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Old 09-19-2016, 12:50 PM   #11
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Bugs on Windshield

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I've always wondered if a coat of Rain-X would help with bug removal. I really like it for making it easier to scape windshields during the winter here in Michigan. Also helps during rain. There are times I never turn on the wipers.
Recently I was struggling to clean bugs off my Georgetown windshield at a truck stop when a trucker walked up and recommended I polish my windshield with car wax. He said it does not interfere with it's transparency and it makes it easy to removed the bugs. That said, I have not actually tried it yet so I can't guarantee the results. I was thinking about trying it in some area around the edges until I was sure it worked ok.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:10 PM   #12
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I carry a push broom ( thank you Ca State Parks ) in my rig.

I wrap an old towel around the brush and scrub away, 50/50 Windex water Mix.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:29 PM   #13
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RainEx absolutely helps!
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:40 PM   #14
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I use Rain-x. It makes the bugs stick a bit less and makes cleaning off what did stick a bit easier. I apply it prior to every trip.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:42 PM   #15
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:24 PM   #16
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Costco sells a spray wax called FW1, this works great on windows and mirrors.
Keeps fingerprints off stainless as well.
Mirrors dont fog up in the bathroom and the exterior mirrors wont fog up in changing weather.
I use it in buildings i clean for the glass doors and it works great.
Spray on and rub in until it disappears then wipe with a seperate clean cloth to polish. Micro fiber cloths are recommended, fuzzy ones to apply and smooth ones to polish.
Removes road tar from paint as well.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:27 PM   #17
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Rejex on the glass. The best.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:24 PM   #18
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RainX is what I use. Also rainx washer fill.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:49 PM   #19
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A little inexpensive tip I learned a few years ago at a motorcycle rally in Virginia...

Get a spray bottle and fill it 2/3rds full of water and 1/3rd with ordinary hydrogen peroxide (from the drugstore or supermarket) and spray that heavy on a bugged up windshield and let is sit for a few minutes and wipe it off. The bugs (dried on or otherwise) come right off.

I was told the peroxide attacks and liquifies (excuse my spelling), the bug's skeletons and allows you to remove them easily..

I'm no scientific whiz...but...

It works, I use it all tie time. No dried on, wind blown, sun baked bug can stand up to it.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:54 PM   #20
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I don't leave home without a freshly waxed windshield, use step ladder to reach top. Nothing more distracting and tiring than a dirty windshield, will try products mentioned above. I just use whatever wax I have around
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