Glass Polishing for Scratch Graffiti
The most common cause of scratch damage on today's high street is graffiti scratching and acid etching on shop front windows and doors.
National Company - With glass polishers based throughout the U.K, we provide glass polishing services from Lands End to John O'Groats
No disruption to your business - Our services can be carried out during normal business hours and cause no disruptions to you, your business, your staff or your customers.
Industry Qualified - Our glass polishers are the only glass polishers in the U.K. to hold industry recognized qualifications in scratched glass repair.
Restoring you image - We appreciate that your shop front creates that all important first impression of your business. Our services can restore your shop front to its original condition for a fraction of the replacement cost.
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Our members are still the only glass polishers able to GUARANTEE the quality of their work, producing distortion free, invisible repairs, everytime.
The standard of our work is guaranteed to exceed the Standard of Visual Quality for the repair of installed flat glass published by The Guild of Glass Polishers, which demands a far higher standard than the current G.G.F. Standards.
At The Guild of Glass Polishers we work hard to enhance the image of our industry by ensuring that our members offer a premium service and best practice at all times, which is why we underwrite and provide an independent GUARANTEE on work carried out by our members.
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Graffiti scratching or etching is a form of graffiti using a sharp object to scratch metal, plastic and more commonly, glass. Unlike paint graffiti, etching, often refered to as tagging or scratchitti, it cannot be cleaned off using traditional methods. it's results are intended to be permanent..
In the UK, most graffiti scratching is in the form of 'tagging' where the 'artist' as they like to think of themselves, scratch their tag into the glass. A tag is supposed to be unique to the tagger and serves as calling card, or a form of marking territory.
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Acid Etching is a different form of scratch graffiti that has started to become more commonplace over the last few years. It is marked on glass using glass etching products, all of which contain acid.
These products are easily purchased from craft stores. In most cases, the etching acid (containing Hydrofluoric acid and other harmful substances) is transferred into empty bingo dabbers and used in the same manner as a maker pen. Once applied, it does not show immediately, but burns into the glass over a short period of time. The longer the acid remains on the glass, the deeper it corrodes the glass.
Be careful - if you see someone scratching your glass, please think about what they are using to scratch it. Very often it is a knife, screwdriver, box cutter or set of keys and with today's knife culture, attempting to apprehend the culprits may not be the safest course of action.
If your shop front is subjected to acid etching, DO NOT touch the glass with your bare hands. Using rubber gloves and lots of warm, soapy water, wash the affected areas thoroughly.
" When our shop fron was vandalised by acid etching, we asked The Guild of Glass Polishers to arrange the repairs for us. Their technicians were very professional and restored the glass to look like new, with absolutely no sign that it had ever been vandalised. I am very impressed with the quick service and the amount of money we saved by using The Guild of Glass Polishers.
Quick, curtious, professional and very skilled. If only all contractors were of the same class as The Guild of Glass Polishers. Many thanks once again.
We have used many glass polishers over the years, but I can honestly say that those that come to us through The Guild of Glass Polishers are the very best we have worked with. We will only ever employ Guild Recommended Glass Polishers.
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