Chicago Glass developed and tested their glass polishing system in-house, in addition, we also manufacture our own polishing compound which is used during the glass polishng process.
The process used by our technicians involves using a series of course to fine grades of abrasive discs, to grind the glass defect, this removes very thin layers of the glass until the scratch/defect disappears and the glass surface is level once more.
The area our technicians abrade is larger in area than the scratch/defect on the glass to ensure that no distortion or dishing remains after this stage is complete. We normally at a minimum abrade an area equivalent to an A4 sized paper sheet to achieve this.
Our technicians then mechanically polish with our own manufactured polishing compound and felt pad the area which has been abraded. At this stage we may applicate small amounts of water, normally a mist from a spray bottle to cool the glass and obtain the correct potency and mixture of the compound to effectively polish the glass type. This changes from glass type and specification, often requiring different amounts of purchase and pressure. This part of the process heats the glass molecules and starts moving them around rectifying the displaced and abraded glass surface to a clear and consistent finish. This process is then repeated blending the worked area to any unworked or existing glass surfaces.
Our 2 stage polishing system process and end result will restore the glass to meet the BSI standard for newly installed glass to buildings.
Take a further look at the types of damage to glass our expert glass polishers can polish away.
Chicago Glass - providing a Glass Polishing Service across England, Wales and Scotland