Questions tagged [windshield]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Windshield leak

I appear to have a leak near the upper right hand corner of my passenger side windshield. At least that my guess. The leak was really only noticeable whilst driving down the road into heavy rain. Can/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The windshield are blurry, possible because of oils

Today rain caught me and while the wipers swept I noticed the windshield is blurry, so the visibility was reduced. It is perhaps because of oily spots. What solution should I try to remove this ...
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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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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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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 ...