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11/10/03 3:57pm - Original Message: 'Bumpy windsheild'
Eric76
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I'm having windsheild issues - mainly with the wipers. Until I resolve that, I put on some Rain-X, which - I have to say - really helped me in an emergency (raining and broken wiper).

When I pulled over after the wiper broke to put on the Rain-X, I could feel what seems like "sand" on the windshield - like tiny little "bumps".

I'm not sure what it is - perhaps sap from a tree?? (I keep it covered and parked inside now!).

My question is - how do I get that off? I've tried glass cleaner but doesn't seem to help.

I think I need something stronger, but I don't want to damage the glass.

Suggestions??
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11/11/03 12:49pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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Hello eric !
you could take some steel wool and some window cleaner I have done it and it work, if you do it gently, also you could try a clay bar.

Normand


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11/11/03 3:23pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
Eric76
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 ...also you could try a clay bar. 


What is this "clay bar" and where does one get it?

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11/11/03 9:52pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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both Maguire's and zaino makes clay bars. you can read about them at zainohttp://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
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11/11/03 10:36pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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I have used a clay bar on my windshield. When I drive into the West with the sun setting, I have like sand size specs all over. The clay bar helped but did not remove these. I also tried Bon Ami which also helped but didn't cure. Still looking....

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11/11/03 11:04pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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I once had to use a razor blade on a windshield to remove paint overspray. The windshield was all sandpapery and this was the only solution...took a while but really did the trick.

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11/12/03 10:52pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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The razor blade works good. You might use some soapy water with the razor blade, as it helps to prevent any possible scratches that you might get from the razor blade. Make sure its a new blade also. They are cheap in the hardware stores. You can usally buy them 10 at a time and some places sell 100 in a box.

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11/25/03 12:24pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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I have also heard using Stoners then "Clay bar" and recieving great results.. |thumb|
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11/25/03 12:33pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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if it is sap, hot soapy water will take it off |cheers|
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12/21/03 11:16pm - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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Prepsol---any bodyshop will have it will do the job Don't let it sit on the paint. Its not harsh but if it sits for about a day it will eat the paint.

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12/22/03 12:02am - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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I park my winter car outside near the pine trees, and I have found the only way to remove sap is with denatured alcohol. You can buy it at a hardware store. Joe
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12/22/03 1:32am - Reply: 'Bumpy windsheild'
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 joe73vette said: I park my winter car outside near the pine trees, and I have found the only way to remove sap is with denatured alcohol. You can buy it at a hardware store. Joe 


Great - thanks for the tip! I'll give that a try.
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