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Old 10-14-2009, 06:58 AM   #1
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Cleaning windshield streaks

This is our first Motorhome and it has windshield vertical streaks similar to the black streaks that you would get on the sides of a Fifth Wheel Trailer. Besides getting on a ladder and using windex, do most use a long handle squegee (spelling?)to keep clean. Or do you put rainshield on your window?
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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I use a long handle squegee and only vinegar and water vto clean the windshield.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:18 AM   #3
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I usually try to keep a fairly fresh coating of Rain-X on the windshield. Not only does it make driving in the rain easier, I think it also seems makes the bugs easier to clean off .

On a quick, overnight stop, I use a long-handled squeegee to clean the windshield. This, however, usually leaves some streaks, especially if the windshield is facing the sun when I'm doing the cleaning.

Nothing beats getting the ladder out and cleaning the windshield thoroughly. First I use water to get off the bugs and road grime, then I use a glass cleaner called Invisible Glass (available at the Walmart auto department).
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There is a cleaner for ceramic cooktop stoves that will do a good job at this task. I believe the brand is Weilman's.
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There is a cleaner for ceramic cooktop stoves that will do a good job at this task. I believe the brand is Weilman's.
There is no " L ". The product manufacturer is " Weiman " . We use it on our glass cook top, too. I never thought of using it on window glass.. I'm nor sure if it is too abrasive or not... I'd be hesitant to try it for fear of fine scratching.
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You can hang a old bath towl on the squgee and polish out most of the streaks.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:02 AM   #7
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You're right, it is Weiman. I have used it on the side windows where there were stains from the roof drips. It did a good job without scratching. I believe it may have ammonia in it so be careful of the wax on you paint.
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I bought some cleaner at Sears called COOK TOP. I still think all it is is softscrub.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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BUMPING UP AN OLD THREAD... We wanted to say THANK YOU to the posters of the vinegar and cook top cleaner suggestions. We used cerama bryte cooktop cleaner with a scrub of soap and finished off with the vinegar. The stains were white from a crud cleaner build up that was not properly diluted. The stains came off and our windshield has never looked better.
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Just want to mention that you can buy Stoner's 'Invisible Glass Cleaner" straight from Stoner on there web page. I usually buy 4 cases at a time. Cheaper than Wally World.

Best window cleaner anybodys ever come up with.
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Believe it or not (do the experiment), a micro-fiber cloth dipped in water, and attached to a Swiffer Sweeper head for ease of use, is all you need. Just make sure it IS a micro-fiber!


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I found after cleaning the windshield many many times that plain water works best, doesn't evaporate so darn fast, doesn't hurt if it runs onto your coach, and its the cheapest, easiest cleaner to find
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