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    Recently just bought my Vectra estate and didn't get a full franchise vallet.

    Previous owner had a dog, so bought some autoglym interior car shampoo and cleaned the entire interior and roof lining. When leaving to penetrate and evenly distribute I had left some overspray on the interior windows. All soft areas where applied are dog free and gleaming, but the autoglym hardened onto the glass surface and now for the love of him upstairs I cannot get it off.

    Worse still when going through these british storms on the M6, my windscreen misted up so badly during the quick temperature changes I was struggling with the mit to keep it in a safe condition. (previously had a ford with a heated front screan)

    I have tried water, fabric spot remover, windex, the same autoglym car shampoo, muck off, matt dash etc.

    For my own safety and personal pride can anyone recomend a substance to aid me in my search for a clean and safe motor?

    Thanks Jez

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    Have you tried vinegar yet? Dampen a paper towel with it, wipe over windscreen and dry off with a clean paper towel, should remove most things. I use autogly glass polish on the inside of the car and find it excellent, wight be worth a try also. hth

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    A possible solution...... although Wilco might not like this !!!!

    The people that make RainX, do a product called FogX. (Sorry Wilco).

    It stops the insides of the vehicle from misting.

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    An pal of mine told me to wet the inside of the glass with a paper towel and dry it off with a crunched up newspaper page. Well i just laughed at him but he swore it worked. He is a HGV driver in the army and said they all do it, i tried and never looked back not a single smear . Give it a go, after all its free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz4d View Post
    A possible solution...... although Wilco might not like this !!!!

    The people that make RainX, do a product called FogX. (Sorry Wilco).

    It stops the insides of the vehicle from misting.



















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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahamy View Post
    An pal of mine told me to wet the inside of the glass with a paper towel and dry it off with a crunched up newspaper page. Well i just laughed at him but he swore it worked. He is a HGV driver in the army and said they all do it, i tried and never looked back not a single smear . Give it a go, after all its free...
    Have used newspaper it works well i also use it on windows in my house.
    just a thought on misting have you checked your pollen filter if that is blocked you will get serious misting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianvilla1 View Post
    just a thought on misting have you checked your pollen filter if that is blocked you will get serious misting

    Sticking the A/C on when its raining should clear that mist in seconds.

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    Thinners (acetone) will remove the dried gunk on the glass. And as it's glass it will be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahamy View Post
    An pal of mine told me to wet the inside of the glass with a paper towel and dry it off with a crunched up newspaper page. Well i just laughed at him but he swore it worked. He is a HGV driver in the army and said they all do it, i tried and never looked back not a single smear . Give it a go, after all its free...
    use some window blue, its a cleaner. spare it on then wipe with paper

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    Cheers for the help guys. using a stanley blade seamed to remove the spots of gunk, but the smears are still there.

    Tried the paper trick, still no avail, tried the harder stuff tonight, paint brush cleaner, carburetta cleaner and white spirit. So products containing acetone and kerosene used. It's still there but slightly faded (although maybe it's just me hoping?), so hopefully keep on scrubbing and it will eventually go.

    Sent a message to autoglym about my problem but still no reply, I'll try them again soon.

    Misting wise;Pollen filter is a high possibility, as during this heat a smell has developed from the air conditioning/fan system, which from on here seams to be pollen filter and damp related. And even with teh A/C and that littel max button the screan had problems on that extreme weather condition.

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