Windshield cleaning problem solved

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Ever since I started driving @ 16 I've abhored cleaning the dash and inside of the vehicles windshield. I could never get it streak-free and had to do all sorts of joint dislocating contortions trying to wipe it off.

Problem solved!

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Did need a battery post puller to get the wipers off this first time. Body shop buddy hooked me up, with a Snap-On no less.

 
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RE: Streaks on glass

I know the struggle. Next time, use a bit of denatured alcohol on a microfiber cloth. You might be pleased with the results.

Best if you attend to this task inside a garage, or away from the sun to the extent possible. The glass should be cool, or at least not heated.
 
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RE: Streaks on glass

I know the struggle. Next time, use a bit of denatured alcohol on a microfiber cloth. You might be pleased with the results.

Best if you attend to this task inside a garage, or away from the sun to the extent possible. The glass should be cool, or at least not heated.
Thanks. Totally droppin the shield from now on. As long as the arms come off next time without issue, I can have it down in like 2 minutes.

Either way I'm gonna buy my own battery post puller when I find one of the correct size and a fair price, just in case. 🙂
 

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Thanks. Totally droppin the shield from now on. As long as the arms come off next time without issue, I can have it down in like 2 minutes.

Either way I'm gonna buy my own battery post puller when I find one of the correct size and a fair price, just in case. 🙂
Cooper anti-sieze helps them come off easier if you apply it next time you have them pulled apart.
 


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RE: Streaks on glass

I know the struggle. Next time, use a bit of denatured alcohol on a microfiber cloth. You might be pleased with the results.

Best if you attend to this task inside a garage, or away from the sun to the extent possible. The glass should be cool, or at least not heated.
Might try vinegar and purified water. 50/50.
 

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Cooper anti-sieze helps them come off easier if you apply it next time you have them pulled apart.
But using anti-sieze anywhere near a clean anything is a recipe for disaster.. a little goes a LONG way. But that being said I used it like you said and works great
 
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I use filtered or distilled water in a spray bottle and a fresh or clean micro fiber. No streaks and no chemical build up to cause streaks later.

Never put Armor All on the dashboard. When it evaporates it leaves a nasty film on the inside of the windshield. Actually, never use it at all, it does more harm than good.
 
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Cooper anti-sieze helps them come off easier if you apply it next time you have them pulled apart.
I considered something like that but I was at work. My gut says they will stick again. I'll find me a little battery puller. The one I borrowed was the perfect size, but as a Snap-On, Lord knows how much it was. 🙂
 
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This is what I use. I like the foam. It does a fantastic job of cutting the dried guts of the 4,632,867 bug hits I get after every drive.

I keep a can and a roll of towels in my rear cubby.

It is ammonia free, the active ingredient is Ethyl Alcohol.

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This is what I use. I like the foam. It does a fantastic job of cutting the dried guts of the 4,632,867 bug hits I get after every drive.

I keep a can and a roll of towels in my rear cubby.

It is ammonia free, the active ingredient is Ethyl Alcohol.

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Bingo. This is the stuff. We used to use it to detail cars for photo shoots.
 
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That's awesome. I don't know anyone else that uses it, but I just now looked around and man, people really do like the stuff.

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Detailer hack to save you time, quality glass cleaner sprayed on the glass and wiped with a clean microfiber. Wash the windshield twice, flipping to a clean section on each half of the windshield (using 4 sides total). Do this with the defrost on. Guaranteed no streaks as long as you cover all of your ground.

I could get that done twice in the amount of time it takes to drop the windshield.
 

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