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    Windscreen Cleaning

    Ok so what do you use?
    I like to think I keep a clean car, maybe not to the full detailed job that some do, but certainly presentable.

    The one thing I struggle with is getting the smears off my windscreen and rear window (on the inside), I guess itís to do with the rake it sits at, and maybe Iím lazy?

    Iíve tried several window cleaners, Iíve even tried the water and vinegar mix. All that did was make me want a chippy.

    So what do you use to get a sparkling clear windscreen?
    2005 Sport Premium X350, Black on Black with aluminium trim.
    Complete with rear Entertainment, touch screen and Premium sound with ACM Iíve even rigged up a UHF converter to use front TV.
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    123456 miles and counting.

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    Meguiars glass cleaner Glenn, inside and out. As with the bodywork, preparation is the key. Go over the outside with a DA polisher and some mild compound first and then follow up with the cleaner.

    Not only will you have a clean, smear free windscreen you’ll also find the end result is like applying Rainex.
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    I do not offer advice, I only say what I would do with the set of circumstances presented. Your choice always.

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    I use Auto Glym fast glass on all the windows inside then on all the windows outside I'll use fast glass again then treat with Rain X
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    Cheers Jim, Iíd have never had thought of using a DA on the glass, the thought scares me! My try a patch though just to see.

    Thanks Tink, what do you use to apply it, good old kitchen roll?

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    edited....
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    MY2016 ( 65 ) XJ X351 3.0d Portfolio LWB, Black, London Tan leather interior, 20" Orona alloys, picnic tables and rear multimedia
    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    Hey Glenn, here's a how to by Larry Kosilla of AMMONYC

    May be jussst a little step too far? lol



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    MY2016 ( 65 ) XJ X351 3.0d Portfolio LWB, Black, London Tan leather interior, 20" Orona alloys, picnic tables and rear multimedia
    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    Hey Glenn, here's a how to by Larry Kosilla of AMMONYC

    May be jussst a little step too far? lol



    Jim
    Thatís pretty close to how I do the outside... errrmmm....
    I guess Iím just using the wrong cloths on the inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn65 View Post
    That’s pretty close to how I do the outside... errrmmm....
    I guess I’m just using the wrong cloths on the inside



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    MY2016 ( 65 ) XJ X351 3.0d Portfolio LWB, Black, London Tan leather interior, 20" Orona alloys, picnic tables and rear multimedia
    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    I have a new jar of Jaguar glass cleaner,

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