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A transparent protective shield made of glass and polymers that is mounted in front of the driver on a motor vehicle

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Rear view mirror button glue is still on glass

I see most of the answers or questions have been to remove the button from the glass when your rear view mirror falls off my button is still attached to my rear view mirror but the thick glue is still ...
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How to attach something to the windscreen bracket in Peugeot Expert/Toyota Proace 2016?

I have a van without rear-view mirror and I bought something to attach to the rear-view mirror bracket on the windscreen. The attachment system looks like this: The three small hooks are supposed to ...
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Does modern automobile windshield (windscreen) glass have manufacturer surface coatings owners/maintainers should be aware of?

For example, once officially sanctioned in manufacturer windshield service documents, feldspar-powder containing Bon Ami 1886 Formula Cleaning Powder now cautions for "vintage auto windshields (not ...
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Long crack in windshield: What could have been the cause and what can I do?

Camry, just over two years old. Today I noticed a long snaky crack in the windshield. I am pretty sure the crack wasn't there yesterday. There is no sign of the windshield having been hit by an ...
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Maintenance to improve dash cam quality

I recently started using my phone as a dash cam in my car. It's got great resolution (4k) and image quality and I'm planning on retaining the footage I shoot indefinitely, so I don't want cheap throw-...
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Windshield replacement damaged molding?

I just recently had a windshield replaced by safelite. I noticed when I got the car back, both the driver side and passenger side plastic molding at the bottom of the windshield is separated about a ...
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What's the ideal following distance to prevent rock strikes?

This is partly a physics question, but has anyone come across any calculations for the ideal following distance at highway speeds to prevent rock strikes? I assume rocks are lobbed upwards with ...
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Temporary windshield seal fix

I have a BMW E46 coupe with a water leak. I believe it to be a bad windshield seal, see the attached pic: Is this likely to be the cause of the leak? What can I use as a temporary fix until I get a ...
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Options for removing rear-window tint?

The rear-window tint on my car has bubbled badly preventing visibility so I've been trying to remove it. So far I have had no success and am nearing my wits end. So far I have tried: Spraying the ...
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Windshield frame rusting

Our car (Honda Accord) did not pass inspection due to a cracked windshield. we have full glass insurance, but when Safelight came to our home and inspected the car they informed us that the windshield ...
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Remove weird stuck-on substance from windshield

On a recent trip, while sitting in the passenger seat, I noticed something strange by the edge of the windshield. At first I was afraid that the windscreen got chipped, which would be upsetting given ...
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Is Windex safe for the windshield?

I see conflicting information on whether or not Windex (or ammonia-based glass cleaners) is harmful for the windshield. For example, thoughtco claims: In reality, auto shops and auto-glass ...
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If misplaced cowl is causing windshield to break, will replacing it fix the windshield issue?

The last two times I had my windshield replaced, it developed cracks from each corner not long after. When I replaced my battery recently, the guy at the store noticed and realized the cracks seemed ...
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Defective car or bad windshield repair?

I have a 2003 suzuki xl7. When my windshield got cracked by a stone on the highway, I had it replaced. It cracked at the corners and I got it replaced again. Same thing happened where cracks came in ...
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Rust UNDER windshield

I have some rust under my windshield at the top edge where the trim is usually black. The rust is showing through the windshield when looking from outside the vehicle. Should I be worried about this,...
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Will chip/crack still be visible after professional repair?

I had several chips on my windshield, one “bullseye” divot and multiple little starburst-shaped cracks. All were caused by roadway stones hitting the windshield while driving. All were between dime ...
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Re-attach rear view mirror on 2007 BMW 650i

I knocked the rear-view mirror of my 2007 BMW 650i (E63) and it came detached. I can't figure out how to get it back on. Any ideas? See pics below:
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Best way to reattach rubber stripping around windshield

The rubber stripping around windshield has came loose some of passenger side of 2008 Ford F-150. It has come loose on top only and roughly a couple foot area. It can be pushed back in place but comes ...
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Windshield vent

I just bloody spilled a full medium cup of hot chocolate down my 2002 bmw sport station wagons windshield vent. What do I do to clean and what should I look out for damage? Help me please. I am not ...
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Leaks through top of windshield replacement

2010 Dodge Caliber, had its windshield replaced over two years ago. In heavy rain water will actually drip from several places along the front headliner and map light cover. Isn't the top of the ...
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Loose Windscreen seal strip 02 Honda Accord

I just noticed that on the top of my windscreen I can easily peel back the sealant strip across the entire width of the car and almost pull it out by hand. Is this a major issue? How easy is it to ...
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Removing wiper scratches from windshield (light scratches but annoying in night with lights)

I found a similar question but it was not answered, I was traveling in night and there was some light sandstorm that made the windshield unclear I then tried using the wipers but it seems this caused ...
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How many times can I apply the windscreen washing fluid until it's empty? [closed]

How many times, in general, can I apply the windscreen washing fluid until it's empty? If the car has applications to both the front windscreen & back window, how does it count? Are those two ...
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Trim around windshield is coming loose

Car: 2007 Ford Focus, 110,000 miles The trim around the outside of the windshield started coming loose when I drive at highway speeds. It doesn't appear to have been attached with adhesive, but ...
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Buff out tiny scratches on windshield?

