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Old 1st July 2017, 12:14   #466
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No wax on glass ever! I'd say you found the culprit
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Clean/polish your glass with a cream glass polish, not just a regular liquid cleaner. I've been usiong Auto-Glym since for ever. I just got some CarPro CeriGlass, which, if used on a polishing machine, will actually take out small faults from the glass. ...
Service centre just polished my windscreen. It was mutually accepted that it probably would not get rid of a large stone chip (so, in some ways a waste of money) but, apart from that... wow, it is clean and smooth!

Sadly, Chennai is seriously lacking in rain for real-life testing just now.
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Unfortunately the problem came right back the next day (night actually). The Sonax does help a bit. It clear's the effect fast while driving than before but I am unable to pin point the root cause. I have been using Formula 1 wash and wax to wax the car and use it on the glass as well. I had used it last 1-2 months ago. Can this application cause the haze effect ?
Any wax will cause the haze. I used the Proklear glass treatment two monsoons ago. Nice beads of water that fly off the windscreen at high speeds, almost no need to use wipers -- fine. But haze after wiper blade does its job-- no good ! Disappears instantly, but still irritating. In your case it can be either Proklear or the Formula 1 wax, I think ! The lesson I learnt is to simply drop a piece of body soap (the last bit you cannot use) into the washer fluid tank -- free and does the job adequately !
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Service centre just polished my windscreen.
Hmm... so now I have a windscreen which is mostly not too bad. A perfect test bed! so I can try out one of "nano" glass treatments. If it is good, then do the same on the new screen, whenever that happens.
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Default Re: ARTICLE: Safe Driving in the Rains - Stray Cattle

Wanted to add a phenomenon related to cattle observed in parts of Rajasthan, UP and MP during rains.

While travelling in rains during rains, I've seen a lot of stray (let loose/orphaned) cattle sitting on the roads. This becomes specially dangerous in the dusk/night when the 'holy' obstruction is invisible till it comes within the headlight spread, leaving very little reaction time for corrective measures.

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They prefer sitting on the dry sections of the roads where mud/slush and insects don't trouble them and constant traffic wafts these bugs away from time to time.
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One of those *many* reasons why driving next to median is dangerous in rains due to accumulated water. Also you can see, how you can get blinded by water splashing from the vehicles in adjacent lanes as they drive over puddles of water or even pass you from the opposite side.


The simple thing to do when such instances occur is to NOT LOSE FOCUS and stay in line and gradually decelerate, and when the visibility is clear start picking up speed.
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