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    Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Years ago, I was told not to use polish or wax on my windshield, as it might cause streaking in the rain. Is this still true?

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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Quote Originally Posted by FullyFamous View Post
    Years ago, I was told not to use polish or wax on my windshield, as it might cause streaking in the rain. Is this still true?
    Yes, we still recommend that you not do this. Many people seem to like Ultimate Quik Detailer or even Ultimate Quik Wax on their glass, but we still caution against over use of these products, especially on the windshield.

    The reason we don't recommend this is because so many people have this attitude of "if some is good, more is better" and they end up seriously over using products. And the big problem is that they don't realize how heavily they've over used it until they get into trouble. This is true not only for the topic at hand, but general use of waxes, dressings, polishes, etc.
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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Polish wont help your glass much.

    Some people like wax, some dont. I like RainX, some dont. Really just have to try it and see if it works for you.
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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Just as I thought. Thanks much! I'll stick with using Rain-X once and a while.

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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    You can certainly clay your glass.. that always helps.
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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    You can certainly clay your glass.. that always helps.
    +1 to that...a bit of irony...'it makes is smooth as glass'. It really makes a difference, just like on paint..takes away that gritty feeling. Or try dedicated glass polish.

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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Never thought of using clay on the windshield. I might try that. Never heard of dedicated glass polish.

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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    Quote Originally Posted by FullyFamous View Post
    Never thought of using clay on the windshield. I might try that. Never heard of dedicated glass polish.
    Try the clay..I'll bet you will be happy with the results. Not sure if Meguiar's makes a glass polish..others do...but no free advertising for them on this forum from me

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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    The next time I use the clay bar I'll give it a try. Thanks much.

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    Re: Can I polish/wax my windshield?

    For what it is worth, I wax my windows and love it..rarely have to turn on the wipers, the wind just blows the rain off. Never liked RainX.

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