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Old 12-21-2002, 04:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wipers Leave "Film" in Rain

Wipers on new 03 leave a film on the windshield in rain. I've tried the defroster and it does no good. Cleaned window with Windex also, no help.

Anyone have any input on this?
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Old 12-21-2002, 07:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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03 Film on the Windshield

pdempsey,

Read about this same problem in an old thread where someone suggested Glass Wax. Had bad experiences with Glass Wax years ago when it used to leave white powder (not that white powder) all over the place. Have they changed their formula?

Someone also raved about Hope’s Perfect Glass, available from Bed Bath & Beyond. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...&SKU=12276621& Anybody have luck with this product?

Maybe this is just a new vehicle gunk on the windshield problem that goes away in a few years.

Help!

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Old 12-21-2002, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 03 Film on the Windshield

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pdempsey,

Read about this same problem in an old thread where someone suggested Glass Wax. Had bad experiences with Glass Wax years ago when it used to leave white powder (not that white powder) all over the place. Have they changed their formula?

Someone also raved about Hope’s Perfect Glass, available from Bed Bath & Beyond. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...&SKU=12276621& Anybody have luck with this product?

Maybe this is just a new vehicle gunk on the windshield problem that goes away in a few years.

Help!

vcolangelo
I've used Glass Wax, and it never left any white powder (of any kind).
But if you do not apply it very thin with a damp cloth or sponge it will leave wax residue (smears). I only used it on the interior glass.
I have been using 3M glass cleaner and find it less labor intensive. But I don't have the challenges of severe winters, but have not noticed streaking of any significance in a lot of heavy rain we have had lately.
I do like GW for chrome, stainless, etc. It keeps my Maniks looking good longer.
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Old 12-21-2002, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lightbulb clean windsheild and wiper blades

this has been very helpful for me over the years...

1. clean wiper blade edges with rubbing alcohol
2. i then clean the blade edge and windsheild with a mix of 1/2 rain-x windsheild wiper fluid and 1/2 water.

i have used so many different types of glass cleaners and have been most satisfied with this. an added benefit is that this mix sheds more water than regular glass cleaners when it rains.

hope this helps.

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Thanks. I'll try all of the above. Need to wait for more rain to test it, but that has not been a problem lately.
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Old 12-22-2002, 01:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: clean windsheild and wiper blades

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this has been very helpful for me over the years...

1. clean wiper blade edges with rubbing alcohol
2. i then clean the blade edge and windsheild with a mix of 1/2 rain-x windsheild wiper fluid and 1/2 water....
Good tip! I think I'll try it... Thanks cmdpm
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