....Ok, this sounds like a dumb question, but I have a problem I cannot solve.
My windshield is always "streaky". I thought it was just bad wipers, so I replaced them. It was better, but still not perfect. Within two weeks, they were streaking just as badly as before. I have not used cheap blades, they were rather expensive.
My only conclusion is that there must be some type of oil, or chemical on the windshield. My truck is always clean, and I always wipe down the glas when I wash. Regular car wash soap is not removing the problem.
Do any of you have an idea of what this might be? If so, anybody have an idea on how to solve it?
Is it possilble there is some sort of "windshield polish" out there that I may purchase? Should I just use some paint polish with my porter cable 7424?
I will appreciate all replies.
'02 F-350, 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel, Lariat 4x4, dark highland green and tan two-tone. MY MODIFICATIONS:
Well I'm not sure what it does to the the paint but I know a few truckers that use Coke Classic to clean their windshields. I know there are glass polishes out there but it's worth a try and it's cheap. Make sure you have a hose nearby to wash it off the paint.
Originally posted by RockPick From the same standpoint of using Coca-Cola... you might try Vinegar.
The point is... something acidic.
That may help, if it doesn't you could read an excellent thread about water spot removal and the products to use which would help to clean your windshield. Can't remember the author but damn he was excellent
Originally posted by Boss_429 Well, isn't carbonic acid simply another term for carbon dioxide? If so, can't you just breathe really heavy on the windshield to clean it off? Or maybe rub some plants on it!
Sorry.... the little chemist in me had to respond!
True, to a certain degree.
It is, indeed, carbon dioxide however; in a karst terraine the dissolution of limestone actually produces CO2 and it is in solution with the H20.
Find some 'Stoner Invisible Glass"...use newspaper instead of paper towels...do it twice or thrice and then apply the 'Rain-X'...let it dry to a haze and buff...APCO makes a 'Winter Blade' that works just as well in the summer
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