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#1 Earvinch658

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:10

It seems every time I put on my wipers, they make noise. Even after changing the wiper blades. Is it what I am using to clean my windshield?
When it rains real hard or consistantly I dont get the noise, just when it is drizzling or when I get road wash from other cars, little bits of rain or water.

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#2 primer

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 15:20

Clean your windshield and then apply Rejex or similar substance.

Edited by primer, 01 December 2009 - 15:22.


#3 John Brundage

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 17:44

Flip them over so that the rubber is touching the glass instead of the metal.

#4 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 00:04

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#5 gruntguru

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:01

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KY?

#6 McGuire

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:13

Sounds like your windshield has a film of crud on it. Very common, and it will increase noise, hurt the effectiveness of the blades, and accelerate their wear. The glass is not as hard or flat as it seems (especially after it has been sandblasted and pitted by a few years of normal road use) and a surprising amount of grit and dirt can adhere and imbed on its surface.

You can clean the glass with a thick microfiber cloth and one of these cleansers: Bon Ami household cleanser, Stoner's Invisible Glass Cleaner, DP High Performance Glass Restorer, or similar. Even if the glass appears to be perfectly clear and clean when you begin, you will be amazed how much slicker and smoother the glass will feel when you are done... and how much nicer it looks. You may be inspired to clean the rest of the windows in the same way so they will sparkle too.

I have no idea what part of the world you reside in or what products are distributed there, but if none of the above products are available, go to a professional auto detailing shop and ask what they use. Do not use power tools or harsh abrasives like automotive polishing compounds, etc. Unless you really know what you are doing you can scratch the glass.

I am not a huge fan of Rain-X and similar products except where necessary, like on vehicles that don't have wipers. They tend to produce smearing and attract the foreign materials that produce the above crud. I like clean glass the best.

#7 Canuck

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:29

When I was a kid hanging out at the autobody shop, Bon Ami and newspaper were thee way to clean glass.

#8 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:39

KY?

An unusually slippery answer from you gg, KY is water soluble, so no...

#9 gordmac

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:33

Has anybody tried rainx glass cleaner? Anyone know how to get rid of the horrible film it leaves on the windscreen? Best avoided, even toothpaste wouldn't shift it!

#10 Catalina Park

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:22

You can remove the film with a well aimed house brick.

#11 gruntguru

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:46

An unusually slippery answer from you gg, KY is water soluble, so no...

Could you add it to the washer bottle?

#12 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:58

When I was a kid hanging out at the autobody shop, Bon Ami and newspaper were thee way to clean glass.

You were once small? I thought Canucks were hatched from an egg, fully grown!

You learn something new every day I guess.

Would like to say Bon Ami is the ish.

#13 McGuire

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:51

The secret ingredient in Bon Ami is feldspar, i.e., high-quality dirt, which serves as a very mild abrasive. Not to be confused with other household scouring powder cleansers (Ajax, Comet, etc) which use a harsher abrasive, calcium carbonate... handy if you are building a telescope or grinding radio crystals.

#14 cheapracer

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 15:06

The secret ingredient in Bon Ami is feldspar, i.e., high-quality dirt,


On that note - Forget all the fancy, expensive handcleaners too, you got greasy hands? Grab a handful of dirt to wash with - no shit (well I figure dirt is million year old Dinosaur shit actually).


#15 meb58

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 15:31

But, not all dinosaur shit is the same...some are veggesaurises and some are meatesaurises...I should think the quality of dirt will be different...just saying, I saw this in a movie once...must be true...

#16 McGuire

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 15:58

On that note - Forget all the fancy, expensive handcleaners too, you got greasy hands? Grab a handful of dirt to wash with - no shit (well I figure dirt is million year old Dinosaur shit actually).


Yep. Sort of along those lines, a hundred years ago I worked with a mechanic named Wesley Kemp, a memorable character I often recall. Tall, bony black man, deacon of his church, probably the most morally upright person I've ever known. Enormous hands. When he worked on a carburetor or water pump the part would disappear under them. He dressed in black wingtip oxfords, about size 15, which had become his work shoes when they were no longer good enough for church, and by the end of each day they would be soaked with grease and oil. He kept a five-gallon bucket full of oil-dry under his bench, and each night he would plunge the shoes into the bucket. The next morning he would pull the shoes out of the oil-dry, blow them off with the air hose, and put them back on. They always looked good as new for the whole time I worked with him.