The windshield of my car has, over the years, acquired a layer of tiny, tiny micro scratches. No more or less than any other car of the same age. It is still perfectly safe and comfortable to drive, ...
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My car has moisture on the inside of the glass but other cars do not

During winter here in Canada, my 2011 Cruze seems like it has humidity on the inside of the windshields. When I take a look at other cars besides mine, there is moisture on the exterior, not interior. ...
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Given my bad shoulder, what can I use to clean the inside of my windshield?

Does anyone have an idea of how to wash the inside of the windshield with something with a handle or equivalent? I'm an older lady, with a bad shoulder, and can't seem to be able to reach my whole ...
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How can I repair a rearview mirror that fell off the windshield and took the glass with it?

Normally, if a rearview mirror falls off the windshield, it's simply a matter of buying a $5 adhesive at the auto parts store and calling it a day. Yesterday I hopped into my 2001 A4 (a secondary car ...
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What's in my windshield and how can I remove it?

The glass in my windshield has these stains that can only be seen at night, either when there's light shining and/or it's raining. I bought three products at pepboys that are supposed to clean glass/...
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Identify this windshield sticker

I have a rental car with this tiny sticker inside. It could look like an antenna, but there is nothing connected to it. The notch is at the place where there is little crack in the glass, so I'm ...
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How to remove windshield wiper-scratch?

Not realizing that the windshield cleaner fluid is near empty I wiped the windshield with few drops of fluid, as the windshield was dirty, the wiper wiped the dry dust against the windshield and that ...
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Windshield weather stripping resecure

The weather stripping on my front windshield has detached along the roof. How can I resecure this? I have called around and no one will do this repair. They do full windshield replacement instead. ...
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How can I tell whether the windshield and side windows are UV protecting?

How can I tell whether the windshield and side windows of a car are UV protecting? I know I could use a portable UV radiometer/sensor, assuming I can place the car under the sun. What are other ...
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Is repair of stone chips on heated windshield possible?

Most windshields that get a stone chip are repaired, not replaced. I, however, have a heated windshield on my 2016 Toyota RAV4, and I got a stone chip on it recently. The heating is implemented by ...
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Is it worth it to cover windshield stone chips with transparent tape when waiting for repair?

I recently had a windshield stone chip on my RAV4. Unfortunately, I was able to book a time for repair in the dealership 3 weeks after the chip appeared, not sooner than that. I immediately after the ...
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How to repair a crack that is inside a windshield

I have a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe and during one of my trips, something struck my windshield and leave what looks like a dent and a long crack. However, when I move my hand over both the "dent" and the "...
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Can I use windscreen repair resin in wet weather?

I have a small pit in my windscreen, and a DIY repair kit (using UV cured resin and a syringe to make a vaccum. I'm in the UK, and its wet at the moment (but also cold, so I really want to get this ...
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Difference between OEM windshield and aftermarket?

Is there a difference between OEM windshield and aftermarket one? I saw online that there may be differences in glass retention rates during a crash, and Optical characteristics differences between ...
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Keeping windshield ice-free without heater

What options are there to keep the windshield more or less ice-free during extreme cold (-30 degrees) without using the heater of the car? We are currently on a road trip through the Baltic states ...
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Reattaching windshield mount mirror - '05 VW Jetta

The glue attaching the rearview mirror failed on my Jetta and I'd like to reattach it. I purchased a package of Permatex Rearview Mirror Adhesive (81844) on the recommendation of my local NAPA store. ...
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What can I do to maximize the efficiency of the defogger?

As I understand the 'defogger' for the windscreen consists of blowing hot air up from the bottom of the windscreen. There are claims that rolling the windows a crack speeds up the defogging - how does ...
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Does putting down the visors help defogging the windshield?

My old Fiat Marea Weekend had instructions for defogging the windshield on the inside of the driver's visor: Turn the blower on max Turn the heat on max Turn the recirculation off Put down ...
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Can I use a car wash to de-ice my car

Scraping my windshield every morning during winter months is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. I had the idea that I could just drive through the car wash (I have a membership) every morning to do ...
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Programmatically defrost car windows?

It would be most convenient to find a way to defrost car windows programmically (using a timer and switch). Remote starts don't seem to have the functionality to programmatically schedule a start ...
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Best routine for making a frozen car driveable

With temperatures below zero it's always difficult to get going even if the engine itself starts without hiccups and I'd like to know what to do better so that I don't need to wait ten minutes before ...
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Is there any good treatment for a speckled / pitted windshield?

My car is a 1998 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. It has the original windshield, and about 160,000 miles on it. The windscreen is covered with tiny little chips / chinks from debris hitting it for the ...
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Is it safe to drive with a crack in the windshield?

I've been told before that if you get a crack in your windshield, you should change it right away: that it is dangerous to drive around with a crack in your windshield. On the other hand, I know ...
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Is it bad to use household window/glass cleaners to clean the windshield?

Is it bad to use household window/glass cleaners to clean the windshield? This answer for example recommends using household cleaners but doesn't mention any downsides. On the other hand, this post ...
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Is it a good idea to wax my windows?

I've seen online videos of people waxing their windscreen and the result looks amazing. However, is it safe to do it? Will it have any long term side effects on the windscreen? Also, can I wax all my ...
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Troubleshoot 2002 Chevy Impala Windshield Washer Pump

When I activate the windshield mist function with wipers no washer fluid comes out. I checked the windshield washer (WSW) 25A fuse in the fuse box inside the passenger compartment on the driver side ...