In high school I had this friend who used to polish out his watch crystal scratches with Brasso brass polish. Fast-forward 20 years. I installed a $1,800 patio door for a customer. The homeowner called me up the next day complaining about a 3-in. scratch right in the middle of the glass. (Whiner!) Faced with replacing an expensive door panel, I was scrambling for alternatives when I recalled my friend and his obsession with his flawless watch face. An hour later—voila!—one happy customer, one scratch-free patio door and one very happy, sore-armed contractor.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Brasso brass polish
- Soft cotton cloth