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New2012JEEP 03-25-2012 07:27 PM

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.

Cal 03-25-2012 07:30 PM

Elbow grease. Sponge side.

vacca foeda 03-25-2012 07:34 PM

Have you tried invisible glass? That stuff works wonders

kbwwolf 03-25-2012 07:35 PM

Windex and a high IQ.

WarEagle 03-25-2012 07:35 PM

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!

bluehen 03-25-2012 07:38 PM

Razorblades work wonders. Just be careful near the edges, because you don't want to take any paint off with the bugs. :eek:

PA ARCTIC 03-25-2012 07:54 PM

Duragloss Bug Remover (BR) #471


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

4fit 03-25-2012 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PA ARCTIC
Duragloss Bug Remover (BR) #471

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

Good stuff right there. :thumb:

Duragloss is made in my town (Burlington, NC) by Brothers Research. My family has known the owners for decades. Good people and great products.

New2012JEEP 03-25-2012 08:16 PM

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.

7ekken 03-25-2012 08:16 PM

i use the scrubber side of a normal sponge for the windshield only

tjt94 03-25-2012 08:16 PM

Bug and tar remover.

MarkinOhio 03-25-2012 08:24 PM

Used\new dryer sheets in soapy water
 
Will take bugs off everything with little effort, paint, glass, mirrors, winch, bumper, etc.

JIMBOX 03-25-2012 08:33 PM

:whistling: Here's a cheap alternative--Move to Northern Nevada-I just use WINDEX for my windshield !

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...i/PICT0162.jpg

The snakes are big, but the bugs are LITTLE !

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

ljrubitm 03-25-2012 08:38 PM

Windex with a razor blade, then windex with ultra fine steel wool. Grade#0000

dabolt55 03-25-2012 08:41 PM

I use Expo dry erase board cleaner in the spray. Works super.

Hawaii 5-0 03-25-2012 08:42 PM

Razor blade over a liberal amount of Windex

4fit 03-25-2012 08:50 PM

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.

PA . JAY 03-25-2012 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2180965)
Windex and a high IQ.

:rofl:

OH9JK 03-25-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4fit (Post 2181314)
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!

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs8/i/200..._by_ionyou.jpg

Wrong Way Hal 03-25-2012 08:57 PM

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.

Ballandchain 03-25-2012 09:15 PM

Windshield wipers...

Ravensfan 03-25-2012 10:00 PM

Elbow grease and invisiglass

blackforestgreen 03-25-2012 10:16 PM

dobie pad for dried on bugs and sap, with window cleaner of your choice.

devicemanager 03-25-2012 10:32 PM

I used RainX on my windshield when I first bought the Jeep. I use Sprayway glass cleaner to keep it tidy.

chris.george 03-25-2012 10:39 PM

Babies, Unicorns, and Rainbows.


For everything else some kind of 2-butoxyethanol and ethanol based formula.

tjt94 03-25-2012 11:13 PM

Go across the Mexican border and get in the return line. Your windshield will get cleaned for you.

Casotakar1229 03-25-2012 11:16 PM

99 cent glass cleaner and paper towels. I used it frequently though.

JeeperJake 03-25-2012 11:51 PM

....if it gets too gross I'm just going to trade off on a 2013 upgrade....:confused::eek::rofl:

Servo 03-26-2012 02:13 AM

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.

:whistling:

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.

In case someone lost their sense of humor somewhere out on the trail, don't use belt sanders, chisels or torches.

Arcticshaun 03-26-2012 02:47 AM

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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