The cost of replacement of the window panes damaged by vandals in the means of public transport is high. Our company can reduce it by 60-80% without the need to remove the panes.
We remove all types of glass scratches. After the repair, we secure the panes with an anti-graffiti film, transparent and practically unnoticeable to passengers. This film protects the pane from another vandal attack, and if the glass is broken, it also protects against body injury. This method is widely used in the means of transport in the UK, where vandalism is commonplace.
Glass and ceramic panels may be damaged in a variety of situations. Weld splatter is a common hazard during transportation or finishing jobs. Cement, paint and plaster splash removal might also result in scratching. Vandalism such as acid markings or etching is a common threat to panels on busses, trains, shop fronts or buildings. Rapid removal of graffiti is highly advisable as failing to do it may encourage additional damage along with a deteriorated public image. Chip damage is another threat which may be caused by a range of different circumstances.
Comparing the costs of glass repair and replacement, polishing usually costs as low as a fifth of the price of buying and fitting a new panel. With chips or small offenisve graffiti on surfaces like large shop fronts savings may be even higher. Glass furniture, staircase treads or floor panels can also undergo repair allowing further savings.
In contrst to ordering and installing replacement panels, glass repair is fast and causes little disruption. From an environmental point of view, manufacturing and transportation of replacement glass is much more harmful than glass polishing.
Using our polishing systems guarantees a “clear” finish without distortion, while maintaining the physical properities of the glass (rigidity and structural integrity remain unchanged). The resulting near-perfect finish is valuated by office, shop or house owners.
Vitrum Mainenance Services offers yet another solution: the damaged portion of the glass is polished to opaque and afterwards a special anti-graffiti film is applied. Scratches in the surface of the panel are filled by film’s adhesive creating a clear, near perfect panel able to withstand future attacks. This technique is often used on buses, trains and other mass-transport systems. If a Trial or a Demonstration would help in evaluation of how such solutions could solve your problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us.