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V
26-11-03, 08:47
HELP

Now its been raining for the past month here (4 days then) my wind screen has some dodgy gunk on it which is driving me mad not to mention safety. (could be tree sap i dunno)

When the blades wipe it leaves a sort of random splatter pattern which is smeary.
If the screen is bone dry or really wet you cant see or feel it, just when you use your wipers.

Iíve tried new wiper blades (organic & silicone), 3 different glass cleaners, meths, and lastly rain-X (which I love).

The rain-X has helped but its still on there. Iíve even tried one of those sponges with the ruff bit on one side (what ever there called:stupid: ) on a bit of the glass but still jack nothing.:mad:

HELP!!!

Anyone with some kind of industrial sh1t remover idea Ė its driving me insane. I hate dirty wind screens, especially mine when I cant see out of it.

Looks like there could be a large stone coming my way:innocent:

Regards
Stephen

Gaz Walker
26-11-03, 09:45
You've tried Meths - I was going to say Pure alchohol, white spirit - that stuff.

Its what Art Galleries clean glass with, normally works a treat.

Gaz.

Gaz Walker
26-11-03, 09:48
The alternative is to get a replacement windscreen from your insurance company for £50, although you might have to damage it first! ;)

Gaz.

400BHP
26-11-03, 10:45
Originally posted by Gaz Walker
You've tried Meths - I was going to say Pure alchohol, white spirit - that stuff.

Its what Art Galleries clean glass with, normally works a treat.

Gaz.

Dont mean to challenge or disprove you Gaz, but never use white spirit, its oil based and will leave a worse mess than before, meths is much more refined.
If you can get hold of it, use Isopropyl Alcohol, it comes normally in an aerosol can, that will remove it if it can be removed, its pure alcohol and will evaporate really quickly so move fast!

Gaz Walker
26-11-03, 10:52
Originally posted by 400BHP
Dont mean to challenge or disprove you Gaz, but never use white spirit, its oil based and will leave a worse mess than before, meths is much more refined.
If you can get hold of it, use Isopropyl Alcohol, it comes normally in an aerosol can, that will remove it if it can be removed, its pure alcohol and will evaporate really quickly so move fast!

Bugger, thats what I meant. Thanks Chris.

Gaz.

V
26-11-03, 13:18
Cheers guys.

I work for a big architectural glazing company (we did bluewater shopping village, centre parcs & stuff) so we use all sorts of stuff - none of them will shift it.

The roads round here has always got stones on them:innocent: :innocent: :innocent: .....

Regards
Stephen V

400BHP
26-11-03, 13:24
Originally posted by Gaz Walker
Bugger, thats what I meant. Thanks Chris.

Gaz.

No problem Gaz ;)

Chris

bromy
27-11-03, 07:50
Meths worked wonders on mine, but be sure to wipe your blades with it as well, this is important you would not believe the amount of crap that comes off them.

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nick