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Old 02-04-2019, 10:00 PM   #1
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Streaks on the side windows

I have streaks on the side windows that I can't remove. So far 409 has come the closest to removing some of it. I have heard that using 0000 steel wool will work but I can't bring myself to try it. Anyone have a magic cure for this? For the side of the coach a good cleaner wax and a few elbows have worked well but that is almost like work! Thanks Guys
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:12 PM   #2
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i have used a little dawn dish-wash liquid on a rag with good results.
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0000 Steel wool works great will not leave any scratches. Have not tried MR Cleans new eraser but that might work also
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:54 PM   #4
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0000 works good. No problem with scratching.

I also like using rainX. That will remove most water spots in my experience.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:30 AM   #5
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0000 works good. No problem with scratching.

I also like using rainX. That will remove most water spots in my experience.
When using the 0000 steel wool, do you use it with soap, water or any other type of lube?
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:45 AM   #6
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:38 AM   #7
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When using the 0000 steel wool, do you use it with soap, water or any other type of lube?
Yes I did when I washed my front windshield to clear off the bugs. But if you have like one or two small spots maybe just use some window cleaner first the rub.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:31 AM   #8
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So you know your windshield isn't tempered glass it's laminated glass. Tempered glass, like on your side windows, is designed to shatter into tiny pieces if hit. Your front and back glass is designed for much higher impact than the sides and will chip or crack. Don't confuse hardness and toughness. You won't see the micro-scratches that steel wool will leave but they're there. Glass experts (engineers not auto detailers) do not recommend using steel wool on windshields. There are lots of non-abrasive windshield cleaners on the market.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:52 PM   #9
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i have used a little dawn dish-wash liquid on a rag with good results.
Well that didnít work. Off to steel wool.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:34 PM   #10
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Well that didnít work. Off to steel wool.
Try RainX as well. Its works great on my Jeep.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:04 PM   #11
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Try this stuff. Works like magic on black streaks.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-07-2019, 10:22 PM   #12
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Barkeepers Friend, a scouring powder works well and will actually polish glass, chrome etc.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:29 AM   #13
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You can also use toothpaste to clean and buff
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:04 AM   #14
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You might also try some ammonia mixed with water and maybe some Dawn on the windows. I would not use steel wool on the windows.


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Lots of ideas. Simple green is another. When I get back from our road trip I’ll try each idea till one works and then let you know.
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I have used 000 steel wool on outside windows for years with any soap "lube". Do not use on inside windows due to tinting etc. Without testing a corner.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:30 PM   #17
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I have streaks on the side windows that I can't remove. So far 409 has come the closest to removing some of it. I have heard that using 0000 steel wool will work but I can't bring myself to try it. Anyone have a magic cure for this? For the side of the coach a good cleaner wax and a few elbows have worked well but that is almost like work! Thanks Guys
Have you tried using a magic eraser? Should work well instead of steel wool which could scratch or etch the glass. Then apply some rainx.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:20 PM   #18
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0000 works good. No problem with scratching.

I also like using rainX. That will remove most water spots in my experience.
Yeah, I had those streaks on the windshield too. Think it was from the windshield rubber seal after a cold night. Got an old broom handle, screwed it onto a small windshield cleaner, got a bucket, added some water, window cleaner and lots of ELBOW GREASE, then another couple passes with the Rain ex. Oh yeah, added some more elbow grease. That windshield is very large.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:37 PM   #19
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Goo-gone has worked for me
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:29 PM   #20
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Window rouge, it's a very very fine polish. It takes off hard water spots. Polishes glass. Most auto parts stores carry it.
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