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Old 16th June 2010, 14:16   #16
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@sarmarishi
Thanks. Will check them out.

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Cat is the culprit. Saw the cat's paw marks on the bonnet and the roof. Guess it was finding a good place for the nights sleep. Since it's raining here, the extreme cool wind might have helped it to pee on the windshield.

Guys, my friend managed to give me a spray which helps remove these stains. Name is "VISTA" Degreaser. Anyone heard of it. Think I will try using these in the evening.
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Old 16th June 2010, 14:32   #17
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^^^ All the Best !

Waiting for the results
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Old 16th June 2010, 14:44   #18
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How about lemon? Try rubbing that over the stain. The citric acid should work on it.

Another alternative is rubbing alcohol wipes.

Or make the cat piss over it again. And wipe is quickly after that (Take a thorn out using a thorn) Jus kidding !

These days windshields are quite delicate. I used toothpaste for some stains and made a lot of scratches.
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Old 16th June 2010, 15:08   #19
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Dont try too many tricks or you'll damage the glass. If acetone/nailpolish remover doesnt clean it, its definately gonna be a tough task. Give dara polish or rubbing compound a shot. If that doesnt help, take it to the windshield guys and get it polished off. Polishing the glass costs around 1k though and is mostly used for glass badly stained with constant use of hard water or borewell water!
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Old 16th June 2010, 17:11   #20
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Thanks guys for the suggestions.
I shall be using the spray that I got from my friend. If that fails, I shall take it to the experts. Will update you on this tomorrow morning. Pray for me guys (I know it's stupid), but this kinda irritates me.
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naveen,

have you tried any methods yesterday evening?
I'm dying to know the results
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Old 17th June 2010, 10:09   #22
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Guys...
Finally.. Some good news..

"VISTA" Degreaser did the job. When all other options failed, this spray (Which I havent heard before and wasnt even confident of using) proved it's name.
Not a mark left now. Everything is as good as new.

For any stain removal, this is the product guys, it's just 200/-
If you guys need the pic of the product just let me know.

yeeyaa..!!
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naveen.raju,

Congrats, at last you manged to remove the stain, if possible please put a snap of the spray, From where did your friend managed to get one. is it available in the local market.
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Old 17th June 2010, 11:43   #24
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naveen.raju,

Congrats, at last you manged to remove the stain, if possible please put a snap of the spray, From where did your friend managed to get one. is it available in the local market.
Thanks mate.
I shall definitely put up the snaps in the evening. Will provide the details of the spray too.
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Old 17th June 2010, 15:06   #25
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1. Is "VISTA" Degreaser only for glass? Can stains on the exterior paint also be removed without causing damage?
2. I could try using this for cleaning my full Windshield (for dirt that is stuck on the windshield)? Please elaborate how you did the cleaning.
3. Has visibility through this part of the (cleaned) glass returned to normal?

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Old 17th June 2010, 16:36   #26
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1. Is "VISTA" Degreaser only for glass? Can stains on the exterior paint also be removed without causing damage?
2. I could try using this for cleaning my full Windshield (for dirt that is stuck on the windshield)? Please elaborate how you did the cleaning.
3. Has visibility through this part of the (cleaned) glass returned to normal?
1) Not mentioned anything about the area to be used. Guess it can be used anywhere. (Some products mention in particular, but this didnt have any)
2) The windshield should be clean and dry, apply the spray directly on the affected area. Use a cotton or a soft clean cloth to wipe the area. (I had to rub for sometime to get the stain out, but was worth it). While rubbing this area, it dries out and the windshield will be visible. After you make sure it's clean, use a water jet to clean the area.
3) Yes, while rubbing the area, it becomes dry. Make sure you clean it using water. (On the spray it's given as an option).

Will post the pics of the product..
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Any (side)effect on the glass due to this spray?
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Old 18th June 2010, 10:04   #28
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Any (side)effect on the glass due to this spray?
Nothing as of now. Everything worked really well. Happy with the product.
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Old 18th June 2010, 10:12   #29
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Guys, here's the pic of the product.
@SpeedGlad:
This is available in the local market.

My friend got it from "Magic Car Wash" - Near Le Meridien, Cochin. This place got the automatic car wash (Exterior car wash under 9 min) and manual wax polish - 350/-
They have almost all car care products. This spray is around 200/-
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Good info. Will be buying this very soon.
Naveen, any idea how is the quaility of work at 'Magic Car Wash'? Wanted to give my Optra to a good place for waxing/detailing.
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