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glass care?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 58LesPaul, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Sep 19, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    58LesPaul

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    Does anyone polish their windshield and then apply a sealant or coating? Could I polish with Megs UP or a dedicated glass polish?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Sep 20, 2016 at 4:54 AM
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    I use a glass polish by 1 einszett that I got in a mystery box from Detailers domain. I have been using Adams Glass sealant but in process of converting to Optimum's glass coating.
     
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    NMTrailRider

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    AG has a couple of dedicated glass polishes- Wolfgang Perfect Vision Glass Polish and McKee's Glass Restorer. They're more of a "deep cleaner" than they are defect removers. They will remove water spots and heavy contamination. Duragloss Nu-glass is another one that people like to use, but it's got a built-in sealant in it.

    For defect removal/wiper trails, you need to use a product with cerium-oxide. CarPro's Ceri-glass is the go-to product. Best used with their rayon pads on a DA.

    Lots of people use wax/sealer meant for paint on their glass. For the most part, they work. But you may very well get wiper chatter. I like to stick to dedicated glass products. As for using paint polishes on a windshield, again, some people do it. But dedicated glass products work better and are easier to remove.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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    FYI I'm getting terrible wiper chatter with Ultima paint guard plus on my windshield and I can't get it off! It's been a month, and nothing is even putting a dent in it. I'm going to have to resort to a polish, I'm afraid.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    I use Klasse All In One to clean my windows when normal product won't get it done. I detail/wax twice a year and use same on all my windows and follow with their sealant. Full disclosure-amateur only.
     
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  8. Sep 20, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    Lol. Bet that's a pain.
     
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    If you want your windshield clean then use a clay bar , you'll be surprised what ends up in the clay bar just after one application
     
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  10. Sep 20, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    Amateur here, too. Using Sprayaway inside and out and Green Earth Technologies hydrophobic on the outside.
     
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    Clay bar didn't touch the UPGP.

    If nothing else, a testament to upgp's durability. Holy crap.
     
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    Scrub with Barkeepers Friend. Rinse well.

    If more attention is needed, Nanoskin AutoScrub on your DA.

    If the glass is clean, water will bead.

    No need for boutique cleaners or other magical elixers. Assuming you are not driving a Riddler contender.
     
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    I use a combination of what others have stated.

    -For normal washing every few weeks, I use microfiber towel with a 50/50 vinegar/water spray. It's very inexpensive (maybe $.30 to make a 16oz bottle worth of cleaner) and works very well.

    -When polishing the paint once a year, I claybar the glass with dawn soap, then use barkeepers friend (an Oxalic acid compound) on the windshield to help remove the wiper marks. I do this first, then rinse it off really well and proceed to wash the car before polishing. Barkeepers friend works great on glass, stainless, and porcelain.
     
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    I use on the outside of my glass after every wash. I used a while back to remove some hard water spots on my wife's glass & it did an excellent job.
     
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  17. Aug 8, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    I will never put RainX on a windshield again because of that issue, its fine on the other windows though.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2017 at 4:48 AM
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    Odd. Never had issue with RainX. Must be cause my wipers are always wore out. Lol.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2017 at 5:57 AM
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    What pads do you guys use to polish your windshield??
     
  20. Aug 10, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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    You can use any foam pad (for deep cleaning, that is). Stiffer the better, obviously. Correction won't happen with anything other than rayon glass pads (Car Pro, Griots).
     

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