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Old 01-23-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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Angry need help put all purpose cleaner in washer reservoir

accidentally put blue all purpose cleaner in my reservoir didn't realize it 4 quite a few days until i started getting white spots everywhere got it off everything else but now my new windshield has streaks in the glass that run down and seems likes its really in there wanted to kill myself for doing that my question is what can i use to get it out if anything i tried some wax it got some of it out probably need something more abrasive like a compound?
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Are you trying to get this off your paint? Or windshield? Wax wont do anything. You need some kind of polish with a mild grit. Rubbing compound should only be used as a last resort. Better to be light and work harder.
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theres stains going down the windshield everything came off the paint
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You could try an abrasive called Bon ami. That wont scratch the glass and should clean anything that is on the glass.
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where do you buy it at auto parts store
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Should find that at places like Walmart. It'* a kitchen cleaner. It'* a powder. Take a paper towel, spray windex on the towel and then put the powder on the towel. The windex will hold it in place while you rub the glass.
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alright cool i will try it 2moro its a new windshield to there was a landscaper back in summer weedwacking it through a stone up and cracked it i had to argue with the guy over replacing it took 4ever to get paid 4 it
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i just need to be careful because i have a white pontiac sticker on the windshield it'* already my 3rd iv'e been through
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Whats the main ingredient of the cleaner you used? If it'* an alkaline product use lemon juice, if it'* an acid base use some vinegar. Bon Ami is good, but; if you get to aggressive in your cleaning you can scratch glass with it. You may want to try some acetone or alcohol as well.
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thanks for the input i got it all off with the bon ami had to work at it for a while but it pretty much did the job thanks
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