MeGuiars car wax on windshild

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Old 12-31-08, 01:17 PM
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MeGuiars car wax on windshild

I accidentally picked up the rag that I was using to wax the car and used it to clean the windshield.
What a mess. I have tried cleaning it with NAPA auto windshield cleaner and clear ammonia with little success. Took me an hour to clean the windshield and got some, but still smeary.
I may never wax the car again for fear of getting some wax on the glass.
Does GM really recommend Bon Ami?
Tom
 
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Old 12-31-08, 01:25 PM
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MeGuiars car wax on windshild

Just call Barry McGuiar. The manufacturer can tell you how to remoce it.

I am sure you are not the first to do it.

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Old 12-31-08, 01:28 PM
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try tooth paste with a buffing wheel and slow speed to clean the windshield, that is the recommended way to remove scratches on my cycle windshield.

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Old 12-31-08, 01:37 PM
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You could try WD-40 or solvent on a rag.
 
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I agree with Greg. Paint thinners do a good job of softening up wax. Be sure to fold/replace the rag frequently to avoid just smearing the wax around........... and don't forget to dispose of the rags properly.
 
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Might try rubbing alcohol.
 
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Old 12-31-08, 04:29 PM
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forgot this last post, rain-x ought to work.

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Vinegar

Try washing the windows with a mixture of equal parts of white
vinegar and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth.
 
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Use paint reducer, or even bug & tar remover, then use windex, or vinegar & water mix, rubbing alcohol, after to clean it good.
 
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Soap

I paint cars for a living, a little dish soap in water will remove wax.
I don't understand about getting wax on the windshield, before Rainx was around we waxed our windshields so water would bead up and roll off.
Try using a clean dry cloth it should be just like waxing your car.
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Old 01-01-09, 11:51 AM
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I paint cars for a living, a little dish soap in water will remove wax.
I don't understand about getting wax on the windshield, before Rainx was around we waxed our windshields so water would bead up and roll off.
Try using a clean dry cloth it should be just like waxing your car.
Jeff
I'm with ya Jeff, a little turtle wax liquid, let er dry to a haze & wipe off & buff. Worked great. Try it now though and I think the crap their making the roads out of now,(oil) causes it to streak all to heck in the rain. ??
 
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Well guys, I thank you for your help. I have cleaned the inside and outside at least twenty times in the past two days. This Meguires wax must be something special.
I agree with Mike C and Jeff BC concerning their remedies. I always thought that a good wax and cleaner on the windshield was good for water run off, but fellas I have caught the ole boy trying to get this stuff off.
I unsuccessfully tried mineral spirits, vinegar, Joy dish washing soap clear ammonia and NAPA windshield cleaner. The more I scrubbed, the more smeary this stuff got.
Out of frustration, I went to the super market and bought a can of Bon Ami. Ureeka!!!! It got ninety five percent of it, but with lots of scrubbing. I think that this weekend, I will re-clean with with some more Bon Ami.
I wish now that I would have at least tried 97% rubbing alcohol. May try that this weekend for a final clean up.
This does not discourage me with MeGuires, but I bet I have learned a lesson that it is not for glass. Tom A great forum.
 
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I see the detailers in my shop use brillo pads on the windshield to clean off all the wax debris
 
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To Gregg H: Won't the Brillo pads scratch the glass surface? Tom
 
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no,its not that abbrasive,my detailers do it all the time
 
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RE the Brillo...before anyone goes crazy...they can scratch unless you have some soap and water or something I think.

CRUD Now I can't remember whether I scratched mine with SOS pads or a Green Meanie...but I know I didn't have enuf water on the glass, whatever it was.
 
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Old 01-02-09, 08:08 PM
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scratched mine with a greenie meanie, thought yea that will get the bug guts off, bad idea.

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To get rid of bugs, an onion bag works great after spraying with windex. Take out the onions first.LOL
 
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