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Old 01-03-2014, 03:02 PM
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Proper Wiper Blade and Windshield cleaning, per GM

1994 GM 1500 service manual suggests cleaning wiper blades with Acetone and then treating with silicone grease, wipe excess off fully.

Ever notice how even NEW Wiper blades don[t work as good as original equipment ? Reason: the windshield has embedded debris etc.

What I found that works, a abrasive product, looks like Eastwoods Cerium Oxide windshield polish.[white powder]
AGS Windshield Clean & Prep Kit, $1.*99 @ Autozone.
AGS/Windshield clean and prep kit (WCP-1A) | Glass Cleaner | AutoZone.com

The item can be used multiple times, just put in a dry place and let the water evaporate.

It also will polish windshield wiper haze and some types of damage out..

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Thanks Doc, for the info.
I'll add some from my youth.....
You don't see this much any more, because today's motors and undercarriages are better sealed than they were when I was a kid, but there used to be a black track down every lane on every roadway. It was maybe a foot wide and was oil and grease that dripped from cars. When it rained, this crud would be thrown up by other cars and trucks, directly onto your windshield. No amount of windshield wiper action would help because your windshield was coated with petroleum in one form or another.

My dad used to stop at a roadside store and buy a bottle of Coca Cola, which he would then pour onto the windshield. The phosphoric acid in the coke would cut right through the petroleum layer on the windshield and wipers and voila, we could see to drive again for a little while, until the windshield got coated with the gunk again. Happened every time it rained and it rained a lot in North Carolina.
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Thanks Doc, for the info.
I'll add some from my youth.....
My dad used to stop at a roadside store and buy a bottle of Coca Cola, which he would then pour onto the windshield. The phosphoric acid in the coke would cut right through the petroleum layer on the windshield and wipers and voila, we could see to drive again
You must be a antediluvian citizen as I

yeah, I recall the Coca-Cola trick well, I worked at an Amoco station in the late 60's.
[White Gas] <-remember that?
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best windshield cleaner and if needed polish(to remove marks in glass from being sandblasted on highway)

and at every supermarket.. and cheap.. about a buck
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My problem is the insides of my windows...Damn dog has her paws and tongue all over them..........
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My problem is the insides of my windows...Damn dog has her paws and tongue all over them..........
get some of that nascar windsheld "tear offs" and cut to fit inside windows..
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best windshield cleaner and if needed polish(to remove marks in glass from being sandblasted on highway)
and at every supermarket.. and cheap.. about a buck
Interesting, I suppose that's like Comet bathroom cleaner, does it induce any hazing which would only be visible at night, I suppose not if you're suggesting its usage.

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You must be a antediluvian citizen as I

yeah, I recall the Coca-Cola trick well, I worked at an Amoco station in the late 60's.
[White Gas] <-remember that?
Had to look up antediluvian, yep that's me. Yes, I remember white gas.
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