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removing antifreeze residue from a windshield

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#1 dominical1


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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:43 PM

Does anyone have any tips on a product or homemade solution that would remove antifreeze film from an interior windshield? My son's hatch heater core sprang a leak and fogged it up pretty well and left a nasty residue behind. Anyone had any experience with this? Windex is basically useless and an ammonia/water solution didn't seem to make any difference.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:50 PM

get the non ammonia based window cleaner. It'll be in a pressurized can like spray paint and will spray out foam instead of liquid. Should get the nasty residue off the window.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

If you have any oven cleaner handy you can see if that will work as well. I know it'll take off some nasty stuff on home windows but not too sure about antifreeze...


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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:34 PM

Drygas (Isapropyl alchohol) has a lot of weird uses. Never tried it for this but if you have any around it may be worth it.

It's excellent to clean wipers, paint before double faced body tape, etc.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:23 AM

Dawn dish washing soap and warm water, followed by windex to get rid of the soap film. Tim

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:50 PM

maybe 409 and lots of old t shirts for rags.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:31 PM

Any REALLY good degreaser, like Castrol Super Clean, Simple Green, or Purple Power, should get it clean. Short of that....Coca Cola:eek: will do it too.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:46 PM

Gasoline and a match?

Isopropyl will most likely do it... watch out with any degreasers you use, they will probably stain the dash if they drip on it

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:06 PM

watch out with any degreasers you use, they will probably stain the dash if they drip on it

Really? I used Castrol Super Clean on my dash in my Pinto, with out any ill effects. Of course, if the dash is spray dyed, or the degreaser is allowed to sit there, it'll bleach it. When you get the antifreeze off the glass, there'll be nasty sreaks of degreaser left behind, that Windex will take off. Just use the windex on the dash afterward to be sure no degreaser is left behind.

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