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Old 12-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #43
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Phil any tips or recommendations for snow removal from the car in the winter. I just put my snow removal brush in the hatch, and although it is not the cheapest brush, the bristles are very stiff which make me think I am scratching the car while clearing snow. I am thinking of getting a car cover for at home but I will have to clean snow off it at some point.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #44
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Any tips for removing Rain-X from the front windshield? I don't have a Porter Cable to buff off with Glass Polish.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #45
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Phil any tips or recommendations for snow removal from the car in the winter. I just put my snow removal brush in the hatch, and although it is not the cheapest brush, the bristles are very stiff which make me think I am scratching the car while clearing snow. I am thinking of getting a car cover for at home but I will have to clean snow off it at some point.
I usually warm up the car and use something very gentle, if you use your brush just don't go to the paint.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #46
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Any tips for removing Rain-X from the front windshield? I don't have a Porter Cable to buff off with Glass Polish.
how long has it been on there? I would just wait till it wears out.

which could be awhile you can hand polish it off if you wanted to.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #47
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whats the best way to clean my gauges / instrument cluster in my GTI? I have tried to wipe off the dust but it seems to scratch so easily, even with a glass cleaning cloth. Any secrets for this? My car is spotless except for this one area and my speedometer looks like theres a snow storm in front of it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #48
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how long has it been on there? I would just wait till it wears out.

which could be awhile you can hand polish it off if you wanted to.
It's been on there for a month, not alot of rain either so haven't had a chance for it to wear.
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whats the best way to clean my gauges / instrument cluster in my GTI? I have tried to wipe off the dust but it seems to scratch so easily, even with a glass cleaning cloth. Any secrets for this? My car is spotless except for this one area and my speedometer looks like theres a snow storm in front of it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 PM   #50
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It's been on there for a month, not alot of rain either so haven't had a chance for it to wear.
do you have any polishes on hand?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #51
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can scratches in a windshield be repaired or are you better off getting the windshield replaced?
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you may need to go to a professional glass repair shop, they usually have solutions that are not available to us.

sometimes it maybe just easier to replace it, but I would ask a glass repair shop first.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #53
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i called and asked four different shops in the burbank area today and they all said they dont do it and to replace it because it will never be the same after attempts to repair the damage.
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i called and asked four different shops in the burbank area today and they all said they dont do it and to replace it because it will never be the same after attempts to repair the damage.
they are the pros so I would say go with replacing it.
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What is your opinion on steam jet wash technology for cleaning the exterior of your car?

I live in Saudi Arabia and I have found a car wash centre that uses a Steam jet system to clean cars.

I've been on their website (http://steamjetinc.com/e_index.html) and it looks like a good idea.

But I'm concerned if it causes any damage to the paintwork and finish to my car.
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