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Old 11-14-2000, 02:54 PM   #1
munkis
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Question Best way to restore windshield. (clean)?

Any opinions on what is the best thing to use to clean all the windshield. It seems that I may have wax or something on my windshield, from car washes, even though I dont have them wax it. I guess its from whats left on the brushes. When driving at night and especially in the rain its really hard for me to see.

So basically what is the best product for restoring the windshield to its original state or close to it. Ive tried windex, and it doesnt work.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-14-2000, 02:55 PM   #2
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i've been using "sprayway" glass cleaner, and that stuff seems to work really nice
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Old 11-14-2000, 03:20 PM   #3
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I have used "Bon-ami" to get waxy crap off my winsheild before. the can says not to use it on glass but, I saw it on "Shadetree mechanic" (TNN, uhh..ya) and it does work well. its a VERY MILD abrasive so it gets off just about anything.

Otherwise, Griot's makes some killer window cleaning spray.
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Old 11-14-2000, 03:21 PM   #4
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What I use when I want a thorough cleaning to remove that built up film is "Bar Keepers Friend" cleanser. That, a clean sponge and plenty of water to wash it off (do it in your driveway with a garden hose). I only clean my windshield about once a year this way, but the stuff is gentle and is even recommended for glass cooktops.
I just started using Stoners "Invisible Glass" and crumpled newspaper for regular cleaning and it seems to work well. Nothing like a clean windshield.
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Old 11-14-2000, 03:22 PM   #5
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there is actually a kit you can buy that has super fine sandpaper (Not sure of the grit count) that is used to take waterspots off and return the windows to original condition.

I would be careful though. I had a friend who bought this and didn't useit right so his windows were horribly scratched.

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Old 11-14-2000, 04:33 PM   #6
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, I saw it on "Shadetree mechanic" (TNN, uhh..ya) and it does work well
Dont wory Im a technician ill admit I like that show, wich is now Crank and Chrome...hheh TNN weve got pop. ha

Ill have to go to the auto parts store, and look for some of those goodies. I just thought of someting, I should ask the detailer at work, he might have something.

Thanks for the replies.

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Old 11-14-2000, 08:22 PM   #7
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I'll second the Bon Ami vote! My Father used it for years for that little extra smooth on drag cars. I use it now about twice a year. It's the *****! You can get it at most supermarkets.

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Old 11-14-2000, 08:30 PM   #8
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I can't stand shadetree mechanics! That is the most vague show ever.

Typical show:

Guy 1: Today we are going to show you how to change an engine in Subaru.

Guy 2: Yeah. First thing is to disconnect the battery. We'll be right back..



Guy 2: OK, welcome back to shadetree mechanics. Now that the engine is back in, reconnect the battery. Join us next week

I swear that's what it's like!

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