Why does toothpaste remove scratches?
Toothpaste marketed as non-abrasive still contains a small amount of an abrasive component, in order to be effective for cleaning the teeth. This abrasive component gently removes a thin layer of plastic from the lens, thus leveling out the surface and removing scratches.
How do you remove scratches from glass?
How to Get Scratches Out of Glass Windows
- Clean the Area. Starting with clean glass makes it easier to see what kind of damage you have.
- Use Non-Gel Toothpaste. Grab a tube of white, non-gel toothpaste to help fix minor scratches.
- Apply Clear Nail Polish.
- Try Cerium Oxide.
- Use a Glass Scratch Filler Kit.
- Call a Professional.
Can scratches be removed from glass?
Toothpaste and a Soft Cloth
Apply a small amount of whitening toothpaste, which is slightly more abrasive than regular toothpaste, to a soft, clean cloth. Buff the scratched glass in small circular motions. The grit in the toothpaste is enough to remove small scratches from tempered glass.