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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fricken windshield film....

Hi Folks
My wife's Acura has this annoying film on the windshield thats driving me crazy. Does anybody have any good tricks for cleaning them? We've used glass cleaner inside and out, and we've done the can of Coke thing a couple of times, but its still very streaky. It seems fine when rinsed, but it gets filmy/streaky again as it dries. Very, very annoying with oncoming headlights. I figured the previous owner must've had rain-X or a similar product on there...dunno. Any thoughts or ideas? geeez, a girl I work with waxes her windshield when she does the whole car...it drives me crazy....but thats just me, she loves it.
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

Try using a windshield cleaner made by NO TOUCH, I've found it at Schucks/Kragen. It comes in a little black bottle and will remove road film, rain x, water spots, etc. Be advised though the "film" could be the coating on the windshield itself damaged. Newer cars sometimes have a coating
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

I wax my windsheild, and i like it [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] seems to work well
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

at work we have windshield washer in a 55 gal. drum, for whatever reason it creates a film/streak effect on the windshields. just a thought.
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

<font face="Comic Sans MS">Way back in high school I think we used either laquer thinner or dupont prep-sol to clean inside of windows... Was on an 88 or so Chevy C1500... Didn't seem to do any damage and windshield looked tons better... Hard to believe how much junk accumulates there from a smoker... [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]</font>
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

Try Bon-Ami.

It's a powdered cleanser, but will not scratch like Comet, etc.
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

Try vinegar and water. Worked well on my rig.
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If you can stand it try straight ammonia. It will clean your winshield and your sinus all at once.
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Re: Fricken windshield film....

1. Get a little tobbaco in a bag (Bull Durham comes to mind).
2. Rub it on the windshield.
3. It cuts the film and helps prevent build up.
4. When you're done feed it to your cows, horses, or camels.
5. It's a great de-wormer.
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