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    clay bar on windshield and windows?

    I have a bunch of little white specks all over my windows, it almost like paint. It was all over my car and the claybar and polish got rid of it on the paint.

    My question is, has anyone use the claybar on their windshield and windows? I don't really want to try it and scratch up my windows.

    I don't want to buy window polish but I guess i'll just have to if the claybar isn't worth doing.

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    I use #0000 Super fine steel wool on the outside of the windows only, and it works great. Directions:

    First spray window with cleaner.
    Take a razor blade and scrape window clean of cleaner.
    wipe off with towel
    then polish with #0000 Super fine steel wool.

    Your windows will be clearer than when you rolled it off the lot. This method also removes hard water stains and water spots


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    I'd think a clay bar might work but this method I know works very well and I can quarantee will remove more than clay bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    I use #0000 Super fine steel wool on the outside of the windows only, and it works great. Directions:

    First spray window with cleaner.
    Take a razor blade and scrape window clean of cleaner.
    wipe off with towel
    then polish with #0000 Super fine steel wool.

    Your windows will be clearer than when you rolled it off the lot. This method also removes hard water stains and water spots


    Edit:
    I'd think a clay bar might work but this method I know works very well and I can quarantee will remove more than clay bar.

    OMG steel wool razor blades!!
    thats scarey
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    Quote Originally Posted by abhiwan View Post
    OMG steel wool razor blades!!
    thats scarey
    Razor blades not so scary. If you have ever tinted your windows or watched them being tinted, thats how they clean them before they tint. (Thats where I got that part of the process from)

    As for the #0000 steel wool, its so fine it actually polishes the window and makes them clean and smooth.
    (think I got this from my tenure at the hot rod shop and how the hack that worked their never masked anything off)

    Trust me on this one it works

    Plus you can always try an inconspicuous spot of the window, or another car first if yer scared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Plus you can always try an inconspicuous spot of the window, or another car first if yer scared.
    haha, yeah, i was planing on trying it on my dad's car which he's getting rid of in a month (91 LS400)

    thanks, i'm going to try it.
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    Glass is harder than your paint and clearcoat, so the claybar will not scratch it, unless the clay has grit embedded into it. I've done it on other cars, and even put a Teflon type polymer over the glass afterwards. No problems.


    The steel wool could work, but definitely try it on another car first to get a feel for it and know how much pressure to apply and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFNG View Post
    Glass is harder than your paint and clearcoat, so the claybar will not scratch it, unless the clay has grit embedded into it. I've done it on other cars, and even put a Teflon type polymer over the glass afterwards. No problems.


    The steel wool could work, but definitely try it on another car first to get a feel for it and know how much pressure to apply and such.
    You can press as hard as you want with the steel wool.
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