Need Windshield Cleaning Tips

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Okay so I'm loving all these southeast runs West Side has been sending me on but bug season is in full swing in South Carolina lol.

The struggle is real.. Ive scrubbed and scrubbed and can't get all these bugs off.

Any advice?

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Hi Sue, I really have nothing to offer except to suggest using either a telescoping or at the very least a long arse wooden extension for your brush / squeegee. At least won't have to climb up and down off the front tires and such. Some people swear by Rain X products. Sorry I couldn't be more help but I'm sure I'll be in the thick of things soon enough. LOL!

JJ

Errol V.'s Comment
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@Jim: nearly all truck stops have long-arse extension handles. But I'm 6'2" and even I have to reach.

Do a search here for window cleaning, there have been a few discussions. I know what you mean about driving through bugs. And using the wipers + spray is just plain gross!

G-Town's Comment
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Hey Sue. Go to the paint department of any big box store and ask for a retractable window paint scraper. It's basically a straight edge razor in a hand held tool.

I will spray first with window cleaner let it soak it and then scrape all the trouble spots. For me I have yet to find something that works better.

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Rob S.'s Comment
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I keep 409 on my truck. It works in a pinch. It would be expensive to use very often

Parrothead66's Comment
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Your supposed to drive around the bugs..😬

miracleofmagick's Comment
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Your supposed to drive around the bugs..😬

I go over them smile.gif

Steven W.'s Comment
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Okay so I'm loving all these southeast runs West Side has been sending me on but bug season is in full swing in South Carolina lol.

The struggle is real.. Ive scrubbed and scrubbed and can't get all these bugs off.

Any advice?

Haven't started driving (yet), but I use Rainex on my car windshield. Only in the heaviest of rain do I actually have to turn my wipers on. As for the bugs it actually helps with that too. They dont slide off like the rain :), but they do come off with a quick squirt of wiper fluid and a cpl wipes.

Rule one - make sure you clean the window COMPLETELY before applying. Any spots you miss will be there for 3 months or more unless you want to spend forever trying to rub off that coating. DO NOT apply it in direct sunlight. It will still work but will be twice as hard to get that white dry coat off. Due to the size of truck windows I would personally suggest one side at a time from start to finish.

The coating does work exceptionally well for 3 months and good for 6. You will find that most times you do not even have to turn on your wipers as long as you are going over 35 mph. Of course this is on a car and I realize trucks are shaped slightly different, so wind is a little different, but not much I expect.

And yes, it does help in cleaning bug gunk off the window, I rarely have to scrub hard at all.

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Scott O.'s Comment
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Dish soap works great I use dawn... Just add some to the scrubber and wash away...

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