What is the most cost efficient way (if any) to visually remove, or reduce as much as possible, scratches made on a tinted window inside of a car? The car is old, it does not matter if it's not perfect nor a permanent solution.

This was accidentally done with an ice scraper. This post seems to say that it's safe to do that, but it's really not! I'm not attempting this with an ice scraper ever again.

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    I think your only option at this point is new tint. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 0:03
  • Is only the tint damaged?
    – Lukas G
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 0:04
  • Yes, only the interior. It was scratched with an ice scraper inside of the car, not outside. Hope it answers your question, tough I would understand if not. I cannot tell if the only thing that's scratched is the tint, but I would very much believe so, since I've never scratched glass with an ice scraper my entire life.
    – that-ben
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 0:06
  • With a normal ice scraper, you'll never scratch glass ... they are only hard plastic and glass is ~6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Diamond is 10. Hardened steel is at 7 to 8. Iron is 4-5. Plastic? It doesn't say, but I'd put it somewhere between 2-2.5 (at a guess). Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 0:27
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    Take the tint off and leave it off @that-ben, tinting your front windows reduces visibility and is a safety issue.
    – GdD
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 13:29

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Try plastic wax sold at Wal-Mart for headlights it will smooth out light scratches made in tint which is a film but will not help where it is actually ripped torn or missing. Best bet is to re tint or diy with tint film you'll need a razor blade to trim edges some adhesive for tint and a card or plastic putty knife to smooth out ripples

  • It's not torn/ripped therefore I'll take a chance and try the plastic wax later today. I'll keep you posted. Thanks.
    – that-ben
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 12:51
  • Haven't purchased the wax yet, been extremely busy, will come back here and report as soon as I try it :)
    – that-ben
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 19:59

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