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    Default Homemade windshield treatment....

    For improved vision, quicker less noisy, windshield wipers. (less friction & wear).

    a good tip is to wax your windshield..and to add a spoonfull or two of liquid washing machine soap? to the washerfluid.

    The wax will not last for ever but you will notice the difference at once.

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    Default Re: Homemade windshield treatment....

    Quote Originally Posted by RW52
    For improved vision, quicker less noisy, windshield wipers. (less friction & wear).

    a good tip is to wax your windshield..and to add a spoonfull or two of liquid washing machine soap? to the washerfluid.

    The wax will not last for ever but you will notice the difference at once.
    I think Rain-X treatment is Canauba wax dissolved in Methanol.

    Wouldn't the soap just remove the wax though? I know that when you want to remove old wax to rewax the car, you wash it with Liquid dish detergent solution. That stuff removes anything, or almost anything.

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    Default Re: Homemade windshield treatment....

    Quote Originally Posted by blueiedgod
    Quote Originally Posted by RW52
    For improved vision, quicker less noisy, windshield wipers. (less friction & wear).

    a good tip is to wax your windshield..and to add a spoonfull or two of liquid washing machine soap? to the washerfluid.

    The wax will not last for ever but you will notice the difference at once.
    I think Rain-X treatment is Canauba wax dissolved in Methanol.

    Wouldn't the soap just remove the wax though? I know that when you want to remove old wax to rewax the car, you wash it with Liquid dish detergent solution. That stuff removes anything, or almost anything.
    Yes it does, but do not use dish detergent solution that is too potent and does not leave a clear windshield, use liquide washing machine solution!

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    Default Re: Homemade windshield treatment....

    Quote Originally Posted by RW52
    Quote Originally Posted by blueiedgod
    Quote Originally Posted by RW52
    For improved vision, quicker less noisy, windshield wipers. (less friction & wear).

    a good tip is to wax your windshield..and to add a spoonfull or two of liquid washing machine soap? to the washerfluid.

    The wax will not last for ever but you will notice the difference at once.
    I think Rain-X treatment is Canauba wax dissolved in Methanol.

    Wouldn't the soap just remove the wax though? I know that when you want to remove old wax to rewax the car, you wash it with Liquid dish detergent solution. That stuff removes anything, or almost anything.
    Yes it does, but do not use dish detergent solution that is too potent and does not leave a clear windshield, use liquid washing machine solution!
    anyone try Jet-Dry? or some other dishwasher additive that helps to produce sparkling glassware?
    just a thought. we don't get that much rain here.
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    Default Re: Homemade windshield treatment....

    Quote Originally Posted by norsepanda
    Quote Originally Posted by RW52
    Quote Originally Posted by blueiedgod
    Quote Originally Posted by RW52
    For improved vision, quicker less noisy, windshield wipers. (less friction & wear).

    a good tip is to wax your windshield..and to add a spoonfull or two of liquid washing machine soap? to the washerfluid.

    The wax will not last for ever but you will notice the difference at once.
    I think Rain-X treatment is Canauba wax dissolved in Methanol.

    Wouldn't the soap just remove the wax though? I know that when you want to remove old wax to rewax the car, you wash it with Liquid dish detergent solution. That stuff removes anything, or almost anything.
    Yes it does, but do not use dish detergent solution that is too potent and does not leave a clear windshield, use liquid washing machine solution!
    anyone try Jet-Dry? or some other dishwasher additive that helps to produce sparkling glassware?
    just a thought. we don't get that much rain here.
    This is the main ingridient in Jet Dry. Diisopropyl Adipate. Although it produces streak free shine, it only does so when heat dried. It is a mess when it is wet, which is what your windshield will be.

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    I always use Baby shampoo and water mixed in an old windex bottle to prep for shows, it leaves a light film on the windows but if somebody gets handprints or fingerprints on the glass, you can buff it out in 2 secs with a soft terry towel. Anybody that tints windows uses this to clean them and as slip solution. At least I did.

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    I've heard of using a carnuba wax on a windsheild, but have used Clearkote's Vanilla Moose, which is a hand glaze, on mine. It leaves a very wet looking finish and the rain blows off while driving, like RainX. Whatever you put in your washer fluid should checked as safe for painted finishes as there is often overspray to the roof of the vehicle. I would personally not be comfortable with liquid laundry detergent in my washer fluid. It is something of an old wive's tale about using dish soap to remove wax. Although it will remove wax, it is generally not necessary in a full detail of the finish. If you really want to take off wax and/or sealant form the car, a spritz of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol cut 50/50 with water and wiped dry will do it and with less effort and mess.

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    I have some black magic car wash soap I was thinking of trying out to see if it works pretty good as an additive.

    Chris

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    watch out for the O-rings on th pumps.
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    I have connections at some local junkyards now, if it damages the pump i can just go pull one. But I would only use about 2 teaspoons or so for the intial test and fill it up with water all the way to the rim.

    Chris

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