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Windscreen Polishing

Discussion in 'Auto Modifications Section' started by Saxman642, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Saxman642

    Saxman642 Member

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    My windscreen has apparently baked in impurities on it since I got my car 5 years ago. This only affects ares not covered by my wipers.

    Nothing I've tried on it can get it out. so Is either I polish or replace the windscreen

    You guys know of a professional windscreen polishing company that can actually get the job done?
     
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  3. anthonemorris

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    Car Glass: Cleaning and Polishing -- /DRIVE CLEAN


    [video=youtube;aVUtdlzrktI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVUtdlzrktI[/video]



    always have a DIY solution around man
     
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    Even when my car now wash, from inside looking out, the windscreen looks dirty.
     
  5. anthonemorris

    anthonemorris Member

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    I'm going to try a few steps from the video and see if I get any difference. Sometimes I really can't see out my windscreen with the streaks, glare and whatever else I hit on the highway
     
  6. Saxman642

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    Very nearly ordered the items required for the DIY on Amazon. I hate having to try to find these things in you average local store (bad customer service/ duncy store clerks/ idiot managers/probably overpriced)

    IF you guy can direct me to ONE store with all the required items, I'll check them out.

    I also await anthone's results...
     
  7. anthonemorris

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    So I did a bit of trial and error today. I took my degreaser and an old toothbrush to one of my wiper blades. Did quite a remarkable job of taking off all of the built up muck and road grime accumulated. The downside to that would be the fact that now there is no real amount of lubricant present in the blades. So as much as the blade was cleaned the streaking issue still stands. Will try adjusting the wiper arm as well as windscreen cleaning. Should be good
     
  8. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath Senior Marketing Officer
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    Anyone know what can get out paint , primer and clear coat from my windscreen . I have mounds on it and my wipers cannot even work due to this . Help?
     
  9. anthonemorris

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    Now I haven't tried this personally but I've heard that simple green is a very good degreaser that is eco-friendly. But it still leaves me to ask how you got paint and primer on your windshield
     
  10. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath Senior Marketing Officer
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    lmao check the vehicle colour thread..my car is like a collage atm..
     
  11. anthonemorris

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    So I tried a few steps from the windscreen video. Used Wilkinson razor blades, meguiars glass cleaner and rain X. Using one blade for the entire process was tedious but the resulting smoothness on both my windscreen and headlights was remarkable. I didn't have time or light for a polish but a simple scrape, clean and rain X has my glass looking well. I'll see how it looks in the daylight
     
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    Lo and behold the rains came today and I got a true rest of what I'd done. Even as stated in the video they said it wouldn't last long with just a scrape and it did in fact not last the day. Yes the glass is cleaner and visibility improved but the shine is gone. Definitely need to follow all the steps to get a full restoration. So I may invest in a clay bar and some polish in the near future and borrow an orbital. Should be a nice project.
     
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    Try using a claybar thats rubbed over the paint. Works for me on the Lux and be sure to keep it constantly lubricated. Afterwards you can clean the glass using glass scrub by glass science and apply rain clear gel to restore your windscreen to its former glory.
    If that doesn't work you can glide a sharp stainless blade over the glass but make sure to keep a layer of soapy water between the blade and glass and exercise care when doing this as i know people who have ran the blade over a dry windscreen and later had to replace it.
     
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    Happened across this mini blade while in the hardware today
     

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    nirtime Active Member

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    I have one of those. They work well. Sharp for sure
     
  16. KDV46-WG

    KDV46-WG New Member

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    Windscreen polishing aye,
    I use a P5000 sandpaper and rubbing compound.
    steps are easy.
    Sand the windscreen carefully but with pressure.
    then feel it with your hands, once it's smooth already, you buff it with rubbing compound to buff out the tiny scratches the sandpaper left. Then POOF, a really shiny windscreen :)
     
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    A super fine #0000 steel wool works and is probably safer for most people to use but thats an interesting point. The P5000 is a good way to take out surface contaminants that otherwise refuse to come off.

    Safest method is to use a clay bar though, no rubbing compound would be needed with that.
     
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    Clay Bar is indeed one of the most easiest, safest and most effective method, but, from other automotive forums say that, the clay material can get caught by stubborn surface contaminants and leaving you with a messy look. but, if you're a real enthusiast, why not break a leg and see for yourself? :)
     
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    Then we just clean the glass with Glass Scrub by Glass Science and get that windshield minty fresh all over again.
     
  20. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath Senior Marketing Officer
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    Aye long story short i made a mistake and scrape my windshield of my previous car using this lmaooo! The paint compounds were so thick on my windshield that it refused to come out and trying to get it of resulted in it being scratched. I gave up and carried it to my car wash :D
     
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    You have to lubricate the glass and be careful of the angle using that. I never put it on a good windscreen yet, its ridiculously sharp.

    Claybar is much safer.
     
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