We had been doing glass restoration for over 5 years when we were called on to restore a windshield that cost $5000.00 to replace! The car is a 2008 Lamborghini that came in from New York, the land where I was born and raised! When we first looked at the windshield scratches, they looked medium in severity, as if someone may have had some sand on a towel and inadvertently dragged it and scratched the glass. There were about 6 – 6″ long scratches that we could easily see. The majority in the drivers view. Then we moved the car more into direct sunlight and we noticed long arching windshield wiper scratches also on the drivers side.
By the time we got done grinding out the scratches, we were more than 3/4 into the entire windshield. So we ended up just resurfacing the entire windshield, to everyone’s surprise, without any distortion. Grant Johnson, the service manager at Lamborghini Newport Beach was planning on just replacing the $5000.00 windshield when he found us and decided to give us a shot. When we were half way done, he went next door and brought over some buddies from the Ferrari dealer next door to show off our specialty glass restoration! I must admit, it came out quite lovely! We really scrutinized it in the direct sunlight, making sure there were no, swirls, haze, or distortion. Everything looked absolutely fine. Now this wasn’t a new Lambo but it’s still worth around $150K so I may have felt a little nervous touching it! But then after jumping in, I realized that “scratched glass is just scratched glass”. Once you understand how it works, you can pretty much fix any kind of glass scratches. It took a little longer than we though but we really wanted to make sure it was as perfect as possible. So if anyone tells you, “you can’t get scratches out of glass without distortion”, give them our number! While this may have been a more challenging scratched glass restoration, it was certainly satisfying. The pictures really fail to capture the detail of all the scratches we saw in the sunlight but hopefully from the pictures, you can tell they were pretty much all over.
These are beautiful cars that really move. We just helped to make sure that no windshield scratches were to distract the driver of this Lamborghini. Enjoy the pictures. And remember, “When your view matters – Call Unscratch the Surface” Based in California. Free estimates. Nationwide availability.
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