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jonathan

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Winter Windscreen Care
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:03:24 AM »
Bit premature, maybe for some, however I have a well needed query...

What is the best method of stopping the windscreen from icing up on owners cars, apart from the obvious of putting car under cover...

Hope jazz owners can help.


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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 08:42:25 AM »
I found that rainex or similar on the windows makes frost and ice much easier to remove (like Teflon coating the glass) - rainex lasts a long time on side windows,  but front and rear screens where the wiper covers it will need re-doing every couple of weeks.
Some people will only consider you an expert if they agree with your point of view or advice,  when you give them advice they don't like they consider you an idiot

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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 10:12:46 AM »
I tried RainX on a previous car. Thought it was great during the day but always gave me flaring and distortions at night. As Culzean says, you have to redo the windscreen very regularly if you need the wipers.
I found the best method was a sheet of the bubble wrap with the tiny bubbles, trapped in both front doors, and with the wipers on top to hold it against the screen. Also makes it easy to remove any overnight snow.
How well it works for you depends on the local yobs. I never had any bother, either at home or work.


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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 11:48:05 AM »
I found that rainex or similar on the windows makes frost and ice much easier to remove (like Teflon coating the glass) - rainex lasts a long time on side windows,  but front and rear screens where the wiper covers it will need re-doing every couple of weeks.

I would never again put Rainex (or similar) on a front windscreen. After a while it creates a fog when using wipers in the rain (unless you want to replace the product every few weeks right through the year). It is almost impossible to remove - never again! It is good on side windows to help snow slide off.

Best to use a windscreen cover or deicer IMHO.

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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 11:56:54 AM »
After a while it creates a fog when using wipers in the rain
I found that too.

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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 01:47:27 PM »
I would never again put Rainex (or similar) on a front windscreen.
I put Rainex on the passenger side of the windscreen where the wipers don't reach but not on the wiped area.

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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 02:53:24 PM »
I use Rainex on all windows where it does an excellent job but never on the windscreen. Past experience showed that it worked fine until you put the wipers on when the screen was very smeary and the wiper blades juddered.
It was difficult to remove but eventually found that brake cleaner and meths removed it. Both are non oily.
I also had to replace the wiper blades.

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Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 05:20:08 PM »
I use Turtle Wax ClearVue Rain Repellent all year round (re-apply every 2 months) on the windshield. Never seen fog or smearing, but maybe that's due to how i put it on:
1) thoroughly clean the window (+ clay, cleanser polish)
2) 3 times up-side-down the bottle to load a big make-up pad for use half the windshield, wipe until it dries. Repeat for other half.
3) wait 30-60 minutes
4) Repeat 2) and 3)
5) Wipe the windshield crystal clear with a non-woven microfibre glass cloth and some sprays demi-water.

For rear- and side windows i use the same sealant as on the paint and wheels FK1000P.

But this all doesn't prevent ice not freezing on the windows, it's just easier to remove and then leaves a crystal clear view. When it's freezing or snowing i just use a windshield cover and de-ice the other windows with plain cold water.

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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 07:18:23 PM »
I have used Gtechnic G5 for 5 years on my Jazz on all Windows an i Works perfect, apply it twice a year an never had any problems with the window wipers.

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Re: Winter Windscreen Care
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 08:53:52 PM »
I found the best method was a sheet of the bubble wrap with the tiny bubbles, trapped in both front doors, and with the wipers on top to hold it against the screen. Also makes it easy to remove any overnight snow.

That's so simple, but it never occurred to me... and I have tons of the stuff lying about.

I think you have changed my life Jocko, no more newspaper for me!  ;)

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