FAQ about Glass Restoration Systems
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SRP™ GLASS RESTORATION
A. The patented SRP™ Glass Restoration System is engineered to remove scratches from virtually any type of glass. Our hand-held system uses a vacuum process to hold the machine onto the glass and provides a continuous flow of slurry through the system. The flow of slurry provides a continual source of new abrasives and keeps the glass cool allowing polishing speeds of 6,000 rpm's.
A. Absolutely. It actually works very efficiently on tempered glass because of the glass density. The SRP™ Glass Restoration System works equally well on laminated, curved, plate and mirrored glass. The system can also be used on virtually any thickness of glass, including single strength.
A. Slurry refers to a mixture of water and abrasives that is used in polishing.
A. Our system uses a proprietary mixture of rare earth elements in a slurry solution and is completely self-contained. Our slurry is also environmentally friendly.
A. No, our system is designed to move free-and-easy. An adjustable water jet provides the required lubrication to the glass surface to help move the unit while working.
A. Yes, but there are two primary factors which will determine the severity of the curve an operator can traverse. The first is the ability of the SRP™ Glass Restoration system to maintain a vacuum between the shroud seal and the glass. The second factor is the experience or skill of the operator.
A. The Finer System uses a more aggressive abrasive mixture and a metal fining disc. The Finer System removes a wider portion of the glass and feathers out of the scratches or damage in the surface. The Polisher System then polishes out of the fined area of the glass restoring the clarity - providing a total scratch removal system.
A. Yes, this is another unique feature of the Polisher System. By using the flat pad with the polisher, you can remove most deposits to glass surfaces with ease.
A. Because the system is self-contained (slurry is recycled through the system), the only clean-up at the job site required is wiping down the equipment and the work area with a cotton cloth.
A. The Finer and Polisher machines each weight about 10 pounds. However, since the Finer or Polisher is held to the glass by a vacuum, the operator does not have to support the weight, keeping operator fatigue to a minimum. In addition, the entire system including the slurry containers is less than 50 pounds, making it quite mobile.
A. 120 volts at 15 amps. It can also be run off a portable generator capable of producing 2000 to 2400 watts continuous duty (minimum).
A. A scratch on a piece of glass can actually be called a stress. In return, when our SRP™ Glass Restoration system is used, it actually polishes that stress out - creating a structurally sound piece of glass.
A. Yes, the system won't take anything away since the tint goes all the way through the glass.
A. With the standard shroud, you can typically polish to within 1" - 1 1/2" of the edge. With the optional edge shroud, you should be able to polish to within 1/2" of the edge.