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Auto Glyme Vinyl and Rubber treatment

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by tedfred, May 16, 2018.

  1. tedfred

    tedfred Senior Member

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    Dear All,

    I would like to recommend the above product. I used it two days ago to clean my dashboard and I have to say what a spectacular job it does of fogging up the interior of the windscreen. Nothing I have tried can get the streaks and smears of the glass. Anyone who has a passion for viewing the road through streaks and smears should buy this product ASAP, its fabulous stuff.
    I am reluctant to go a purchase Auto Glym's window cleaner as God knows what it will do to the dashboard!
    Can anyone suggest the Mother of all glass cleaners, please note; I am talking about the interior of the windscreen.

    Your comments will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards Tedfred
     
  2. V6Matty

    V6Matty Senior Member

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    Personally I just use a dry couple of microfiber towels, just keep going at it until its finally clear
     
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    Binnedit Senior Member

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    Some diluted IPA solution should get if off, I would suspect.

    My current favourite glass cleaner is Anglewax Vision - although it does smell a little bit of urine :(
     
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    Dear All.
    I did not expect to hear of dry micro fibre cloths, but I will try that first, though do not hold out much hope judging by past experience. Dilute IPA sounds like a good weapon , that will be my next attempt.
    Based on what Binnedit says about Angle wax, I think I might have a cheaper alternative?
    I will let you know how I get on .thanks for your comment.
    Best regards
    Tedfred .
     
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    If you get really stuck ring autoglym they have a helpline .
    Next time spray on to the cloth first to keep it away from the screen :D
     
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    Other option is good old washing up liquid and vinegar, not enough to soak the screen but should shift things
     
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    Best i can tell you is this - Astonish and its not from the auto shop . But the local store price £1 a spray . The wife was a a cleaner for most of her life . And for the windows she used nothing else . I have to purchase this Astonish a dozen bottles at a time from ebay. Its what i use to clean the windows of my car .
     
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    Better get some nitrile gloves, then :eek:
     
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    Thanks Again for your responses,

    I will look out for a bottle of "Astonish" and try that out.

    As for vinegar and newspaper, I used to use this method until the print from the news paper stained the roof lining of my VW Polo. I have never been able to remove this stain and each attempt just makes the stain larger. So now I never clean anything with news paper.

    Thanks as always for your response.

    Regards

    Tedfred
     
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    No not using newspaper just the microfiber towel still
     
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    Forgive me V6Matty,

    I misunderstood, I will try the microfibre towel method again.

    Thanks you

    Regards Tedfred
     
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    Maybe a piece of green kitchen cleaning cloth (the soft scourers )
    Maybe some meths or white spirit if it didn't work dry .
     
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    Next time you want to clean your dash board use a nice clean damp cloth...with nothing added.
     
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    Dear vtaylor78

    I have difficulty accepting the concept of cleaning windscreens/glass with wire wool. Surely the cleaning agent will not be held by the wool and surely the result will be a scratched windscreen?

    Regards

    Tedfred
     
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    Dear vtaylor78

    I have difficulty accepting the concept of cleaning windscreens/glass with wire wool. Surely the cleaning agent will not be held by the wool and surely the result will be a scratched windscreen?

    Regards

    Tedfred
     
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    I used the back of a washing up sponge with a plastic like rough back to remove some sticky tape residue from my rear screen and it scratched that. I won't do that again !
     

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