glass and mirror winter cleaning solutions?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by mickeyrat, Jan 29, 2013.


    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Dahlonega, GA
    Zep Tint window cleaner.
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  3. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

    Jul 12, 2009
    kittanning, PA
    I never use any cleaner in the winter time, just dry paper towels, it all just wipes off clean...

    all that spraying the cleaner does is put ice on there, then its a PITA to get your mirrors clean.
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  4. dave26027

    dave26027 Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Dallas, Texas
    Here's my situation.
    Had the windshield replaced months ago in a KW T680. The glass had some kind of film on it, handprints, suction cup and tape marks. But, those were the clean spots. No matter how i cleaned it or what i did, the thick film of crud would not scrub off. I researched the problem on the net and this is what it took to get the glass deep cleaned.
    With a large sponge, i cleaned the interior of the windshield with comet. Comet is a good deep cleaner for window glass, but it didn't do a thing to get this film off. So i let it dry and polished the glass with extra fine 0000 grade steel wool
    Again, it didn't do anything at all. So, i got the steel wool wet and noticed it was beginning to make a tiny clean spot but, it took a ridiculous amount of physical effort to clean a tiny area.
    Next, i put comet on tbe wet steel wool and literally wet sanded the entire one piece windshield on the inside.
    Four hours later when i thought the work was done, i ran a clean wet cloth across the glass and i could see places that still had film on it, water beaded up on those spots from the film.
    I took the 0000 steel wool pad wet and polished out the last of the film till a clean wet rag would squeak across the glass.
    Now, one tip i found online from detailers was to ditch the rainex and use a really good quality wax to seal the glass. I use "Dual Polymer Waterless Car Wash" on the paint, so i laid a good thick coat on the glass. Almost six hours' total work just to clean the interior of the windshield, but whatever that gook was, it's finally gone.
    I'll clean the outside on a cool evening, it's gonna be a lot of work.
    Waterless Car Wash is hard to find, the stuff works great and lasts a long, long time. Here's the website for anyone that's interested.
  5. BigPerm

    BigPerm Medium Load Member

    There's a product I used to get in West Sacramento @ a parts store. It was called "Nothin's Better". Almost like jewelers rouge. Put some on a wet rag, buff till squeeky & clean...perfect... took off water spots, etc just great.Haven't been able to find it for years.
  6. Steel Dragon

    Steel Dragon Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2015
    Buy spray the summertime and stockpile it.
  7. NJTrucker

    NJTrucker "Let the Games begin"

    Oct 1, 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    Just googled it, not sure if it's what your looking for, but looks like you can buy it on Amazon
  8. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Wapwallopen, Pa
    GM Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami Powder@ (GM Part No. 1050011)
    That seems to be the best stuff to get stubborn things off of glass[​IMG]
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  9. BigPerm

    BigPerm Medium Load Member

    Ah ha. Yeah. Amazon has been out for a couple of years. Maybe the mfr sold to the GM supplier. Going to research it.
    Thanx much.
  10. BigPerm

    BigPerm Medium Load Member

    Just checked everywhere. Bon-Ami powder cleanser is the stuff. There is also a product @ Ace hardware/Amazon called "Gel-Gloss No-Streak"...supposedly even better. About $6.00. I'm gonna try it.
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