How to Treat Salt Water Damage

Coastal home owners, boat enthusiasts or even photographers will be very well aware of what damage salt water can do to glass. When you get that new window, balustrade, camera lens or windshield the undistorted view will only last a short time before the salt water starts to leave permanent etching marks on the glass. That milky appearance becomes a reality before you know it. You can slow down the process by regularly cleaning the glass panels, but after some time you will start to see damage building up.

But please, don’t despair! With the right products, it’s possible to restore the glass to its former glory again. The sooner the restoration happens the better the result (heavily damaged glass may be restored up to 70-80%), so get on to it now. You can either restore your glass yourself or call in the experts to do the job for you. Continue to read below for both options.

How to Restore Your Glass

Get yourself a glass rejuvenator (we recommend Eurocoat Rejuvenator, which can also be used on metal rails and tiles) and quality non-abrasive scourer pads.

By hand: Add product onto a scourer pad and rub in circular motions over the glass surface until the marks disappear. Rinse and repeat this process, if you can still see the marks. For heavy damaged glass, use a damp scourer pad.

With an orbital sander: Attach the scourer pad to the orbital sander and apply the product. In slow motions, go over the surface in multiple directions to be sure to not miss any spots. Rinse and repeat if necessary. (For this option, always use a dry scourer pad to apply product on.)

For the final finish, rinse off and wipe down with a microfiber cloth and soapy water. Squeegee off or use a soft cloth to dry. That’s it!

How to Avoid Salt Water Damage

Why not prevent salt water damage happening right from the beginning? On a micro level, a glass surface is very uneven (think ridges and valleys) and with nano-technology products, that ‘uneven surface’ will be smoothened out with glass-like nano particles. The surface will be so smooth water, salt, dirt and grime can’t adhere and water will simply bead off along with the these particles. Etching will be prevented and future cleaning will be a dream …. as you simply wipe the surface down with soapy water and a microfiber cloth.  We love using Eurocoat Glass Premium. It is a high-quality product developed in Germany and we would recommend it to anyone and everyone as we always see such a great result. (For surface protection nerds out there: Eurocoat Glass Premium has a layer thickness of 100nm (invisible to the eye) and a contact angle of 105-109 °. It is UV-stable and chemical resistant up to pH value of 13.) Glass surfaces can be treated either brand new (for optimal result) or after a thorough restoration for older glass.

Call the Experts

Sounds like too much of a hard job to restore the glass? To be honest, the likely hood …it is! If you’re not up for the challenge or if your glass is heavily damaged, call in the experts to get the job done for you.

We have had a number of years experience in both glass restoration and glass treatment. So we are very confident we can bring your glass back to life and restore it back to its best possible condition again. Contact us today for your free non-obligation quote and we will get back to you shortly. 

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