratched glass companies attempt to resurface glass (here’s what you see when you look up into many other scratched glass repairs) .  So far, literally every window we have had to repair on this project was at least 80% resurfacing, plus, almost edge to edge, to about 1/4 and closer to the wood trim.  Impossible?  Not at all.  Time consuming? Yes.  Difficult?  Not really.   But only because we have tools specifically designed both for resurfacing but also for tight glass restoration “right up to the edge” .   Another glass repair company came and looked at the scratched glass and informed our client that ” the scratches could be removed but the windows will look wavy.”   The worst part is that we even hear that from people who claim to be able to perform “no distortion” scratched glass repair!  One more thing I forgot, many of these windows get late afternoon sun and the scratches really looked bad when the sun in on them.  If they are poorly resurfaced, you would still see haze and swirls like the picture linked to above.  So, if you need glass restoration  or resurfacing, make sure to check the “demo” window when the afternoon sun hits it and make sure you “look up into the light” to really examine the quality of the repair to make sure the glass has been thoroughly polished back to flawless clear condition.  Then call us!

Check out the scratched glass pictures.  We’ll put up more as we get them.

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Glass Restoration – At Famous Landmark Hotel – Anaheim, CA

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Scratched glass makes people very unhappy, especially if it’s in beautiful Anaheim, CA. Here are a few pictures illustrating what we were repairing.  The glass had been previously partially repaired but we were called in to complete the  scratched glass repair and resurface scratched window glass.  There was some haze and swirls which can happen in poor lighting conditions or from not being able to view the glass scratch repairs from multiple angles.  Even when we were working on it, many times, the repaired areas looked 100% complete but when viewed from the ground and looking up into the sunlight, some areas of haziness could still be located.   This experience shows that glass restoration is definitely a combination of art and skill.  Different tools are designed for optimum results for different scratched glass scenarios.  We just happen to have a much larger variety of tools for removing scratches in glass.

When Your View Matters – Call Unscratch the Surface!”

888-986-7272  805-295-9020

 

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