Remove or hide minor scratches in the glass table

The good news is that scratches in a glass table are easier to remove than on other glass bodies. The bad news is that beyond a certain depth and size, only a professional glazier can help. In moderate damage, there is a kind of insider tip, which is much less known than the "secret tip" toothpaste.

Pure whiting instead of toothpaste

If you are looking for helpful tips against scratches in a glass table or in an aquarium, a window or a television, you will end up with the toothpaste pretty quickly. However, the toothpaste must bring an ingredient that causes the slightly abrasive effect.

The whiting, chemically referred to as calcium carbonate, is contained in regular pastes and "whiteners". Gels and children's products contain no whiting. Calcium carbonate can also be purchased in pharmacies and drugstores. In principle, the whipping of chalk into powder also produces whiting chalk. It is mixed with water to a paste. With an old toothbrush, the scratches are "sanded out" in the longitudinal direction.

Canadian tree resin

Transparent resins seal glass scratches, but the refraction of the dried resin prevents the desired invisibility effect. Scientists use the resin of the Canadian balsam fir during microscopy. It has the almost identical refractive index as Kronglas after drying. High quality glass tables are made of this type of glass, which is also used for optical tools.

The tree resin available in pharmacies and the scientific trade becomes almost invisible after curing. After a final polish, the scratches in the glass table disappeared. Also known as Canada balsam filler is also available in mixed forms with acrylic resins. Special types of glass or colored glass tables can also be repaired.

The scratch must be removed before pouring any broken pieces such as shards and splinters. A soft toothbrush without further aids is usually sufficient. In order to achieve a higher degree of liquefaction of the resin for very fine and narrow scratches, a toxic solvent such as xylene must be used.

Tips & Tricks

Scratches in the glass table are conspicuous, as the edges are white. By painting the scratches with a pencil or a fine fiber pencil, you can optically conceal the scratches "untreated".