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Old 14th June 2004, 01:10   #1
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Hey guys... the monsoons are here in full force down in bombay and my windscreen has this film formed on it which is increasing the glare specially in the nights.It took me a while to firgure out what this was initially i kept putting the front a.c defogger on thinking its something to do with that coz the glare seemed similar to that but i soon realised it was from the outside not inside of the car. I am pretty sure it is coz of the little bit of liquid soap that i kept mixing in my windscreen cleaning water what has built up over the year and formed a film on it. I bought some windscreen cleaning solution today but it really hasnt helped that much. This glare is making it really hard to drive properly at nights can some1 suggest a good solvent liquid or somethign that i can use to get rid of this. Thanx alot and be safe!
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Call the windshield experts in your city. Am sure they will be able to work out a solution (short of changing the entire windshield)

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Old 15th June 2004, 16:32   #3
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Try PRIL wash. Wipe it dry with newspaper (don't use colour newsprint).
Cheaper the newspaper,better
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the old potato trick would be a temporary cure too!!
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Quote[/b] (rtech @ June 15 2004,15:13)]the old potato trick would be a temporary cure too!!
Whats that?
Rub a potato on your windsheild or something?? ive never heard of this one! do tell....

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Old 15th June 2004, 18:29   #6
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Its traffic film, those greay diesel vapours, etc - you need a slight abrasive like Teepol - use lightly on a sponge on the windscreen and hose off, and wipe with a newspaper. Clean your wiper blades in neat teepol or better still go for a new Bosch set
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Quote[/b] (rtech @ June 15 2004,15:13)]the old potato trick would be a temporary cure too!!
Whats that?
Rub a potato on your windsheild or something?? ive never heard of this one! do tell....

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well Rehaan,

What you do is cut a potato in half, then rub the inner side (of the potato sicko!) on your windshield. Water just slides right off, its quite amazing, you don't need your wipers at all. Problem is, it only lasts for a for while, so u gotto keep slicing that potato and rubbing it on ur windows.

Its basically a natural rain-x.

Oh yea, onions have the same effect, but ofcourse, they tend to stink up the interiors!!

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heard the tobacco as in pan also works
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use simple windshield washer fluid
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Quote[/b] (ajmat @ June 15 2004,16:59)]or better still go for a new Bosch set
Nothing comes close to Bosch blades.
I agree with you Ajmath.
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Thnx for the help guys,appreciate it ... However i dont think new wiper blades would do the trick as the blades r perfect in the cleaning i dunno what those marks r that r causing the film but i will try cleaning it with the liquids u guys suggested. Thnx once again
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Hey Sahil,

Also...this may sound stupid for me to tell you..... but try cleaning the inside of the windshield properly as well! sometimes the guy who cleans your car might wipe it with a greasy rag from the inside or something of the sort!

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Quote[/b] ]Nothing comes close to Bosch blades.
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not absolutely true..even bombay commercial syndicate wipers are very very good...i shud know coz i have seen their old and new automated plant ..testing facilities and am currently only using their blades......we supply the rubber to them for the wipers.

bosch is a very good wiper manufacturer but syndicate is as good as them.
i cud send u the set for ur car ..if u need . let me know what u drive. u cud then check it urself.

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and abt the windscreen grime, its best to wash the wind screen with a soap solution and wipe clean with old newspaper . voila u get good vision.

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Quote[/b] (normally_crazy @ July 03 2004,12:19)]not absolutely true..even bombay commercial syndicate wipers are very very good...i shud know coz i have seen their old and new automated plant ..testing facilities and am currently only using their blades......we supply the rubber to them for the wipers.

bosch is a very good wiper manufacturer but syndicate is as good as them.
i cud send u the set for ur car ..if u need . let me know what u drive. u cud then check it urself.

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Thanx normally_crazy.
My experience with Syndicate was not good at all.
Happy to know that they're making good products nowadays.
Bosch blades retain their softness for many years which I don't see in Indian blades. Things have changed and it's a good news. Let me know the cost of set for OPTRA. I'll buy it from BLR. I'm not happy with the stock set.
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