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I've heard that you can use a very fine steel wool to polish and clean your windshield. Where can you get really fine steel wool? I tried the supermarket but no luck. Any ideas?
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (bergenvr6)

yup - Home Depot has #0000 steel wool. That's fine enough for the windshield. Works great w/ your fav glass cleaner and lint free towel or newpaper to dry.
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (snowbird)

I have heard horror stories about steel wool and windows...the harshest I would use would be Bon Ami brand tile cleaner as it is glass approved and sponge...

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (Guvs97JettaGT)

Hello Horror-Stories R- Us
Steel wool on the windshield? No way....use Bon Ami or Rain X Windshield Cleaner...winshield compound cleaners to remove the wax runoff haze or commerical hot waxes at the car wash.
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (bobby_t1)

quote:[HR][/HR]where does one buy "Bon Ami" and is it meant to be applied + removed by hand?[HR][/HR]​
You should be able to find Bon Ami in any grocery or discount store. It is a scouring powder, similar to Comet, but guaranteed not to scratch. I started using it after I saw it as a tech tip on a car show. Wet your windshield, sprinkle on lightly, and scrub with a sponge. Then rinse completely. It will remove, road grime, bugs, etc... I always keep it in my detail kit. I also use it with a scrub brush when I am cleaning a car who's tires have started to brown on the sidewalls.
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (Keving60)

For what it’s worth, I originally saw the steel wool trick on a detailing clip on Hot Rod TV, or something like that, on Speed Vision… It was the Pro tip of the day. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (NewYorkMk2GTI)

quote:[HR][/HR]i used to detail cars at a dealership, we used to use regular steal wool u use on ur dishes, as long as u dont have tint its fine just use a lot of windown cleaner.[HR][/HR]​
So what exactly do you do with it? Do you use any product in particular with it?
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (jackimoe)

quote:[HR][/HR] the newer glass is softer and will scratch much easier. i would avoid even the 0000 steel wool. this wasn't a problem 5 years ago!
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So using #0000 steel wool on my 97 windshield should be okay?
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (bobby_t1)

if it is the same glass that was in the 95 or 96 models, you should be ok. you can still avoid the steel wool though. look for a decent glass polish. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (96passatowner)

quote:[HR][/HR]Bon- Ami http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif " has'nt scratched yet!" ( their motto )[HR][/HR]​
I called home depot and safeway and they have no idea what this stuff is.. where can I get it?
 

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Re: steel wool on windshield? (bobby_t1)

Try your local auto parts store. That is where I get mine. Most hardware stores carry it alos. Just make sure it is 0000 steel wool...that is 4 0's. Anything else is too course and likely will scratch your glass.
I use a shot of Simple Green and a quick rub with the 0000 steel wool. I also use this combination on my wheels.
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Re: steel wool on windshield? (bobby_t1)

quote:[HR][/HR]Which particular bon ami product should I be lookign at? the glass cleaner product doesn't seem to be a powder which others are describing it as.[HR][/HR]​
Look in your Wal-mart, etc, in the cleaning section. It should be right next to the Comet, Ajax, and other scouring powder. Yellow cardboard, canister, red label.
 
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