Caravan Stove cooker glass hob lid Light scratches

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When we got the caravan the Stove Cooker Glass Hob Lid came with Light Scratches what best solution of getting them out i would appreciate any information on this matter.
While we are in Lockdown i could try and get them out (When my leg is better)
 
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We have an induction job at home and occasionally it appears scratched. (Whether it is it or whether it is coming from the bottom of the pan I can’t say) but anyway, we use bar keepers friend, it is an abrasive cleaner, seems to do the job, it’s only about £3 a bottle. Depending how deep the scratches are it might be worth a go, can’t see it doing anything of any depth though
 

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Hi Beacball
Google is your friend!
Enter 'How to remove scratches from glass' into the Google search box and it will show several automotive products plus suggestions which include whitening toothpaste for light scratches, a paste made from baking powder and water, also T-cut, Brasso etc..
 
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Hi Beacball
Google is your friend!
Enter 'How to remove scratches from glass' into the Google search box and it will show several automotive products plus suggestions which include whitening toothpaste for light scratches, a paste made from baking powder and water, also T-cut, Brasso etc..
Hi Parksy as it happens we have most of that stuff in also i can google the rest Thank you
 
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If I can"t get the scratches out of the glass i might see if i can get a replacement from a caravan breakers
Just a thought! I take the glass hob lid is dark glass colour? Now i imagine the scratches would show up a white colour, the what about using a dark as possible wood wax! polish the glass with the wax concentrating on just the scratched area then polish of the excess to see if it fills the scratches.
 
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If the scratches are deep enough to be easily noticeable then I doubt very much anything will make enough difference to make them less noticeable, also if you buy one from a breakers it will probably be purchased online so the condition will be impossible to check, one persons opinion of condition is not necessarily the same as OP, unless of course your planning to drive up and down the country looking for breakers.

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If I can"t get the scratches out of the glass i might see if i can get a replacement from a caravan breakers
Even if you were lucky enough to get one without scratches, after a few months it may end up with scratches anyway so unless the scratches are serious why bother?
 
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This is tempered glass so I would be very careful what you do and what you use on it. If as was suggested the glass is tinted, rubbing the glass down may end up with you losing the colour and look worse than the scratches.
 
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Even if you were lucky enough to get one without scratches, after a few months it may end up with scratches anyway so unless the scratches are serious why bother?
We try to maintain the van [like anything else we own] in the best condition we can, then on sale or trade in for another one we may achieve the best price at that time,
 
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Now I might come across as a bit of an alarmist here but if a glass plate has a deep scratch then won’t it be susceptible to cracking or even shattering? If it’s that bad then maybe a replacement is due. Just a thought
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Now I might come across as a bit of an alarmist here but if a glass plate has a deep scratch then won’t it be susceptible to cracking or even shattering? If it’s that bad then maybe a replacement is due. Just a thought
R
At present we have only light scratches but thanks for your input
 
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For safety reasons, glass lids for such applications are made from toughened glass which has a built-in stress pattern over the thickness of the material. The outer surface skin is under tension whereas the material in the middle is under compression. Any attempt to remove material at the surface will detrimentally affect the balance between tension and compression and this may lead to the glass shattering.
 
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But we're not talking about putting much weight on it or applying much stress here are we? we don't with ours. Well worth a go imo and if it shatters well nothing lost anyway.
 
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But we're not talking about putting much weight on it or applying much stress here are we? we don't with ours. Well worth a go imo and if it shatters well nothing lost anyway.
The most i am doing is making some paste to see if i can get the light stratches out it is better to have tried and failed than to have never. that my motto
 
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I would be more concerned with the shakes and bumps that the lid can/ may receive during transit. It may be plausible that such everyday knocks could lead to failure. I know that on my cooker the grid comes out of the rubber mounts when I tow. I have tried renewing the mounts but to no improvement. So now I lay a tea towel between the grid and glass before travelling. This keeps the grid in place.
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I don't think that with tcut or a polishing compound you'd be able to take enough glass off to compromise the structure of a min of 5mm toughened glass. You'd need to be using a machine polisher on full blast with a very coarse compound to make much of an impact-the most you can hope for on glass is to 'soften the edges' of the scratch which when done well , can make it almost invisible. Having done this on our Pegasus it works and we never broke it in spite of using it to rest pots and pans on, after covering with a teatowel to prevent future marks!
 
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Possibly the best idea is to leave it for now and see if you can do anything with it when it comes to the time to sell it.
 
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No way I could've left mine, every time I looked at it it annoyed me and reminded me of my carelessness. It came out OK.
 

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