Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass, thanks to thermal or chemical processes to make it more durable. That’s why it is mainly used as a safety glass — often used to protect another object. One good example is those tempered glass screen protectors for your phone.
However, there are times that we buy tempered glass products not knowing that it had some defect. Maybe when it was delivered to us or when it was on display on a store. As a consumer, how would you know if what you’re buying is a defect?
How To Know If Screen Or Glass Is Damaged?
Here are five easy hacks that will help you identify whether a tempered glass is defective or not:
- Look at it on a certain angle – Try looking at the glass at certain angles. If the tempered glass has any scratches or hairline cracks, you’ll be able to see them. Low quality and defective glasses often have more of these cracks spread around.
- Use magnifying glass – If you can’t see well, you can always use a magnifying glass to make it look bigger and easier to note whether there are any cracks on the glass.
- Use bright light – You should also see any of these cracks or scratches with the use of bright light. Shine it on the surface of the glass and look carefully for any signs of damage. Some might look like normal dust but try wiping it carefully, and if it doesn’t move, it’s likely a scratch or crack.
- Test – You won’t get to test tempered glass materials until you have it. And by the test, it’s trying to see whether it can deflect sharp objects as high-quality tempered glass can.
- Check the side – Defective tempered glasses are usually scratched on one side only which is the side that was in contact with the rollers.