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post #1 of 14 Old 10-07-2007, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Window scratches from gaskets

Has anyone else noticed scratches in the glass from the outer window gasket? Both my front driver and passenger window have fairly deep scratches that came from debris in the gaskets. When I first got the truck, they even made a scratching noise. They fit way too tight, so I bent the door out a little and stopped the noise.

Since I had the windows tinted, the scratches are really noticable. Does anyone know if scratches in glass can be fixed without replacing the glass?


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I asked a glass place about this same subject last friday. He told me if you can run your fingernail across it and feel it which your probably in the same boat I am, he said that your better putting a new piece of glass in it. Good point he did mention is when you put a new window in, it will eventually scratch like the old one. I know they do make a buffing compound for light scratches. I know eastwood.com carrys some stuff or any autobody mag. Good luck and Keep me informed just incase you find anything out there!

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Use a little wax on your windows next time to wax your rig. I do it every other wax job. It also works on the windshield. After your done getting all the wax off the truck and the outter windows, use just the cloth to wipe down the inside glass after you clean 'em with windex or other cleaner. It will minimize the fogging up and rain will bead up nice for a week or two.


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A friend of mine used to run a glass shop and we tried to polish out a very light scratch in the windshield on my other truck. No luck, he said if you can feel it you most likely wont get it out. I also have those scratches in my front side windows but not the back ones. I think they make an updated track for them.
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If you are still in your warranty period, take it to the dealer. They have a TSB on this problem and should hook you up. They replaced some parts in my passenger door, but it still scrapes every now and then. I also have marks on the drivers window. Before the warranty runs out, I will take it back and have them make it right.
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If you are still in your warranty period, take it to the dealer. They have a TSB on this problem and should hook you up. They replaced some parts in my passenger door, but it still scrapes every now and then. I also have marks on the drivers window. Before the warranty runs out, I will take it back and have them make it right.
Man, my drivers door is awful looking because of the scratches on the glass.

Thanks Matt, I thought I heard there was a TSB out for them somewhere.

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There are specialists that remove scratches. I talked to one at a classic car show in Knoxville, TN. She traveled the south removing scratches. According to her windshields are the easiest. Side and rear windows are harder and tougher to work. But, I showed her a pretty deep scratch in my father's 442 and she said no problem! No other glass shop here would even consider fixing it. Check the internet and local yellow pages to see if someone is advertising close to you.

Yeah, those scratches will just come back over time. Waxing often will help some.
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i have them too...mine are such a tight fit it started peeling up my tint.....it sucks...

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At least I know I'm not the only one. Unfortunately, the truck had 36k on it when I bought it, so I'm on my own to fix it. I don't think mine will scratch again if I get the glass replaced. I took the doors apart and spent a couple hours gently reshaping the metal. They don't rub anymore. It just sucks I have to spend the money on the glass. Maybe some careless vandal will break the glass out and just cost me the deductible. LOL


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Don't lay down and give up. With a 2006 you should now have a 5yr-60K warranty. You are a premium member, have the boys run an OASIS for you and it will state your warranty period on the report. I think they extended the warranty back to at least the 05 models and maybe 04.
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