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Smeared Windscreen?

My mate had a problem where his windscreen was "Greasy". He followed my advice (In a previous thread) to de grease it, but nothing worked. So, I bought a bottle of Silicone remover, "Sill Kill", 3.33 from Toolstation. I poured the stuff over the windscreen & wiped it all over, then after 10 mins, washed it off with soapy water. I know silicone spray, (bumper shine, back to black etc), makes a real mess of the windscreen, & can not be removed without a special solvent, so I thought I`d give it a go. I wiped his wiper blades too, removing any silicone from the rubber.

The difference was amazing. Turns out he had been using "Bumper shine" on his mirror covers & obviously the overspray had gone over the screen.

This evening we drove around with wipers & washers going, & got a perfectly clean wipe, no smears, grease, street lights looked as they should, clean & bright, not dull sparklers.

Car dealers use this stuff like its going out of fashion, makes cars look great, unfortunatly, you cant see much at night, when its raining.
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Re: Smeared Windscreen?

Good advice,when I used to show a previous car I had the old 'Back To Black' used to come out on the mirrors/plastic trim to make everything look nice and shiny.It does what it says on the tin,but really everything around it (including paint) should be masked off as it's good on plastic but bugger all good for anything around it.
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Re: Smeared Windscreen?

A good reason why those products should be poured onto a lint-free cloth, and rubbed onto the correct items.

Nice fix.


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Re: Smeared Windscreen?

I apply Back to Black using an old clean paint brush - spraying from the bottle directly onto the brush - leave it for 30 minutes or then buff up with a clean lint free cloth.
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