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    I'm struggling to see out of my windscreen on these bright mornings. I have like a haze and lots of dots which I can only assume are small stone chips. I've tried cleaning with glass cleaner and methylated spirits but it's not much better.

    Also my windscreen wipers smear quite badly and they are only a few months old.

    So I need something to really clean my windscreen inside and out. What would you guys recommend?
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    I clean it as I clean the car and then put some Autoglym Glass Polish on it.

    Not sure what you can use for getting the stone chips out though

    I use PIAA Silicon Windscreen Wipers which are fantastic at removing the water

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    For the inside the only way is to just buff it with a dry micro fibre cloth imo.
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    I just do the inside as per the rest of the car. Inside is similar to Neily's, but I use a spray of Quick Detailer on the MF.
    Seems to work well for me.

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    Pour some vinegar onto a rag and rub up and down the wiper blades. Loads of black tarnish will be removed that will stop squeaking and juddering when using them. Get a bucket and fill it 1/4 way up with steamy hot water, add a good glug of vinegar and wash the windows with this. Better than window lean. Do you smoke in your car? If so a layer of tar builds up on the inside making it very hazy in sunshine. Us the vinegar method but not so saturated.

    Dry with kitchen towel.

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    I bought some RainX from halfrauds, which basically means you don't have to use your wipers very often - rain just flies off once you're going 30mph+. When I bought this I got some RainX Foam Glass cleaner free with it (or cheap - I can't remember) and this stuff does the business for me when cleaning the inside - no streaks and no hazyness. The only RainX product I can advise against is the anti-fog/misting one... which doesn't seem to help with that at all. A/C FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazz View Post
    I bought some RainX from halfrauds, which basically means you don't have to use your wipers very often - rain just flies off once you're going 30mph+
    I use this all the window except the windscreen, works very well.
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    You don't use it on the windscreen?! I thought that was the main purpose of buying it

    I apply 4 or 5 coats once a month to the windscreen (outside only), works a treat for me.
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    applying it to the windscreen is like hitting it with a hammer. a ham fisted non manual reading hammer.

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    Well I've been doing it for several years to all of my cars and I'm pretty sure that's what it is intended to be used for.
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