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#1 PHATBRAT

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 07:55 PM

Posted ImageChattering Windshield Wipers Sure are Annoying!
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Windshield wipers chatter and skip even though they are new? The reason is that your windshield is dirty! Yeah, we know you cleaned it with Windex after washing the car, but it's still dirty with an invisible film of road salts and oils. This film must be scrubbed off. The best thing to accomplish this task is Bon Ami cleanser, still found in its original 1940s-style can in the supermarket. Wet down the windshield, liberally sprinkle the powder and scrub with a soft-bristle brush (you know, the kind your Grandmother used to scrub the kitchen floor with). Rinse thoroughly and dry off with paper towels. You can clean older wiper blades the same way too, since the films accumulate on them as well.

Tip for this tip: Do this before washing the car to avoid mess.

2nd Tip for this tip: Don't (repeat: DON'T), use Ajax or Comet or any other chlorinated or pumice-containing cleanser. If you do, you're going to have to learn how to re-polish the windshield glass. We'll be doing an article on how to do that, but that's later…

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#2 northguy

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 09:21 PM

Thanks, Bozz.

#3 Aldoat

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 09:35 PM

Thanks. You must have been riding in my Brat over the last few days.
Am also going to need a class on repolishing the windshield...I can hardly wait.

#4 subiemech85

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 10:05 PM

found this might be helpful:
TIP OF THE MONTH
Fast Rust and Paint Removal
It's dramatic, it's quick and it's easy to screw up, but boy does it work!

#5 Turbone

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:31 AM

Bon Ami also gets rid of those water spots that never come off after you wash the car.

#6 Subi81

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:20 AM

Don't forget to do the how to polish the windshield,

Hot grinder sparks + whindshield = Dammit!

Did that while cutting my hood scoop, Dout!

Thanks!

#7 PHATBRAT

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:34 PM

I didn't subscribe, I just ran across it while on the carlisle website

www.carsatcarlisle/mailinglist

As for sparks from a grinder or welder, yeah, I made that mistake as well.

#8 calebz

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:38 PM

Oohh.. sparks.. I will keep that in mind.. will be cutting my hood soon.

#9 Turbone

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 02:01 PM

Remove the hood Caleb. I too did the hot spark thingy, but I was 10ft or more away from the car. Didnt notice I was spraying the side of the car wtih sparks :banghead:

#10 calebz

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 02:02 PM

Yeah.. you are probably right.. oh well. won't matter until I find a hood scoop for my car..

Rob.. if you're still on the puter, hop on MSN for a minute

#11 NoahDL88

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 03:06 PM

this seating the rings thing with bon ami, could you elaborate?

#12 NoahDL88

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:56 AM

Thanks, i just got a long block form CCR and i seem to have a heck of a lot of blowby, and i'm gonna wait to try and break it in more, but i would be nice to get some of that blowby to go byebye

#13 subiemech85

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 01:00 AM

change the oil to JOHN DEERE BREAK IN OIL it is specificaly fourmulated to help the engine break in




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