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Old 07-14-2014, 01:12 AM   #29
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watched a few people on ladders I had a stroke so no ladder ,some went to emerg,broken whatever so I use a spray bottle and then towel on squeegee a flex able windshield wiper on gripper to remove water
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robt where do you buy The Solution?? I found a web site, how about retail dealers?
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Didn't see it mentioned, and I got this idea from a friend:

Get a square, plastic, bucket with a snap-on lid, like some kitty-litter is sold. Put a couple ounces of liquid dishwashing detergent and fill half way with water. Keep this in one of your storage compartments. Use an extension handle and window-wash pad (not a squeegie), and wash the windshield. Let the soapy water stay on for a minute or so, as it softens the dried bugs, then rinse off. Sparkling clean windows; no ladder needed. Works great.
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I use those NASCAR windshield tear offs. Best things since sliced bread.

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Old 07-14-2014, 02:15 PM   #33
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0000 steel wool with a good lubricant (soapy water or glass cleaner) will not scratch glass. It will however remove any film, tree sap, bugs or road tar.
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Didn't see it mentioned, and I got this idea from a friend:

Get a square, plastic, bucket with a snap-on lid, like some kitty-litter is sold. Put a couple ounces of liquid dishwashing detergent and fill half way with water. Keep this in one of your storage compartments. Use an extension handle and window-wash pad (not a squeegie), and wash the windshield. Let the soapy water stay on for a minute or so, as it softens the dried bugs, then rinse off. Sparkling clean windows; no ladder needed. Works great.
Regular blue Dawn dish soap is suppose to be pretty good at cleaning windows.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:11 AM   #35
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IMO, I'd be real careful about using steel wool on any type of glass...It will scratch the glass. Maybe a piece of Scotch Brite would work better and new single edge razor blade in a holder if there are bugs that won't come off. I'd hate to drive into the sun after using the steel wool and the rainx or macquires is worn off.
DieselTec--Can you confirm you used 0000 steel wool and it scratched. I saw the video a couple weeks ago and was going to try it. Now I'm not so sure. I know several people who loved it and it didn't scratch. I even bought the 0000 steel wool, which was hard to find.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:14 AM   #36
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I saw the same video and tried it on my car. Looks great until later on driving into the sun, I had real nice glow off the glass making it almost impossible to see. Luckily, I caught a rock and had the windshield replaced through insurance. No more Steel Wool on the Glass for me.
As far as cleaning the Windshield on my Coach, I use Simple Green in a Squirt Bottle. Brush it with my extend a pole wash brush and rinse with a bucket of clean water. Then I put a Micro Fibre Towel on the end of the brush and dry to a shine. I've tried numerous methods and this one is the best. Simple Green is the best bug remover I have found.
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DieselTec--Can you confirm you used 0000 steel wool and it scratched. I saw the video a couple weeks ago and was going to try it. Now I'm not so sure. I know several people who loved it and it didn't scratch. I even bought the 0000 steel wool, which was hard to find.
Sorry I can't confirm because I wouldn't ever use the steel wool on glass, no matter how fine the grade. Scotch Brite will work as well as steel wool and maybe even better because it won't scratch the glass because it is plastic fiber based. Dennis45 has used it with disappointing results per his post. I did see you posed the same question to him.

In my experience windshields get normal pitting which causes streaking and poor wiper performance. No reason to add additional scratches to hold water. JMHO

Best of luck if you do try it, but I would urge you to test the method in a small area of the windshield which is not in your line of sight.

Commercial window washers recommend a mixture of white vinegar, a few drops of Dawn liquid and warm, not hot, water. I've used this with very good results on my automotive windows.
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Ive been using 0000 steel wool to clean windshields for many years with excellent results. Never once had a scratched windshield. I first learned this method from a high end auto detail shop.
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Ive been using 0000 steel wool to clean windshields for many years with excellent results. Never once had a scratched windshield. I first learned this method from a high end auto detail shop.
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About the curved windshield problem. I bought a 24" replacement wiper blade and keep it in a compartment. It wraps around the corners and (hand held) is easy to control.

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Bug Eraser. Its a green pad thing that you can use by hand or there is a head that it basically Velcros to and put that on a pole. Wash the windshield and the front of the motor home. I use regex treatment (like a liquid wax) on the front to make the bugs come off easier. Windshield wiper idea sounds good to squeegee it off.
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I'd be careful using green Scotch Brite's on glass, if you use to much pressure they can scratch glass . The safest is the blue non scratch pad/sponge one's.

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