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Old 8th February 2008, 12:48   #31
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Tried Harpic also, it failed.

Now seriously don't know what needs to be done.

Can some one suggest any other way or give me names of rubbing compound which can be used safely
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Old 10th February 2008, 14:06   #32
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Has anyone used Pril Dishwasher which contains lemon and vinegar or Vim Liquid with Lemon?
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Tried Harpic also, it failed.

Now seriously don't know what needs to be done.

Can some one suggest any other way or give me names of rubbing compound which can be used safely
Try MOTOMAX rubbing coumpound( It's a soft rubbing compound), Yellow colour round box, approximate price is 80 Rs.
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Has anyone used Pril Dishwasher which contains lemon and vinegar or Vim Liquid with Lemon?
Any updates about the water mark at windshield? did you get a correct solution?
I am also facing the same situation, mine is due to the hard water(couldn't clean the water for sometime and it got dried up in the windshield and some portion in the bonnet also).

How about 3M windscreen washer? Is this good for removing hard water mark from windshield. How about Lemon / Harpic cleaning methods?
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Does adding a few drops of soap or shampoo to the washer add to this problem?
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Today i have tried cleaning(removing watermark from windshield) with 3M Glass Cleaner. But i feel only a very little improvement. The shop guy told me with frequent cleaning it may go off. Don't know how true this.
What about trying with MOTOMAX rubbing compound? Any experience on this?
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What about using dilute acid (used for toilets, please don't mind) if water marks are due to hard water ?
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Use vinegar. It is mildly acidic and will clear up hard water stains.
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Didn't we cover vinegar before? I'm thinking that if vinegar doesn't do it, then this may not be simple hard-water stain.
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Has anyone used Pril Dishwasher which contains lemon and vinegar or Vim Liquid with Lemon?
I have. The glass is rendered spotless. Cheap and effective solution.

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How about Lemon / Harpic cleaning methods?
Dont ever add harpic in your windscreen washer reservoir. Its highly acidic and could do more damage than good.

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Does adding a few drops of soap or shampoo to the washer add to this problem?
Soap or shampoo doesnt aggravate the problem. Quality of water (hard water) used can cause scaling (on paint) or marks (on windshield).

I recollect someone suggesting adding 60ml of vodka to the windshield washer reservoir. Dunno how effective it was. In case you do try it out, be prepared to be subjected to a breathalyser on sat nights.
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The alcohol would be there to break down greese. Vodka sounds like an expensive way of doing it!

In UK, people often clean glass with a mixture of "Methylated Spirit" and water. It is a kind of alcohol which is lethal to drink (the most deparate, who are probably on their way out already, still do) and died purple to put people off. Available in India? What name?
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this might sound bad... but try it.. im sure it works...since nothing else seems to be working this is worth a try...urine is acidic.... try urine therapy on ur windscreen....
do post the feedback!!!
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this might sound bad... but try it.. im sure it works...since nothing else seems to be working this is worth a try...urine is acidic.... try urine therapy on ur windscreen....
do post the feedback!!!
Wouldnt really try that on windshield You'll have to spray two bottles of perfume on windshield after that....

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Well I've tried Harpic, Vim liquid with lemon, Motomax and all sort of glass cleaner but still no result, probably buffing is the option left!!!. It seems the water coming out from air conditioner also leaves mark on windshield, was really surprised to know that as I was under the impression that water coming out of Ac should be pure.
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was really surprised to know that as I was under the impression that water coming out of Ac should be pure.
Yes, its pure condensed water, but then it has to mix with the worst kind of dust/dirt/grime/sediments that can be imagined, before it exits off the drain pipe
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