Grime on Windscreen

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:30
ThreadID: 65960 Views:4274 Replies:8 FollowUps:8
This Thread has been Archived
Had the truck serviced recently, and they also washed it, since then
the Wind Screen has got this crap on it and when it rains it's hard to
see through it with the wipers going,
Is there any product that can be used to remove Road Grime like
stuff? I have tried the usual Car Wash and even Dish Wash Detergent
thanks in advance.

Cheers
Daza
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:42

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:42
Give it a squirt with truck wash/CT18 leave for an hour or so and then hose off.
It sounds like they used a wash with silicone in it which can be a PITA to remove.
If the truck wash doesn't remove it you may have to wipe the screen with solvent to get it off taking care not to get it on paint and trim.
Peter
1996 Oka Motorhome

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 348972

Reply By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:42

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:42
Try Coka Cola, seriously, it works! Bottle of coke while the wipers are working.
Lemon juice is another.


AnswerID: 348973

Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:44

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:44
Make that 'Coca' cola, lol.
0
FollowupID: 617185

Follow Up By: a convict - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:51

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 11:51
Here's another.....PREEN.

Wonderful stuff, works great on Stainless steel sinks, metal, .. etc. Spray it on, give it a bit of a wipe. Let it dry, then wash it off. "

"Look mum, straight from the factory"!!
0
FollowupID: 617226

Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:54

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:54
Scrub the windscreen with JIF kitchen cleaner - white creamy stuff.

Replace the wipers or atleast give them a hard scrub, otherwise they'll just recoat the windscreen.

There's no solvent that can remove silicones.
AnswerID: 348976

Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:05

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:05
Take it back and get up them.

If they did it get them to fix it.

Fairly hard to prove though.

Recently my son filled his car up. Got down the road and car was missing and coughing

Gave the servo a ring and queried about watery fuel.


They said tanks were ok.

Turned out to be sick plug leads and just coincidence.





0
FollowupID: 617191

Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:16

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:16
Daza
Go and get some CRC Glass Cleaner, in a pressure pack....ammonia based.

Simply brilliant, inside and out, crystal clean, but you may have to do the windscreen twice, if it's that dirty.
It even surprised me. Bugs off, grime off in seconds, and just use paper towels to wipe clean.

Cheers
Bucky


AnswerID: 348979

Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 07:44

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 07:44
It's a lot cheaper to go the Supermarket and get a bottle of Cloudy Ammonia.

Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on bug splatter, wait a few minutes, bugs wipe off with no rubbing.

The ammonia breaks down the protein.
0
FollowupID: 617343

Reply By: Member - Geoff the chef (NSW)M - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:17

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:17
hi Dazza,
the bloke who lives next door to me is a car detailer and he said to get a 125lt bottle of original coke and it should do the trick,
cheers,
Geoff
AnswerID: 348980

Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:58

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:58
Have to get the local footy team to lift that

ROFL





0
FollowupID: 617236

Follow Up By: Member - William H (WA) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:15

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:15
pink handyandy will do the job, then wash it off with clean water, if you can find it.

Cheers for now William h Bunbury....WA
0
FollowupID: 617289

Follow Up By: Ozboc - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:44

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:44
just try to resist mixing rum in with it :) - old habbits die hard right ?

Boc
0
FollowupID: 617383

Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:20

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 21:20
I use heated windscreen washer fluid and bars bug!!! Purrrrfect!! Michael
Patrol 4.2TDi 2003

Retired 2016 and now Out and About!

There's time to rest when you're dead,
Get out and do something instead!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 349083

Reply By: gonebush SA - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 22:29

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 22:29
hi, we have the same sort of problem except ours was caused by a bloke that was doing a sales promotion on waterless car wash at a shopping centre, he assured us that it would take out the scuff on our headlights so he went to our car and before we knew it sprayed this stuff all over our windscreen and the headlight and polished it up, yes they looked good for the rest of that day but now the headlight is how it was and we have great trouble seeing out of the windscreen with only a tiny bit of moister on it, and that happened at the beginning of December. we have tried windex and metho and still it's there, so will try the above ideas. motto of this story don't trust salesmen and a spraycan of waterless car wash, glad we didn't buy any (lots of people were).
Chris.
AnswerID: 349090

Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 07:46

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 07:46
Use JIF on the windscreen.

Windex is a much cheaper waterless cleaner.
0
FollowupID: 617344

Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:26

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:26
DAZA

another trick with your screen,once you've cleaned it put in a few drops of truckwash (ct18) in your washer bottle.


works brilliant in our trucks,cheers.
AnswerID: 349350

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)