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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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PO I guess used white shoe polish? to write on windshield 4 sale and phone number. Now when I drive through fog or mist the moisture won't stick to the areas where there was the shoe polish. I can read it and it is annoying. I tried cleaning the windshield with a couple strong solvents, no luck. Maybe just get some more polish and do the whole windshield then wipe off? Any thoughts????????

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sounds like a poor man's rain-ex

acetone?

or do the whole windshield....so long as the area that had text is still clear for you....if its blurry at all i wouldnt do that.

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You could always call him and see exactly what he used to write on the windsheild. I'm guessing you have his number handy.

That might point you in a different direction than just throwing darts, and hoping some thing sticks.
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Try a little wax remover. The wax from the marking product has become lodged in the pits of the windshield. That will be tough to remove.
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I've used acetone, lacquer thinner. It's been several years, PO I'm sure won't remember - he just wasn't a true Jeeper. Wax remover??? Where can this be purchased?

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Rain-X the whole windshield. Then moisture won't stick anywhere, and you'll see better because of it.

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I've used acetone, lacquer thinner. It's been several years, PO I'm sure won't remember - he just wasn't a true Jeeper. Wax remover??? Where can this be purchased?
i saw some in the wax and paint aisle of the car parts store.....right next to the wax....

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I doubt this is really shoe polish, we usually write on them with a pentel. It's just a wet white marker, that comes off with a razor blade. on the other hand, be careful if it's something more durable. I primered mine once before covering it for the winter, and when i scraped off the overspray in the spring the coating of laminate came with it and ended up pitted pretty bad.
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What you describe is exactly what happened to the wifes mimivan when the side & rear glass was written on with white liquid shoe polish like nurses *used* to use (yeah, "Go Team" my arse! ). The polish came off pretty easy, but the effects didn't and were annoying...

I ended up using some some mildly abrasive glass polish (similar to chrome polish) & a cheap B&D waxer to get make it disappear. Took 2 applications and after a good RainX'ing, all was well.

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"mildly abrasive glass polish (similar to chrome polish) & a cheap B&D waxer "

Could you elaborate. There used to be a product called "Glass Wax". I could not find but a message board said the the product "Gel Gloss" was the same. Tried twice-no luck? Do you have a name and what is a B&D waxer? Thanks.

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