...He wore a beautiful, immaculately tailored blue-black gabardine suit to church (which was most every day). He was six feet four and around sixty years old, but in his church suit he looked thirty and eight feet tall. When I asked, "Wow, where do you buy your suits?" he said his wife made it. Had a dozen or more sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews, who all became doctors, lawyers, and teachers, I think mainly just to keep from disappointing him. Quite an individual.

#17 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 18:04

Has anybody tried rainx glass cleaner? Anyone know how to get rid of the horrible film it leaves on the windscreen? Best avoided, even toothpaste wouldn't shift it!

It wouldn't get rainx off my teeth, either...

#18 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 22:38

I use a good quality glass cleaner with newspaper and that cleans all the crap off. Though metho and water [and scrubbing with paper]really works as well, just a bit smelly while doing it.
But do not use them on stick on widow tint. Plain water and a chamois gently otherwise you cannot see through it.

#19 Tony Matthews

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 00:20

I use a good quality glass cleaner with newspaper and that cleans all the crap off. Though metho and water [and scrubbing with paper]really works as well, just a bit smelly while doing it.
But do not use them on stick on widow tint. Plain water and a chamois gently otherwise you cannot see through it.

I've tried all these, and I still can't get rainx off my teeth...

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#20 cheapracer

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:46

I've tried all these, and I still can't get rainx off my teeth...


You should try Dino Shit!!

"Cleans windscreens, floors, remove greasy spots from shirts and great for getting RainX off teeth"


#21 Paul Vanderheijden

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:06

Hoping not to sound too pedestrian, I have found that doing the front windshield with paint claying compound and some form of lubricant (small amount of dishwash detergent and water) works wonders. The clay removes all of the accumulated road grime. Then clean with water with a small amount of vinegar and wipe dry with a soft cloth.



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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:35

I would just like to add at Bon Ami means good friend, which I think is appropriate for this thread cos I can really feel the love.

#23 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:17

I've tried all these, and I still can't get rainx off my teeth...

Try straight metho Tony, just dont swallow too much!


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:29

On that note - Forget all the fancy, expensive handcleaners too, you got greasy hands? Grab a handful of dirt to wash with - no shit (well I figure dirt is million year old Dinosaur shit actually).

LOL you'd probably get fined for contaminating the soil around this part of the world these days!

#25 imaginesix

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:45

I've tried all these, and I still can't get rainx off my teeth...

If you can't remove rainx from your gums either then both problems combined should save you money on fixadent.

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#26 Tony Matthews

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:28

Try straight metho Tony, just dont swallow too much!

I'll try it this evening Lee, and let you know how I get on... I think cheapy was taking the Michael.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:03

I'll try it this evening Lee, and let you know how I get on... I think cheapy was taking the Michael.

You could always try the method that I posted earlier.

#28 cheapracer

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:15

I'll try it this evening Lee, and let you know how I get on... I think cheapy was taking the Michael.


HER name was Michelle.


#29 Tony Matthews

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:23

The brick didn't work untill the metho had softened it up a bit but what a relief! Only swallowed about a pint...

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:11

For a more degenerate screen,such as my 59 year old hobby car with semicircular scratches where the tiny wipers swing,is there a more abrasive compound that will polish out the scratches, or are new screens the way to go ?

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:52

For a more degenerate screen,such as my 59 year old hobby car with semicircular scratches where the tiny wipers swing,is there a more abrasive compound that will polish out the scratches, or are new screens the way to go ?


Eastwood do kits for deep scratches etc.
http://search.eastwo...m...Q&ts=custom

#32 onelung

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 22:08

I say, this might be a possible alternative treatment for the rainx issue :rotfl: .. and here's wishing a Merry Xmas to you all :wave:
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:30

dammit-- can't decide between the anti atomic fallout gunk or the eastwood glass polisher ! hmmm ..The glass polisher sounds nicer--thanks !

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