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Good Ideas and Great Tips for Glass

How To Repair A Pellet Hole In A Glass Window

Morgane Arnaud

Your kids' target practice with a pellet gun might be fun, but it can result in minor damage to your windows.  Fortunately, you can repair small holes in glass quite easily, without having to replace the whole window pane.

Read on for some helpful tips on how to make good the damage.

What you'll need

  • washing-up liquid and warm water solution
  • lint-free cloths
  • clear spray glass cleaner
  • small syringe (available from a chemist)
  • box sealing tape
  • clear nail polish (topcoat works best)
  • nail polish remover
  • toothpaste (not gel)

How to do it

  1. Begin by cleaning both sides of the window to remove any traces of powdered glass from around the hole, along with any other dirt and debris.  To do this, simply soak a clean cloth in a solution of warm water and washing-up liquid and wash down the window.  Dry the glass thoroughly, using a lint free cloth.  
  2. Now place a small amount of clean nail polish into a small, clean syringe (you don't need a needle).  To do this, put the nozzle of the syringe into the open top of the polish bottle and invert it.  Pull back the syringe plunger until a few mils of polish are drawn into the barrel of the syringe.  
  3. Stick a piece of box sealing tape over one side of the window, completely covering the smallest side of the hole so that the polish doesn't leak out.  
  4. Carefully drip the nail polish into the pellet hole until it's full.  If any polish overflows onto the window, clean it up quickly, using a clean, lint-free cloth dipped in nail polish remover.  
  5. Allow the polish to dry completely overnight.  
  6. Once the nail polish is completely dry, you can remove the tape from the glass.  
  7. Now you'll need to polish out any uneven bits of dried polish and remove any residual scratches from the glass.  To do this, apply a blob of toothpaste to each side of the glass and rub it firmly, using gentle circular motions.  Wipe the glass with a damp cloth to get rid of any toothpaste and polish fragments.  
  8. Finish off by polishing up the window with glass cleaner.

In conclusion

It is possible to repair small holes in windows caused by stray airgun pellets by following the guidelines given above.  However, if the glass has cracked, for safety and security you're advised to hire a professional glazier to replace the whole window.