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Old 03-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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How are you guys cleaning your windshield?

I have some guts on there, that won't come off with the squeegee either. Just wondering what others are doing.

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Elbow grease. Sponge side.

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Have you tried invisible glass? That stuff works wonders
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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Don't have a Wrangler yet, but I have always had good luck using Stoner Invisible Glass 91164 (comes in an aerosol can, get it at Wal-Mart or any auto store) and a terry cloth rag on my vehicles. Just spray it on the glass, let it sit for a minute and a little elbow grease and the windshield is usually good to go. Sometimes I have to hit it twice with the really stuck on bugs, but works great! I recommend Stoner, good stuff!
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Razorblades work wonders. Just be careful near the edges, because you don't want to take any paint off with the bugs.
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Duragloss Bug Remover (BR) #471


works each and every time. before a wash, spray it on the paint/windshield.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #8
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Duragloss Bug Remover (BR) #471

works each and every time. before a wash, spray it on the paint/windshield.
Good stuff right there.

Duragloss is made in my town (Burlington, NC) by Brothers Research. My family has known the owners for decades. Good people and great products.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #9
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I'll check out that duragloss.

Unfortunately, it requires elbow grease. I used a 2 sided sponge with the other side being rougher. Worked wonders with Rain X afterward.

I guess it was just bad seeing it hasn't been cleaned since I bought it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #10
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i use the scrubber side of a normal sponge for the windshield only
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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Bug and tar remover.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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Used\new dryer sheets in soapy water

Will take bugs off everything with little effort, paint, glass, mirrors, winch, bumper, etc.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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Here's a cheap alternative--Move to Northern Nevada-I just use WINDEX for my windshield !



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Old 03-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #14
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Windex with a razor blade, then windex with ultra fine steel wool. Grade#0000
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I use Expo dry erase board cleaner in the spray. Works super.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:42 PM   #16
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Razor blade over a liberal amount of Windex
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #17
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Another things that works great for bugs and tar is the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. Folks use to laugh at me when I would pull it out after driving to car shows. After they saw the results, they were asking to borrow it. Lol.
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Another things that works great for bugs and tar is the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. Folks use to laugh at me when I would pull it out after driving to car shows. After they saw the results, they were asking to borrow it. Lol.
Good call! Those things ARE pure magic!

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I've been using 0000 steel wool and Windex or GlassPlus for 40+ years on all of my vehicles. Does a GREAT job and even gets those very stubborn water spots off. It will NOT scratch your glass.

Even used it to remove intentional and unintentional spray paint on glass.
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Elbow grease and invisiglass
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dobie pad for dried on bugs and sap, with window cleaner of your choice.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #24
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I used RainX on my windshield when I first bought the Jeep. I use Sprayway glass cleaner to keep it tidy.
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For everything else some kind of 2-butoxyethanol and ethanol based formula.
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Go across the Mexican border and get in the return line. Your windshield will get cleaned for you.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #27
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99 cent glass cleaner and paper towels. I used it frequently though.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #28
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Cool

....if it gets too gross I'm just going to trade off on a 2013 upgrade....
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #29
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I tend to go with some 400-600 grit sandpaper on the windshield. Really seems to do the job. When I clean bugs off the paint, I find that 200-300 grit paper works the best, and sometimes I just use a cold chisel or belt sander if it gets really bad for those big locusts and moths. Acetone helps, but sometimes I prefer just spraying the paint directly with carb cleaner; and contact cleaner works great on plastic parts. Sometimes I just use an acetylene torch to burn them off.



Okay, seriously, just clean the windshield every so often. Water, sponge side of the squeegie, soak it. Run the sponge wet, run it again. Let it soak. Then clean it as normal.

A cleaning scrub brush with soft plastic bristles can work wonders, too, as do microfiber cloths. My mom keeps giving me these for presents and they work great when doing carwashes to keep the glass clear of any accumulated film (not to mention working well on the rest of the vehicle).

My dad used to have a squeegie in the engine compartment of his old pickup so when he was near a stream, he could clean it. Made for a constantly clean windshield while fishing. Like Meguiar's says, "frequent car care is easy car care".

Also, I find that using some Rain-X spray may make it easier to clean bug guts. I know folks who used to wax their windshields in order to get better rain runoff and make it easier to clean.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:47 AM   #30
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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.

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