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PostPosted: May 27, 2021, 7:52 pm 
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I thought I'd share my recent experience. When I bought the '79 MGB convert, it had a bullseye stone mark in front of the passenger's view. I didn't want to change out the windshield due to the intended use of this particular car vs the cost of glass, seals etc, not including the time that would be invested. I thought I'd try out one of the Wonder Products on the market that claim to repair these. After a bit of searching I chose the Rain-X product. For about $10 from Amazon it wasn't a big investment.

I'll let you be the judge if it was worth the cost/effort. Total time invested, about 1/2 hr, about half of that was waiting for the UV cure(sunlight). For me, it worked pretty well. Not perfect but acceptable to me. the bullseye is 95% gone. I might try another application to get rid of the last bit of a chip mark.


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PostPosted: May 27, 2021, 9:23 pm 
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I'm impressed!!!!!

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Looks like a winner to me. Well done.

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PostPosted: May 27, 2021, 10:57 pm 
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Reading your post it sounds like this is not a relatively new star. I know the older the bullseye the less likely you get a good result. Yours looks a pretty darn good repair. Care to share the Brand Name of the Amazon product :cheers:

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PostPosted: May 28, 2021, 8:59 am 
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Says Rain-X in the OP.
A product link would be good though :)


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PostPosted: May 28, 2021, 10:04 am 
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Russ, I was impressed also. That's why I thought I'd share it.

Perry, Yeah, it is an older bullseye. I have had the car for ~1-1/2 years now and it was there when I bought the car. I did clean the Rain-X treatment (original stuff that beads off water) off the windshield using acetone before attempting the repair in hopes of getting a stronger bond. The car is kept outside to boot. I did poke any "loose" bits out of the impact site before starting. That may have led to the larger rough spot when done. And yes, I mentioned the Rain-X product in my OP.

JAMADOR. You are right. I did mention it in my OP, however I didn't include the specific product number: Rain-X #600001. I didn't feel the need to post a link. I think many here know how to use Google and find their favorite place to buy it from. Links are only good for a short period of time. Often links change over time making future use useless. Maybe this will help:
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Now if I can only find someone here to write a similar review on windshield polish used to get rid of some fairly deep wiper and scrape marks. Any takers? I might have to do another review myself. I have lower hopes on those results. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: May 29, 2021, 8:19 am 
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For wiper blade marks, Google Cerium Oxide. [ CRL, C R Laurer Co. P/N C0405 ] All you need a small 1 1/2" Dia. pad/arbor and a hand drill to take out the scrape marks. I would see if they have containers of less then a pound. You will never use a pound in a life time.
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PostPosted: May 29, 2021, 10:22 am 
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Dave, Thanks. I have run across Cerium Oxide mentioned in searches before. Have you personally tried this? I put a lot more faith and trust in this group's experiences and reviews than SGOTI (Some Guy On The Internet). Maybe it is just my own idiosyncrasies. :mrgreen:

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I have used it several times. The only thing is, you need a relatively hard pad on the end of the drill motor and a lite spray of water. Light scrape marks are remove quickly. One truck I bought had fairly deep marks, and I was still able to remove them with about a 1/2 hour of work. Davew


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PostPosted: May 30, 2021, 9:44 am 
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Good enough for me. I'll give the Cerium oxide a try. Thanks. :cheers:

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