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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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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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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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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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Is IPA the correct alcohol to clean my windshield?

I have somewhat a substantial amount of gunk spots (probably dust, pollen and liquefied bugs etc.) accumulated my windshield. Washed the windshield with car shampoo bunch of times but to no avail. Is ...
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New windshield wipers seem ineffective

My car, a 2004 Opel Astra, has new windshield wipers. Whenever I go to use them (since it's the start of winter right now) they wipe some water off, but it's never a "clean" wipe (like a .. ...
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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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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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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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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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Does car window glass visibility reduce cumulatively on application of sunfilm?

Say my car window glass has come with a visibility of 70% (VLT). Now, say if I apply sunfilm having visibility (VLT) of 70%, then does the overall visibility of window reduce to below 70%? will it be ...
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How to use RainX Windshield Crack Repair?

I bought the RainX Windshield Crack Repair kit from Walmart, blue and yellow kit. I read over the instructions, and watched a video on YT, but since this is the first time I am performing a ...
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Did this crack develop from cowl panel removal?

About a week ago I removed the cowl/scuttle panel for cleaning under the area. In the process I used a flat head to pick some clips up and when putting the cowl back due to bonnet being in may way I ...
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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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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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