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Old 09-11-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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So i live in New England and the snow is coming, last night it was rainy outside and i realized that my windshield is a mess!, i washed it with fluid, i turned on the air so the fog went away, but you can see streaks and all kinds of haze on my windshield...when i stopped at a traffic light i could only see about 10 feet infront of me, no joke, it was really bad.

i dont know whats going on because during a sunny day, or just a mediocre day its fine, the windshield is crystal, so it has something to do with rain or moisture......

do those little rain X pads really work? what do you guys use?
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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spray glass cleaner and wipe with steel wool. dry well with clean microfiber
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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id probably ruin my windshield with steel wool, not the best at crafts/projects
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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yeah, a cleaned windshield will help your problem. windex it, and really work into it to get the glaze off. Last winter, I had a pretty bad condensation problem, and it wouldn't go away enough to safely see out until a few minutes with the defroster on. A quick, simple solution I used was a California Water Blade. I had this in my trunk, and thought to use it to swipe away the condensation...and it worked wonders, and took only a second.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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Clean it really good with some windex and a squeegie (spelling?)...

For fog/haze on the inside, I use a chalkboard eraser....works better than ANYTHING else you can imagine.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:27 PM   #6
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yeah, a cleaned windshield will help your problem. windex it, and really work into it to get the glaze off. Last winter, I had a pretty bad condensation problem, and it wouldn't go away enough to safely see out until a few minutes with the defroster on. A quick, simple solution I used was a California Water Blade. I had this in my trunk, and thought to use it to swipe away the condensation...and it worked wonders, and took only a second.



NOOOOOOO, no way you just said that....THIS IS WHEN THE PROBLEM STARTED, i have that water blade, and i sprayed windex on the windows to see if it would help, thats where i got the weird streaks

i dont know, ill try it again
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:05 PM   #7
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rain-x makes an antifog wipe thing that works alright.
i usually use professional foaming glass cleaner and then wipe it off with newspaper. then once a month or so i use the rain x wipes and works pretty good.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #8
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Use some Water and Vinegar mix with CLEAN mf towel. Then use some Stoner's Invisible glass. You probably have several layers of film/oil/contaminants stuck there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:11 PM   #9
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when i was a kid i alwasy remeber this happening in my moms car...she always got out some towel and it went away after a few wipes...i found it to be a chamois...go get yourself one...not a fake on but the real deal...they work like nothing else...it will come back not matter what you do just due to being in the car and what not but that thing will clean the fog off the inside so well...do it...trust me
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #10
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Then use some Stoner's Invisible glass. You probably have several layers of film/oil/contaminants stuck there.
Thats a favorite on autopia. I just got a can from walmart in the auto section.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:31 PM   #11
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Thats a favorite on autopia. I just got a can from walmart in the auto section.

nice, ill check out walmart

you put in a vf39? hows the wingless trunk going?

yours only lasted me a couple months, i traded up for an 05 sti trunk
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:31 PM   #12
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Use some Water and Vinegar mix with CLEAN mf towel. Then use some Stoner's Invisible glass. You probably have several layers of film/oil/contaminants stuck there.

ill try this, sounds like a good idea....
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:54 PM   #13
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My windshield used to fog up like crazy. It took a couple attempts before I got the windshield clean again.

Autopia has many wonderful answers.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #14
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1) when you run your ac make sure is on fresh air, not recirc

2) run your AC with the defrost, the drier in the AC eliminates the condensation build up

I run my AC year round, on fresh air and do not have this problem
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