i got to my car today to find sand on my car i cleaned it all off but am worried if i didn't get all the sand off the door window ledge when i next open my window will i scratch my windows, is their a trick to cleaning this area???
Easiest way is with a high pressure cleaner (Karcher, Gerni) from about 30 cms away or with compressed air.
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i had sand in my felt window ldge strips, and it scratched the glass until i realised what was going on. i cleaned it by jamming a rigid stick or something in there ( like a popsickle stick) and ran it up and down the felt a few times to run out any sand or dirt shit in there. no more squeaks now but am left with those scour marks in the glass forever
maybe do it liek that while the window is up, then if you feel liek it, wind it down so it totally exposes the felt ledge so u can thoroughly clean it
i keep a tooth brush in the car and never wind the windows down if its been raining
i wait until the felt is dry wind the window down then clean it with the brush
is there anything that can get rid of light light scrathes or blend them in somehow lol. And i also have all these tiny bubble looking thing on the outside of the window. They just look like stains but all over the driverside window and you can only see it when your right up to it. Is there any way to get these off? normal window cleaner won't. And its not the tint on this inside
Watch out if you have tint.
My windows take a while to go up and down as well, what's the best product to use and where do i apply it?
Replace Plastic window runners
Long Answer: If you can't catch your nail on them (e.g. wiper blade scratches), you can polish them out with cerium oxide glass polish (worked with rotary polisher or a drill).
If you can catch your fingernail on them, you'd have to physically sand the window with about 400grit to level out the scratches and then polish out the sanding marks with various grits of sandpaper and cerium oxide glass polish. And doing this you are almost garanteed to distort the glass. It also takes ages - I've removed stone chips from the glass lenses of foglights using this method and it took 3 hours per foglight. For a window it would probably just be easier/better to buy a new window!
There are two types of water marks:
The first is a build up of a minerals such as calcium (e.g. from hard tap water), Autoglym Glass Cleaner will remove that easily, so try that first.
The second type of water mark is etching. If the Autoglym product doesn't work, you have etching. This is where the surface of the glass has physically been etched away by acidic water. To remove this you'll need to give the glass a polish with cerium oxide polish and a rotary polisher or drill. You'll be physically removing a thin layer of glass until the surface is below the dotted line.
Search "Windscreen Scratch Repair (Wiper Blade Scratches)" on ebay. There's a seller in the UK who has a kit for $30 that works with your drill. I've have it and it's brilliant.
Last edited by TMM; 25-11-2010 at 03:42 AM.