Mini Cooper Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi

Please can some of you tell me what you use to clear grease / diesel / insects / REALLY bad stuff from the windscreen. So far I have tried meths on the wiper blades + Halfrauds Intensive Glass Cutter, Spirit Glass Cleaner, vinegar and newspaper, etc, etc…. ALL to no avail!!!

Cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
890 Posts
I use vinegar and/or un-diluted screen wash fluid, but I don't have grease or diesel getting onto the screen that I am aware of.
Mini screens are a bit more vertical than many cars and collect insects at an alarming rate!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Did mine today first with Autoglym Fast Glass followed by their Glass Polish, also used this to clean wipers with a cloth using a few drops. Always seems to work for me but will be as bad as ever tomorrow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
Try using Rain X, after you have cleaned the glass, it hard for flys to stick to the window, even the rain blows of the screen with out using the wipers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,169 Posts
Try using Rain X, after you have cleaned the glass, it hard for flys to stick to the window, even the rain blows of the screen with out using the wipers.
I was going to just point this out but well said

I reckon it's the best stuff I've ever tried on glass!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
Vinegar and Newspaper will remove the bugs/grease/diesel/tar as good as most things unless you have some hard core brake cleaner which is of course illegal......


Then a good non streaking polish specifically for glass.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
Auto Finesse Citrus power is a good bug and grime remover. Or valet Pro Citrus pre wash. Simply spray them on, agitate if necessary and jet wash off. I use them each week on the bumper, window and mirrors. gets rid of all the hard stuff before you start washing the car with the mitt + prevents swirls as you don't need to apply pressure to remove baked on dirt/bugs etc..
Also instead of using rainX, put something more permanent on like Gtecniq G1, it lasts years not days.
If you think rainX is good you will love Gtecniq G1.
Carbon collective also sell the equivalent glass rain repellent. + also sell the equivalent for the bodywork + wheels.

Also if all fails, get a clay bar or clay mitt - Halfords sell both types. (clay mitt is alot easier to use) this will be sure to remove the contaminants.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
just use any glass cleaner but use a microfiber
buffing cloth as I have found this is cool to clean
the glass and also doesn't leave any smears. the
glass looks like when you picked it up from
the dealers.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top