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Pitted windshield by 2point5fiero
Started on: 10-19-2003 01:14 PM
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Report this Post10-19-2003 01:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2point5fieroClick Here to Email 2point5fieroSend a Private Message to 2point5fieroDirect Link to This Post
My windshield seems to have developed "pits" its like the outside is very dirty and stays that way even when cleaned multiple times. Does anyone have a good remedy for this?
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Report this Post10-19-2003 03:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
Pitted glass has to be replaced. There is nothing that will fix it otherwise.

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Report this Post10-19-2003 08:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ElectrathonClick Here to visit Electrathon's HomePageClick Here to Email ElectrathonSend a Private Message to ElectrathonDirect Link to This Post
There is nothing that can be done for the pitting, it must be replaced.

If you are trying to get it cleaner, try scrubbing it with a paste of Bon-Ami, it is a kitchen sink scouring powder. USE NO OTHER BRAND! Rub and rub, then do it some more. Rinse well or it will leave an icky white film on the car.

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Report this Post10-19-2003 11:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2point5fieroClick Here to Email 2point5fieroSend a Private Message to 2point5fieroDirect Link to This Post
Is Bon-Ami similar to Comet?
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Originally posted by 2point5fiero:

Is Bon-Ami similar to Comet?

Then replace the windshield.

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Originally posted by 2point5fiero:

Is Bon-Ami similar to Comet?

It is similar, but not the same. Comet will scratch it, then you really will get to replace the glass. Bon-Ami is the finest in particulate size of scouring powder. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER BRAND! You likely will not like the results if you do.

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Report this Post10-20-2003 12:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2point5fieroClick Here to Email 2point5fieroSend a Private Message to 2point5fieroDirect Link to This Post
should i use just a plain dampend towel when applying it, just like polishing?
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Report this Post10-20-2003 01:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WhuffoClick Here to visit Whuffo's HomePageClick Here to Email WhuffoSend a Private Message to WhuffoDirect Link to This Post
If the glass is visibly pitted / feels rough then trying to polish it out is an exercise in futility; getting it clear and smooth again would require you to grind the surface down a few thousandths of an inch while keeping the surface optically correct. Not possible by hand - extremely difficult with the right machine.

Replacement glass is available at any auto glass shop - shop around to find the best price. New glass installed should be well under $200

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Report this Post10-20-2003 01:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2point5fieroClick Here to Email 2point5fieroSend a Private Message to 2point5fieroDirect Link to This Post
Im a poor college student If I could replace it I would but so far my lis is.

1.Get windshield visible
2.New tires ( no tread at all on mine)
3.Drivers side glass (homeless guy punched it out)
4.Ignition thing ( car dies at stoplights)

I hate being me. But love my fiero for what it is.

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Report this Post10-20-2003 09:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TaurusThugClick Here to Email TaurusThugSend a Private Message to TaurusThugDirect Link to This Post
i thought a rock got kicked up by a truck while you were going down the road. *hint**nudge* you better notify you insurance company about that so they can replace the winshield.

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Report this Post10-20-2003 09:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fixer UpClick Here to Email Fixer UpSend a Private Message to Fixer UpDirect Link to This Post
A lot of people don't like RainX, but if you put the stuff on heavy enough and polish it as the directions say, it not only sheds water but seems to fill in those fine sandbalst marks that seem to infect all older windsheilds. Of course it won't get rid them all but any help is good help. By the way the reason some people don't like it is itis supposed to eat up wiper blades, but I haven't noticed it before. Hope this helps.

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