This isn’t really about cleaning a window but figuring out what is on the window
We have these windows that have privacy features. During the day, it’s mirrored outside and it lowers visibility (everything is 30-40% darker) and during the evening, it is a mirror on the inside. I saw a bunch of scratches in it (where the light was lighter, letting in the normal light) so I thought it was film but upon feeling some of these scratches felt like grooves. A professional tinter came over and said its not tint and then made a point of scratching the glass with his knife with the point but said its a coating? He claimed he was scratching the coating but i think he scratched the glass.
My questions are
- Is this either tint or coating and not like gas pumped into the inside of the glass? I assume not
- The glass is from multiple manufacturers (its stamped as such) but the reflective coating is the same so could it be tint or did they just buy the same shade reflective glass from everyone
My goal is to remove this tint as it’s really depressing. I think for coatings you can use a polisher and polish it away and film is easier? I’d rather not scratch the windows. There’s tons of existing scratches I’d like to get out too since it’s unsightly.
Also a few of the panes are tempered so need a safe way of getting them out