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Old 08-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #41
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The worst involves outgassing, which is not quite as vulgar as it sounds but is certainly a headache in the short term and destructive in the long run.
Car owners can see the results of outgassing on their windshield, particularly during the type of hot weather we've had lately. The outgassing forms a waxy film on the inside glass that distorts their visibility and is difficult to remove. They can also smell outgassing, which is part of the new car aroma.
Dashboards are generally made of polyvinyl chloride, that miracle plastic that was invented in the early 1920s and is now used in everything from water pipes to shower curtains. Unlike most materials, PVC can be rock hard or as flexible as cloth.
The way scientists do that is by adding plasticizers to the PVC, according to Shelby F. Thames, professor of polymer science and president of the University of Southern Mississippi. The plasticizers make the vinyl dashboard soft and allow manufacturers to shape it.
The problem comes as soon as the car is driven out of the factory and into the sunlight.
"Under intense heat and sunlight, there is a slight vaporization of those plasticizers," Thames explained. "It would take years and years to lose the plasticizer at room temperature. But the rays of the sun are magnified as they go through the windshield, and the dashboard can get extremely hot, particularly on hot days like we have here in southern Mississippi."
Of course, it gets toasty in Southern California as well. Plus the intense year-round sunlight here makes outgassing a persistent problem. In the high summer, dashboards can reach 200 degrees. As the plasticizers vaporize over years in the sun, the dashboard gets brittle. Eventually it will crack, exposing the foam core underneath and instantly reducing a car to clunker status.
So, what can you do to protect your dash??? Besides covering it, that is
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #46
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Question Glass you Can't Reach???

Ummm.. I am puzzled... Anyone that has a truck cap with sliding side windows: how the heck do you get to the inside part of the sliding window that never "exits" from behind the screen??

It drives me nuts--I will have a totally clean window except for that last 3 inches or so--and no way to get to it!

I tried lifting out the window (no way).. I tried squeezing a rag between the screen and the glass (too tight--don't want to damage the screen)...

Wow--this is my BIG issue of the day (things must be going well)
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #48
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Isn't there a special way you're supposed to clean windows with tint on them? I seem to remember from advice I rec'd a long time ago that regular window cleaner isn't good for tint.

On topic: The Armor All window cleaners have worked well for me in the past. I never buy them myself (b/c spending my money on that kind of thing seems like a waste to me), but I've rec'd them in 'car kits' as gifts and such.


EDIT: I went back and read more posts and saw that somebody uses vinegar b/c of the tint. Is there any window-cleaning product that people suggest? Is it just that the product has to be amonia-free? I seem to think I remember that.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #49
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Holy thread-revival!

Thanks for the answer two years later, too! Glad somebody's looking into questions from WAY back!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:06 AM   #50
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Wow--this is my BIG issue of the day (things must be going well)
Yeah. First World Problems, huh?

Don't have any advice, though. Good luck.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #51
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Ive used invisible glass for years and it was ok. Got a can of sprayaway yesterday to try it out..and it is SOOOO much better than invisible glass. Seriously go get a can and try it
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Ive used invisible glass for years and it was ok. Got a can of sprayaway yesterday to try it out..and it is SOOOO much better than invisible glass. Seriously go get a can and try it
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I'm sure it's great stuff.. but no matter how good it is, it won't do me any good unless I can get to the glass!! Any Ideas??
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My question (again): anyone had any luck finding a way to clean the little portion of a sliding window on a truck cap that stays behind the window screen?

It bugs me that only 95% of the window can be cleaned...

But maybe I'm too easily bothered...
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