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post #1 of 14 Old Oct 10th, 2011, 8:44 pm Thread Starter
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my windscreen needs cleaning

Is there anything that I can use to clear up my windscreen ? It has a slight fog to it, as if cleaned improperly.Will headlight lense cleaner work ?

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post #2 of 14 Old Oct 10th, 2011, 9:08 pm
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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

I bought the Z-tech standard windscreen because the '99 OEM BMW windscreen was hazy. My guess is to make the OEM look clear again you would have to go through a process to polish it to clear.

The Z-tech is a poly carbonate which resists impact and they say you can rub it with steel wool and it won't scratch. Haven't tried that yet. The price is very reasonable too. The air flow over it is awesome. Check out the youtube video. Sorry don't have that link handy, but it's easy to search. After 10K miles it is still perfectly clear plus the shape makes the LT look cool.

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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

If you have a BMW screen use Isopropyl Alcohol - this takes the moisture out!

Saturate a portion of a soft cotton cloth, wipe it down several times and let it sit
for 10 to 15 minutes then wipe down with a moist cloth to remove haze and finally
dry it off with a towel. If you live in an area that has fog and high moisture this is
and continues to be an issue for BMW screens . . .

Can be bought at any any drug store its also referred to as IPA - its cheap.

Remember BMW screens have a thin film on both sides of the screen and you
should only use water - IPA will also clean up fogging radio screens on older model LT's . . .

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Buy furniture polish Jonsons Dust & Clean, will do the Job. I use this since Years and I'm happy with it, no fog no clouds anymore.

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I've used McGuire's PlasticX with good results. Took the little spider webs out too. Some have used Plexus and say it's even better, but I haven't ever found any around here to try. Now Katnappin has me thinking about S100, I can get that.

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post #6 of 14 Old Oct 12th, 2011, 7:30 am
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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

Auto supply stores have kits that remove the haze from modern car headlight clear cover assemblies. They contain several rubbing and cleaning pastes and several fine-nesses of rubbing cloths. If other methods don't work for you they might help. I've used them on windshields with good outcomes.

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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

I have now starting using the Dan Diver windshield cleaning method with a shot of plexus at the end.

I have a large towel that I cover the windsheild with. i then get some hot tap water and pour over the towel that is covering the windshiled.

I let it sit a few and then wipe down.

This works wonders to get th love bugs off.

I also use the towel to wipe off the nose, headlights, front fender, etc..

I then wollow up with some plexus on the windshield and all is well.

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I have now starting using the Dan Diver windshield cleaning method with a shot of plexus at the end.

I have a large towel that I cover the windsheild with. i then get some hot tap water and pour over the towel that is covering the windshiled.

I let it sit a few and then wipe down.

This works wonders to get th love bugs off.

I also use the towel to wipe off the nose, headlights, front fender, etc..

I then wollow up with some plexus on the windshield and all is well.

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post #10 of 14 Old Oct 12th, 2011, 12:40 pm
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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

The best thing to do what paulnight said to do to clean the screen first. Then to get the haze out you will need to get some denatured alcohol or isopropyl Alcohol and clean the screen real well.

Were the fog and haze comes from is other cleaners leave a film over the screen and water gets trapped between the screen and thin film layer. The alcohol will clean the film off.

If I remember what most guys who had lots of fogging issues did was to always just clean the screen with water and towel and the fogging went away.

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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

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I have to admit the alchy solution works quite well, along with a micro-fiber towel. The procedure is quite simple:
1. take some garden variety alchy from local super-market and a paper towel.
2. wipe the affected area. The fog will still be there once the achy dries.
3. wipe the affected area with the micro-fiber and the fog disappears.


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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

Try Novus 1 plastic & polish.put a little on a soft cloth. And buff until it cream disappears. Follow with clean cloth. If its really scratched try novus 2.

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Don't use paper towels...they scratch

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Re: my windscreen needs cleaning

I have been using Windex with a paper towels for eight years on stock BMW shield and other than stone nicks it is as clear as when new.

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