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"carwash" wax on windsheild removal???


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#1 coloradosubarules

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 10:57 PM

I took my legacy to the automatic car wash the other day and they sprayed some sort of clear coat /wax on my car and windows. It was like tie die foam. It was pink, blue and green. Ever since then my window looks like it has grease on it. Rain just beads up on my glass, the wipers just smear the water, and the wiper fluid does squat!

Anybody have an idea how to get my windows super clean? I tired windex.....NADA!

Think "purple stuff" degreaser would do the trick?

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:26 PM

Use slightly diluted dish washing liquid, 409 or Fantastik but DON'T get it on your paint/clear coat... it could (will probably) dull it. Follow up with a water rinse, normal Windex or Glass Plus. Just get it all the soap off.

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:31 PM

I will give that a try. I think I have some of the fantastic orange smelly stuff in the garage...... Now I will be ab le to see and the car will smell good too.

If all else fails I am trying the purple stuff.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:04 AM

I will give that a try. I think I have some of the fantastic orange smelly stuff in the garage...... Now I will be ab le to see and the car will smell good too.

If all else fails I am trying the purple stuff.


I'd try some of that orange cleaner on a paper towel. I prefer the blue ones you can get at auto parts stores. I'd then use a Dobie Pad on the glass. Don't worry it will not scratch. It's made of nylon. Dobie pads are for washing dishes, etc and are available on the dish detergent aisle in the supermarket. Then wipe off the rest of the orange stuff with paper towel wet with some water.
Then go over the glass with Stoner Invisible Glass. It's THE BEST auto glass cleaner out there.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:09 AM

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:39 AM

If that doesn't work. Rubbing alchole (sp?). Just clean again with glass cleaner afterwards to remove the streaks. This is also good for removing that pesky armorall that gets on the gauge cluster windows.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:47 AM

HA!! Armorall on the guage cluster...I never! Well maybe once...or twice...uhhh nevermind!!

THanks for all the tips guys.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:56 AM

HA!! Armorall on the guage cluster...I never! Well maybe once...or twice...uhhh nevermind!!

THanks for all the tips guys.


Let us know how it all works out.

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:31 PM

I usually just hose the salt off my cars, but I took my Subie to the car wash last week. Same "tie dye" wax (good name for it!) as you mentioned.

That stuff is nasty, whatever it is. It reminds me of silicone grease. After trying a bunch of things, I finally grabbed some paint prep solvent - it's supposed to remove everything, including silicone. Got most of it, but the windshield is still a little smeary. There may be some wax left on the wiper blades, getting back on the glass.

I won't be going to that carwash again!

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 06:00 PM

HA!! Armorall on the guage cluster...I never! Well maybe once...or twice...uhhh nevermind!!

THanks for all the tips guys.


Armorall is some amazing stuff. At work (I fill vending machines and do delieveries of vending machine product) I use armorall to get white haze off the black plastic on the coffee and sandwich machines. I've use everything else and nothing will get it off and shine like armorall.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:25 AM

Autoglym "Car Glass Polish" has never let me down. Gets all the wax and grime of the glass easily.

www.autoglym.co.uk

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:52 AM

Autoglym "Car Glass Polish" has never let me down. Gets all the wax and grime of the glass easily.

www.autoglym.co.uk


You can't get this stuff across the "big pond".

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 02:17 AM

The simplest, cheapest, non streaking and most effective window cleaner I've ever used is white vinegar diluted 60/40 with water. Google it and you'll see all the testimonial the web has to offer.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 07:39 AM

The simplest, cheapest, non streaking and most effective window cleaner I've ever used is white vinegar diluted 60/40 with water. Google it and you'll see all the testimonial the web has to offer.




I have tried that and agree 100%, but the smell of vinegar gags me. Take it one step further, try drying it down with newspaper instead of paper towels... there's something in the printer's ink that really makes the glass look clearer! Maybe it fills in all the tiny scratches with black and reduces the refraction of light from them? They sell those black pencils to "repair" scratches on eyeglass lenses... could be the same principal? The newspaper doesn't leave lint behind either.




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