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greasy car windscreen..

The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
edited October 2013 in The hub
I used an internal glass gleaner on my car, but it seems to have some sort of oil in it so when driving towards a low sun I can see fffffffuck all.

Water seems to do nothing to get rid of it, can I use a bit of meths to get it off?


  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I have a rule, never touch my windscreen on the inside.

    If I had to, IPA might be good with lint free cloth.
  • Yeah same tbh... I was originallu trying to remove marks from my sat nav sucker.

    Cheers, will give that a go!
  • Should have put this in the crudcatcher... Vinegar and rolled up newspaper, might smell but does the job.

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  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    I just use windowlene when it gets too bad and all the grease etc is soon gone. Inside and out.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Good quality damp chamois leather works best
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    A decent proper car window cleaner like Autoglym Fast Glass, non streaky so doesn't leave any marks (so long as you wipe it on and off properly)
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Briggo wrote:
    Autoglym Fast Glass

  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    Briggo wrote:
    Autoglym Fast Glass


    And again, use newspaper instead of a cloth.
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    yeah +1 for newspaper. does a good job.

    I also have some glass cleaner stuff I use on lcd screens that's not too bad - well I've used it with no problems anyway :D
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    I have a rule, never touch my windscreen on the inside.

    If I had to, IPA might be good with lint free cloth.


    Air con, which most cars have now, will over time put a thing film of crud on the inside of the windscreen and at this time of year with the low sun things can get quite dazzling.

    I'd use newspaper and a small amount of vinegar to sort things out :) .
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  • Autoglym glass polish is even better than their glass cleaner.
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    mine came up lovely with a spot of Halfords citrus degreaser, available from all good Halfords and most of the bad ones too
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