Car windscreen has me beat.

  1. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Location:
    Cumbria UK
    When it rains and the wipers are used there appears to remain a film of something, wax, road grime, or :dontknow:

    So far the following have failed.

    Double glazing foam spray cleaner.
    Cellulose thinners.
    Meths.
    Turps.
    Washing up liquid.
    A right good cussing.:mad:

    The wiper blades have also been cleaned by the same chemicals and the windscreen washer bottle flushed and washed out 3 times just in case it was in there.

    Anyone experienced the same or know how to resolve the issue.
     
  2. brightspark

    brightspark Member

    Messages:
    24,955
    Location:
    yarm
    try a new set of quality blades
     
    cianh91, Barlidge, Parm and 1 other person like this.
  3. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

    Messages:
    5,442
    Location:
    Bedfordshire England
    Cellulose thinners and rubber ain't a good mix.

    New blades would be my first choice too.
     
    cumbriasteve likes this.
  4. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Location:
    Cumbria UK
    Thats my last plan but I don't want to contaminate them if it's on the screen.
     
  5. brightspark

    brightspark Member

    Messages:
    24,955
    Location:
    yarm
    clean the windscreen 1st with vinegar in water we get crap on windows of diesel trains and the road vehicles and it cleans them fine
     
    cumbriasteve likes this.
  6. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Location:
    Cumbria UK
    Suppose anything is worth a try, they have only done 10K and Honda, expected more life out of them.
     
  7. Parm

    Parm Metal Tinkerer

    Messages:
    7,336
    Location:
    Towcester
    That same issue annoys me too.

    Good quality window cleaner applied and polished off with newspaper
     
    cumbriasteve likes this.
  8. brightspark

    brightspark Member

    Messages:
    24,955
    Location:
    yarm
    I bought good quality ones and they are crap after a year
     
    cumbriasteve likes this.
  9. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,243
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Applied with newspaper :thumbup:
     
    ukracer, Migmac, cumbriasteve and 2 others like this.
  10. steveo3002 Member

    Messages:
    4,672
    cambridge uk
    barkeepers friend gets mentioned often on cleaning forums
     
  11. jordhandson Member

    Messages:
    241
    Location:
    Dorset
    Once you get it clean try using Rain-X Rain/Water Repellent Glass Treatment I use and I recon it makes my wipers last longer
     
    ukracer, Ruffian and cumbriasteve like this.
  12. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Location:
    Cumbria UK
    Well too many of you suggesting the blades so got to go with the flow, will use the vinegar whist waiting.

    That barkeepers friend looks interesting stuff...bit of a read up due I think.
     
  13. anto44

    anto44 Member

    Messages:
    993
    Location:
    ireland
    Audi's recommendation is that wipers are chenged every 6 months, we charge €50 but that does include fitting by an Audi technician :laughing:
     
    Parm and cumbriasteve like this.
  14. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

    Messages:
    4,599
    Location:
    Northumberland. Reet oot in the sticks
    My old man used to use acetone, never tried it though....
     
    cumbriasteve likes this.
  15. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,243
    Location:
    Birmingham
    I normally change my blades each year just before winter and use Bosch
     
    Parm and eLuSiVeMiTe like this.
  16. KaneH Member

    Messages:
    113
    United Kingdom
    Traffic film remover if it’s something on the screen but I’d agree with replacement wipers. Much like most rubber parts nowadays they tend to last as long as a cup of tea before they need replacing and that is better quality ones!
     
  17. Migmac

    Migmac Member

    Messages:
    2,814
    Location:
    Kintyre. Scotland
    Another vote for vinegar and newspaper and new blades
     
    Parm and cumbriasteve like this.
  18. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Location:
    Cumbria UK
    So sounds like my Honda wipers have lasted 10k and my Hyundai wipers lasted 30k and were still perfect when I sold it. :(
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  19. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Location:
    Cumbria UK
    Such a bargain, shame that Irish sea stops me popping in. :laughing:
     
    anto44 and brightspark like this.
  20. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

    Messages:
    2,033
    Location:
    Northamptonhire
    No decent brand names are good quality.
     
    brightspark likes this.
Advertisements