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#1 (permalink) Old 03-18-2007, 02:52 AM
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Cool Clean Windshield w/ razerblade

I'm thinking about using a razerblade to strip/clean my windshield. While facing bright light (THE SUN), I see little particles all over the windshield, which cant be washed off. I am worried because I heard a razor blade can do more damage than good, by adding new scratches. What do you guys think?
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Bad idea! They can/will scratch the windshield. When you say you see particles, are they really pitting from highway miles?

If not, and you have a buffer, you can apply products such as Klasse AIO or Meguiar's #83 to polish the windshield. But it won't repair the pitting if that's what you have.

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i use razors to clean the windshield and no scratches! u just got to do it the right way.
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Bad idea! They can/will scratch the windshield. When you say you see particles, are they really pitting from highway miles?

If not, and you have a buffer, you can apply products such as Klasse AIO or Meguiar's #83 to polish the windshield. But it won't repair the pitting if that's what you have.

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lol the thought of using paint polish on my windshield makes me laugh haha

glass stripper followed with a few coats of rain ex and the glass will look brand new...not to mention repell water like a moefoe

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I tinted windows for years. Razor blades are ok on our cars. Just be careful. Some high-end Mercedes, some Fords, some Volvos and a few others cant take a razor blade. The glass is really soft and I wouldnt recommend anything sharp on those. Those cars will get scratched. In the tinting world, they make plastic, blunt-ended scrapers to remove inspection stickers and such.

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lol the thought of using paint polish on my windshield makes me laugh haha

glass stripper followed with a few coats of rain ex and the glass will look brand new...not to mention repell water like a moefoe
I've heard bad things about rain-x on a front windsheild. In heavy rain, the wipers become useless.

The glass stripper seems like a good idea though.

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RainX isnt useless in heavy rain the reason of the whippers being useless is the rain repells off so fast you dont really need to put your whippers on :P I used it and loved it...

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You can use a clay bar on your windshield. Do it just like you would do your paint, ie; with quick detailer for lub. Wash well and you have a very clean windshield.
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What you see is pitting.

I use "BarKeepers Helper" on glass. It has a little grit to cut any crud and washes off clean. I have never liked Rain X. Everytime I use it the wipers start to chatter, drag, and leave black streaks after a couple of months. Rain X is a coating and all coatings must wear off. Just my .02

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