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papalimafoxtrot
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windscreen cleaning

Post by papalimafoxtrot » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm

sorry if this topic has been covered before - a lot of pages listed under search on "windscreen", but how do you clean the very bottom of the windscreen inside?

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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by Dermottdog » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:14 pm

Hi. I put a bath towel across the whole dash. I then wash the inside of the screen with a dish cloth and washing up liquid in water. The bath towel catches any excess water. Wipe with a tea towel and buff/shine with another dry tea towel. And yes, the wife won’t be too pleased about you using a bath towel, a dish cloth and two tea towels.
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Nat Ionalbusco
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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by Nat Ionalbusco » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:54 pm

papalimafoxtrot wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
sorry if this topic has been covered before - a lot of pages listed under search on "windscreen", but how do you clean the very bottom of the windscreen inside?
With a slightly damp cloth.

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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by eugen61 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:41 pm

I use this, it’s perfect for cleaning those hard to reach surfaces on the inside of the windshield

https://www.amazon.de/PEARL-Scheibenre ... 544&sr=8-1

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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by Dermottdog » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:14 pm

eugen61 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:41 pm
I use this, it’s perfect for cleaning those hard to reach surfaces on the inside of the windshield

https://www.amazon.de/PEARL-Scheibenre ... 544&sr=8-1
That’s a good idea. Everything I’ve ever wanted to invent has already been invented...
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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by Nat Ionalbusco » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 pm

Seem awfully cheap. Don't they do a much more expensive Volvo branded version 😀.

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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by balmoral » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:43 pm

papalimafoxtrot wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
sorry if this topic has been covered before - a lot of pages listed under search on "windscreen", but how do you clean the very bottom of the windscreen inside?
Sorry if this is a dumb question. But why do you need to clean it? Mine's 2 years old and have never cleaned the inside of the screen; once about every 5 years seems enough to me!.
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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by BionicRusty » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:01 pm

It’s mainly to do with the air con. As good as the filters are, fine dust will be blown onto the ‘screen by the fans. Even dust from the cabin being blown up. I clean mine using a similar tool to eugen61 The one I use is on a hinge so can get into the most difficult of spots.
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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by eugen61 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:08 am

BionicRusty wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:01 pm
It’s mainly to do with the air con. As good as the filters are, fine dust will be blown onto the ‘screen by the fans. Even dust from the cabin being blown up. I clean mine using a similar tool to eugen61 The one I use is on a hinge so can get into the most difficult of spots.
Mine has a hinge too, the head is pivoting in the desired direction when moved on the windshield. Very practical.

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Re: windscreen cleaning

Post by ACertainAge » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:20 am

balmoral wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:43 pm
papalimafoxtrot wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 pm
sorry if this topic has been covered before - a lot of pages listed under search on "windscreen", but how do you clean the very bottom of the windscreen inside?
Sorry if this is a dumb question. But why do you need to clean it? Mine's 2 years old and have never cleaned the inside of the screen; once about every 5 years seems enough to me!.
I'm with balmoral on this! I also cannot understand why people spend vast amounts of money on 'detailing' Its a car, they get dirty.

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