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How do I get this stuff off my windshield????

Something -- presumably a protective coating from shipping -- is covering my windshield. I didn't notice it at first because it was evenly applied over the whole window. Today, I got bombed by a bird and, when I cleaned off the droppings, the whole windshield smeared. I worked for a while with windex, but made little progress.

Help. :eek:
 

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We had this problem, but it didn't happen for a few weeks of owning it, so I never thought about it being something from shipping. We just used multiple washings and scrubbings with window washer and a scrubber on the squeegie. We also used microfiber. It was terrible, but after many repetitions we have not had it be that bad.

I'm a window washing fanatic because I take photos out of the window. The film that forms inside is equally puzzling and frustrating. We do not smoke. If anyone finds a product that cuts this on a single washing, I will be ever grateful.
 

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Yep sure can you woun't regret using this product, in my post I said it's cheap (only in the price) the quality is super.PS: It's pink in color
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1812
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We had this problem, but it didn't happen for a few weeks of owning it, so I never thought about it being something from shipping. We just used multiple washings and scrubbings with window washer and a scrubber on the squeegie. We also used microfiber. It was terrible, but after many repetitions we have not had it be that bad.

I'm a window washing fanatic because I take photos out of the window. The film that forms inside is equally puzzling and frustrating. We do not smoke. If anyone finds a product that cuts this on a single washing, I will be ever grateful.
 

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I am pretty certain that the coating is due to breathing, so if you want to get rid of it, just stop breathing. :)

My 16 yr. old dog rides with me almost everywhere. :)
He has really bad breath! :( (not to imply that you do)
If he is not in the truck, the windows stay a lot cleaner. If he is in the truck with the windows up, they get very yuckie, sticky, cloudy ...
I bought a chamois towel that came with a chamois sponge. The sponge works great on the windows all by itself.
 

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Thanks, Ridge Man. I plucked this from your post:

It's called Rainx Plus Premium Windshied Washer Fluid (Spring Summer&Fall) with New Polymer Additive (that additive is also used in Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions) No Ammonia in contents safe for Tinted Windows,Streak Free.

That sounds like washer fluid you put in your reserve tank. Did you put it in a squirt bottle and use it as a washer spray, or just use it with your windshield wipers?
 

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Thanks, Ridgeman. I noticed that product over at the Checker store the other day. We used to use Rain-X when living in Wisconsin and would never wash the car without treating the windows. It really helped with safety up in that region.

We don't get rain here very often. But, I sure have a Honda with a messy windshield. Thanks again for the Rain-X tip. I'm off to get some now. :)
 

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You got it, dump out the Windex squirt bottle or what ever and fill her up with with the RainX summer. And like I said can be used elsewhere Household ,mirrors etc,. As it's only good down to the freezing point I would take caution at this time of year to put it in the reserve tank, of course that depends upon where you live and climate (we have below 0 temps here in late August some years) I betcha once you try it as a window cleaner you will be hocked, even on eye glasses and use with Mirco Fiber Towels.
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Thanks, Ridge Man. I plucked this from your post:

It's called Rainx Plus Premium Windshied Washer Fluid (Spring Summer&Fall) with New Polymer Additive (that additive is also used in Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions) No Ammonia in contents safe for Tinted Windows,Streak Free.

That sounds like washer fluid you put in your reserve tank. Did you put it in a squirt bottle and use it as a washer spray, or just use it with your windshield wipers?
 

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I have not noticed this problem yet on the glass exterior surface.
However, there are several automotive glass cleaners available that are streak free and perform better then Windex.

I occasionally use Rain-X on the exterior glass surfaces and that takes some time to polish in properly and avoid clouding. I will try using the microfiber clothes in the future.

When I would use Armor-All on the interior vinyl surfaces my glass interior surfaces would develop a cloudy coating. I suspected that it was the Armor-All vaporizing in the heat of the summer and coating the glass.
I stopped using Armor-All and the glass clouding significantly decreased.

I have also found that Armor-All breaks down too easily outside the vehicle.
I no longer use Armor-All inside or outside my vehicles.
I now use 303 or Nu-Vinyl.

No one smokes and no animals in my vehicles.
 

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Desert Ridge said:
Grock, I am absolutely, positively certain that your dog is not on my windshield. :eek:
:D lol............lol.............lol.............lol.....................thank you for the grin desert ridge :D
 

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Desert Ridge said:
How do I get this stuff off my windshield????

Something -- presumably a protective coating from shipping -- is covering my windshield. I didn't notice it at first because it was evenly applied over the whole window. Today, I got bombed by a bird and, when I cleaned off the droppings, the whole windshield smeared. I worked for a while with windex, but made little progress.

Help. :eek:
i too have noticed my windshield is covered by finger tipped sized, cloudy spots every morning lately when the dew settles over night......wiper blades and washer fluid don't even affect it at all. weird.
 

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i too have noticed my windshield is covered by finger tipped sized, cloudy spots every morning lately when the dew settles over night......wiper blades and washer fluid don't even affect it at all. weird.
There is a product called Invisible Windshield mfg by Stoner. I got it because of an advise picked on this forum (from T-Mac check out that link by Ridgeman above post #3). This is the best glass cleaner and protector I've ever used! The first I used it, I had clean the same area twice to remove the grime. Since then, the glass seem to take care cleaning itself! Nothing seem to stick to it... :) PS Auto stores should carry the, or RV shops.
 

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Tex's Ridge said:
There is a product called Invisible Windshield mfg by Stoner. I got it because of an advise picked on this forum (from T-Mac check out that link by Ridgeman above post #3). This is the best glass cleaner and protector I've ever used! The first I used it, I had clean the same area twice to remove the grime. Since then, the glass seem to take care cleaning itself! Nothing seem to stick to it... :) PS Auto stores should carry the, or RV shops.
Thanks tex, i will check this out for sure.
 
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