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Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #21
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HUGE difference in a scratch that is a few inches long and the entire surface of the glass being pitted. And, the OP already had a glass shop tell him that the windshield had to be replaced, I was merely confirming the diagnosis.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #22
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I polished mine its a lot better now but still pitted.
I used Poor Boys Polish by hand.
http://www.autogeek.net/poorboys-wor...-polish-2.html
Here is a tip from when I worked at a detailing shop in my youth......

.....Clean your outside of your windshield with Windex and a steel wool pad. You can use an "SOS" brand steel wool pad, but you should wash out all the pre-impregnated soap first. Scrub as hard as you want - it will not scratch and will come out looking brand new (except for the pits). No need to buy a dedicated "window polisher". Steel wool is like $0.20/pad and you can use it as many times as you like.

Also (if you use Armor All and want to circumvent buying RainX), spray a light coating of Armor All on your windshield after cleaning and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe it off. It does equally as good as RainX. I rarely even need the wipers. Been doing it for 20 years and works like a charm.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #23
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^^^ Thats exactly what I heard!!
So when I polished the car I also do the windows. Then I apply Aquapel.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #24
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Here is a tip from when I worked at a detailing shop in my youth......

.....Clean your outside of your windshield with Windex and a steel wool pad. You can use an "SOS" brand steel wool pad, but you should wash out all the pre-impregnated soap first. Scrub as hard as you want - it will not scratch and will come out looking brand new (except for the pits). No need to buy a dedicated "window polisher". Steel wool is like $0.20/pad and you can use it as many times as you like.

Also (if you use Armor All and want to circumvent buying RainX), spray a light coating of Armor All on your windshield after cleaning and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe it off. It does equally as good as RainX. I rarely even need the wipers. Been doing it for 20 years and works like a charm.
I'm having a hard time believing a steel wool pad won't scratch my windshield. Are you serious? It defies logic.
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I just had Safelite replace my window with an OEM (rain sensor) under insurance (comprehensive) last week. I had to pay $350 to cover the cost of the OEM windsheild which included the $50 deductible. I'd say it was worth it. Try your insurance first.

I told them that now that I'm going home in the evening with the sun on the horizon I have to pull over because no matter how clean my windshield is, inside and out, I just can't see anymore.
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I'm having a hard time believing a steel wool pad won't scratch my windshield. Are you serious? It defies logic.
Yes I am serious. It won't scratch.
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