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Old 03-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #31
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:34 AM   #32
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I use water, elbow grease, and the two sided squeegee from Chinamart.
One side has the mesh bug scrubber.

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:42 AM   #33
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GooGone...in our area we get a lot of pinetree sap on the windshields and when the bugs splatter on that-it's hard to get off. (that's what she said)
In an emergency, baby wipes or hand sanitizer! (after hitting a cloud of bugs in Maine and the windshield wipers just smeared it totally...)
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #34
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #35
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I've only used it on my paint, but it works great on it (and does not scratch btw if you're looking to get bugs off paint) but this might work well on a window too Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad I had to deal with some pretty good bugs after a trip a few weeks ago though and a couple coats of Stoner's along with a couple microfiber towels got it all off.
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Down here in Florida the "love" bugs are a P.I.A. I use S100 motorcycle cleaner and they come right off the windsheild , mirrors, and the grill. About $10 for a large can at your local HD dealer.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #37
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I have some guts on there, that won't come off with the squeegee either. Just wondering what others are doing.
A lot of the junk that you see on the windshield is actually "etched" into the glass so you will need to polish it out. Both Meguiar's and Mothers have a windshield/glass polish (just saw the Mothers product in Road and Track) that shoudl bring the windshield back to "new" condition.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #38
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WD-40

On anything that wont come off,,, anything on ur hands too!!

WD-40 is THE stain remover !!!!!!!!!!!!

Also that stoner stuff is Great too
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WD-40

On anything that wont come off,,, anything on ur hands too!!

WD-40 is THE stain remover !!!!!!!!!!!!

Also that stoner stuff is Great too
^^^ Very true. We get seasonal hatches up here, and you can end up driving through a cloud of bugs...I mean to the point where you might actually have to pull over and clean your windshield (or your helmet visor and entire upper half if you happen to get nailed on a motorcycle).

Good for fly fishing. Not so much for driving.

I keep one of those mini cans of WD40 in my ctr console just for this.
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The windshield company safelite makes a damn good window cleaner spray.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #41
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Try SOS pad or brillow pads with commit that will do the trick fer ya may now be able to see after words but you'll damn sure b bug free.
An angle grinder will in a pinch too
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Wow!, lotta different methods used here!

Two road trips, no cleaning takes its toll, they just weren't coming off with paper towels and windex. Rough sponge did the trick.
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A lot of the junk that you see on the windshield is actually "etched" into the glass so you will need to polish it out. Both Meguiar's and Mothers have a windshield/glass polish (just saw the Mothers product in Road and Track) that shoudl bring the windshield back to "new" condition.
I can vouch for the Mother's stuff. This stuff here Mothers® California Gold® Water Spot Remover for Glass. After my first off-roading trip we power washed off the mud/snow and I drove home after. Later on I noticed I had water spots on EVERY window bad. Was asking around a detailing forum what to use because I couldn't even get it off with detailing clay which has worked in the past for me. The Mother's rep sent me a bottle of that polish/restorer and yeah it worked quick & easy.
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I have found that the best bug remover is household Ammonia cleaner mixed about 50/50 your choice of glass cleaner. I use regular paper towels to wipe it clean. Very effective and cheap.

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Today was around 72-deg, so I drove around for a few hours
I believe every BUG in Virginia committed suicide on my dame windshield
I have a bug shield on the front of the hood, so I guess it must draw the dame little things !
More Invisi glass I guess
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I like foaming glass cleaner & a micro fiber towel, for regular use. I have used most of the suggestions here through out the yrs. WD40 works wonders, but unicorns tend to scratch. As a side note, I just applied Aquapel for the first time, time will tell if it's any good.
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I like foaming glass cleaner & a micro fiber towel, for regular use. I have used most of the suggestions here through out the yrs. WD40 works wonders, but unicorns tend to scratch. As a side note, I just applied Aquapel for the first time, time will tell if it's any good.
Aquapel is awesome from what I remember last time I had it on a vehicle. Not needing wipers at highway speed in WA where it rained 500 days a year was killer. I'm planning on getting some and putting it on myself on the Jeep soon.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #48
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Aquapel is awesome from what I remember last time I had it on a vehicle. Not needing wipers at highway speed in WA where it rained 500 days a year was killer. I'm planning on getting some and putting it on myself on the Jeep soon.
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....if it gets too gross I'm just going to trade off on a 2013 upgrade....
I'm just going to wait for the 2013 windshield and do a swap. Supposed to add 2mpg and 12hp.
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I'm just going to wait for the 2013 windshield and do a swap. Supposed to add 2mpg and 12hp.
And repel rockets.
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I learned this cleaning the leading edge of airplane wings. If you need to clean bugs off,spray a liberal amount of 409, let it work in for a few seconds and wipe off. It really works wonders since the critters at this point are really grease.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:05 PM   #52
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I have some guts on there, that won't come off with the squeegee either. Just wondering what others are doing.
Sorry for bringing up an old post, but nevertheless...

For bug "guts" the easiest and cheapest is to use just plain old alcohol to dissolve them. Put some on a paper towel and apply to the "guts".




For general window cleaning...

Most domostic water supplies contain a small percentage of dissolved minerals. When the vehicle is washed and dried, many small droplets of water are still left behind. These small droplets will eventually dry in the sun and will leave the dissolved minerals it contained. This is known as a "water mark". These marks are very noticeable on windows or very dark paint and do not come off very easily in the next wash cycle! To get rid of these, use CLR or similar.



Both products are inexpensive and are sold in many department stores.
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I use the Invisible Glass, and I also use it in the house as well, stove top AFTER the stove top cleaner, sink fixtures, and also on the soft windows...but have heard "regular glass cleaner" can hurt the plastic...so after I clean the soft windows with the Invisible Glass, (in spray bottle not aerosol) I use a plastic window polish. So far so good.....
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rubbing alcohol. dries super quick as well.
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Honestly skip all the bottles of stuff, head to the laundry room. Grab a couple Bounce dryer sheets, dampen and the bug guts will come right off. Wipe or rinse off.
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Simoniz bug sponge and a bowl of warm water with dish soap. No elbow grease required.
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$0.00 insurance deductible and mobile glass replacement service.

enough rock damage to allow for frequent new bug free editions
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Well last weekend I had a genocide of love bugs all over my windshield.
Since it rained with my top down later that day, I didnt have to do too much cleaning
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I use Blue Coral carpet cleaner to remove the bugs on my windshield and paint. Laugh but it works! Let it sit for a few minutes and the bugs are ready to come off.

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