To M.L., Cotuit: If you're still looking for ClearVue glass cleaner, a Brewster reader, N.N. writes that she found a bottle at the True Value Hardware store in Brewster.
One lucky reader will win a Turtle Wax Spring Clean hamper consisting of 500ml Zip Wax Wash & Wax, 500ml Original Hard Shell Shine Car Wax, 500ml Wheel Clean, 500ml ClearVue Glass Clean, 500ml Black In A Flash Trim & Tyre Shine, 500ml Interior 1 Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner
The Turtle Wax ClearVue Glass Clean 500ml is a high strength formula designed for interior and exterior cleaning cleaning. Combining combining vinegar and streak free detergent it can be used on all glass or mirrored surface of the car, resotring the safest clearest view.
Sometime in May 1989 Brooks O'Kane got lucky. He doesn't remember the day, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that, in his fifth month as the first-ever marketing director for Lawrence Plate Glass Co. (LPG), of Lawrence, Mass., someone handed him a folder and said, "This is the file on our ClearVue glass cleaner. Why don't you take a look at it?"
Part of keeping your glass clean is keeping your wipers in working order. The rubber strip can dry out and crack so that it doesnt hug the glass properly. Therefore, its inefficient at clearing water off the windshield. If you maintain your wipers, you wont discover theyre dried out when you need them most, like in a rain storm.
You will get more life out of each set of wiper blades if you regularly clean them with a high-quality, ammonia-free glass cleaner, like Pinnacle Crystal Clear Glass Cleaner with Water Repellent. Treated wipers will not skip or chatter, and they will remove water and surface debris more effectively. Check your wipers periodically to be sure they are working well and treat them immediately if they appear to be dried out.
Another way to keep your windshield clean is washer fluid additives. Typical washer fluids available at your local auto store are highly diluted and remove little more than dust. Most of these additives also leave a nasty haze on the windshield, reducing visibility. Several companies have formulated concentrated additives that give your regular washer fluid a much-needed boost. Pinnacle GlassWork Windshield Washer Booster is a great product. It doubles the cleaning power of regular windshield washer fluid while creating a much slicker washer fluid that is less prone to streaking and smearing. Its formula is highly concentrated which means one 16 ounce bottle of concentrate treats 16 gallons of washer fluid. It is perfect for removing built up road film, dirt, bugs and grime to avoid creating a safety hazard in inclement weather conditions. It can be added both to antifreeze washer fluids, as well as plain water. Overspray will have no impact on paint or trim. Best of all, it resists streaking, smearing, and will not cause an unsightly haze.
Wurth Windshield Wash Additive serves the same purpose, but it has antifreeze protection already added to the formula. It will provide frost protection down to -22°F. This product is perfect for cold, snow-prone climates.
Remember, if you use washer additives and a glass sealant, your windows will be easy to clean each time you detail your vehicle. A little preventative maintenance will take the aggravation out of window cleaning.