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Old 10-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Cleaning Windshield

I saw a spot on one of the RV web sites about cleaning your windshield with a steel wool pad. It did work great but I found a real problem doing mine. I have had a few rock hits repaired on my windshield and until now they were all but invisible. The steel wool made each spot stand out like a sore thumb! Does anyone know of a product that I can use to polish the spots that were repaired?

Be careful using steel wool on your windshield.

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I can not imagine using steel wool on a windshield!
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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I saw a spot on one of the RV web sites about cleaning your windshield with a steel wool pad. It did work great but I found a real problem doing mine. I have had a few rock hits repaired on my windshield and until now they were all but invisible. The steel wool made each spot stand out like a sore thumb! Does anyone know of a product that I can use to polish the spots that were repaired?

Be careful using steel wool on your windshield.

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Did you use 0000 wool?
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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I assume what happened is that you scratched the material they used in the repair. I don't think you'll be able to get those out. You may call a service that does that repair and ask them for a suggestion on what might work.
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I polished a telescope mirror with jewelers rouge some time ago and it worked well. If you have noticeable spotting that might work. However this is a very slow process. Jewelers rouge works very slowly.
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I can not imagine using steel wool on a windshield!
I've done it on mine and my cars too. As long as you use 0000 it works fine. It will also remove bug splatter. Lots of folks follow up with RainX.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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Cleaning Windshield

Yes, I used 0000 steel wool as the video suggested. It did scratch or rough up the windshield repair resin. It did not scratch the glass. I will ask a repair guy what to use to polish the repair resin.
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I can not imagine using steel wool on a windshield!

Lots of info can be found with Google, here is one about using steel wool. HOW TO: Super Clean Your Windshield - YouTube
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I would think bronze wool would be a better choice than steel wool. I can just imagine all the steel dust fallout getting trapped in a gasket or seam or something and rusting away.
You can find bronze wool at any decent marine supply store.
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Flitz polish would be my choice, it polishes everything from jeep windows to headlight covers to alum. wheels. Give it a try, can't make it worse.
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Flitz polish would be my choice, it polishes everything from jeep windows to headlight covers to alum. wheels. Give it a try, can't make it worse.

I use Flitz on the headlight covers on our motorhome a couple times a year, works well to remove the yellowing on the plastic. Haven't tried it on glass, but it should work.
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