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warren cameron
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Hi Warren, I assume you mean inside of the windscreen..I found the Maquiers windscreen cleaner awesome it was dearer than a lot there but excellent results...available at most auto stores..I tried several before it and am fussy about a clean screen..so maybe that if you haven't tried it yet..if the outside I just keep it clean and replace the blades on a regular basis..they are costly for our Presara

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For outside I use warm water and Metho with a microfibre cloth.

Dry with paper towel. It seems to work fine

No knowing where you are I assume non oily denaturing of the methylated soirit

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Hi Warren,
This is how I keep on top of my situation:

 

WINDSCREEN WASHER FLUID
I mix my own windscreen washer fluid, with:
•    Water.
•    Bar’s Bugs (windscreen cleaner).
•    Morning Fresh (dish-washing liquid).
I mix it in 5-litre batches, for Quality Control.

 

FILLING WAS SLOW
Filling my windscreen washer reservoir used to be slow, because of heavy foaming.

 

SO I MODIFIED MY RESERVOIR
I have permanently pushed some PVC tubing (thin-walled, 16-mm ID), all the way to the bottom my reservoir.
Consequently, I had to discard my filler cap’s sight-tube (no problems).

 

FILLING IS NOW FAST
I now fill my reservoir through the PVC tube, with a funnel.
This “Fill From The Bottom” method is extremely fast, as it eliminates foaming.

 

DE-WAXING (October 2018 update)
When necessary, I now remove wax deposits from the outside of my windscreen, with "Diggers" Wax & Grease Remover.
I have used Mineral Turpentine and White Spirits, but this product is better.

 

POLISHING
I polish the outside of my windscreen, with "Sonax" Glass Polish.


Method:
•    Wet my windscreen.
•    Allow excess water to drain away (too wet, is not good).
•    Apply glass polish to a damp applicator pad.
•    Polish my windscreen (with the same pad).
•    Wash the polish from the windscreen (assisted, by rubbing the entire windscreen with a face flannel).
•    Stand back, and wet my windscreen again.
•    Watch for areas that dry immediately (they need further polishing).
I never wash my applicator pad; I simply stow it in a clean container, ready for next time (saves on polish).

 

INSIDE MY CAR
I clean the inside of my windscreen, with:
•    Rubbing Alcohol.
•    Face Flannels (2).


Method:
•    Work in the shade (on cold glass).
•    Rub a small area of glass, with an alcohol-soaked face flannel.
•    Polish that wet area dry, with the second flannel (this prevents dried water marks from staining the glass).
•    Repeat, on the rest of the glass.


My cleaning products, are shown below.

Cheers,
mick2222

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8.jpg Applicator Pads (Supercheap Auto, "163187")

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I am now using "Diggers" Wax & Grease Remover
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As a detailer I use two different products for two different scenarios.

dirty window:

you need:

windex, prepsol, two white rags (like a hospital bed sheet. A good quality lint free paper towel will do wonders also)

Step 1:Wet cloth A with prepsol then wipe window to get rid of the grime.

Step 2: spray the window with glass cleaner/windex then wipe dry.

depending on how dirty your window is you may need to repeat step one a couple times before completing step two

 

decent or regularly cleaned windows:

you need:

windex, two white rags (like a hospital bed sheet. A good quality lint free paper towel will do wonders also)

Step 1:Wet cloth A with windex then wipe window.

Step 2: Wipe the window dry.

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On 8/22/2017 at 2:34 PM, 07Prodigy said:

As a detailer I use two different products for two different scenarios.

dirty window:

you need:

windex, prepsol, two white rags (like a hospital bed sheet. A good quality lint free paper towel will do wonders also)

Step 1:Wet cloth A with prepsol then wipe window to get rid of the grime.

Step 2: spray the window with glass cleaner/windex then wipe dry.

depending on how dirty your window is you may need to repeat step one a couple times before completing step two

 

decent or regularly cleaned windows:

you need:

windex, two white rags (like a hospital bed sheet. A good quality lint free paper towel will do wonders also)

Step 1:Wet cloth A with windex then wipe window.

Step 2: Wipe the window dry.

I not fussed with Windex and I use ArmorAll Glass Cleaner.

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