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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:01 am    Post subject: Cleaning windscreen Reply with quote

Any top tips for cleaning the windscreen? Inside and out - no matter what I do, I always seem to have a film on the outside which is really noticeable in sunny weather


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use autoglym glass polish, works for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autoglym Glass polish twice a year and Autoglym fast glass every wash works for me.......
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys - let's see if I can find some later today!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the dodo juice glass cleaner which I now wouldn't be without. Apart from being able to see better, I do concours stuff as well and the finish is really good.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find 'Bar Keepers Friend' very good for getting the screen really clear.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 Autoglym fast glass. Easy to apply and no smears.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a waffle weave cloth much much better than a microfibre on glass for a streak free finish .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also find clay good on a windscreen but it must be one that isn't too abrasive.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have some new products to try and do a review from Bouncers several of them are windscreen products. Have a read of the thread and if your interested to try them, let Kev know as he's getting them after carreramonkey and he can pass them on to you in a couple of weeks time. one of the products is supposed to make rain bead off etc.

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=113866&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=40

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretzel wrote:
I find 'Bar Keepers Friend' very good for getting the screen really clear.


+1. Far better than any other product on the outside of the windscreen.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try claying the glass but use regular window cleaner as the lube. Wipe off with a waffle, then spray with quick detailer and polish off. Dead easy to do, glass looks amazing and the rain beads off really well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gtechniq G1 on the outside, once a year.

Saves windscreen wiper rubber as the water runs off so you don't use your wipers.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to resort to mildly abrasive polish in the end... Tried in a small corner first and then did the rest gently... I don't know what was on the screen but neither Autoglym Fast Glass nor Glass Polish would touch it...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use to always have a film when cleaning the windscreen - really annoying. But found out what the issue was. Is wasn't the product (I currently use gtechniq which i like) I was using it was how it was applied. i was basically applying too much product. I now spray a little of the product onto a microfibre cloth rather than direct onto the windscreen; apply the cloth to the windscreen. Then buff with a clean & different microfibre. No more film or residue.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew911 wrote:
I use to always have a film when cleaning the windscreen - really annoying. But found out what the issue was. Is wasn't the product (I currently use gtechniq which i like) I was using it was how it was applied. i was basically applying too much product. I now spray a little of the product onto a microfibre cloth rather than direct onto the windscreen; apply the cloth to the windscreen. Then buff with a clean & different microfibre. No more film or residue.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a back to basics approach I've always used IPA and stanley blade to rid the screen of hardened debris and then followed up AG products.
My Dad also says vinegar and newspaper Laughing
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