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window oxidation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5experience, Jul 30, 2000.

  1. K5experience

    K5experience Registered Member

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    I live in florida and over the years from being in the sun all the time my windows have bilt up a film of oxidation on them. I have tried everything to try and get it off but no luck. Has anyone ever heard of that or know how to get it off?
     
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    K5experience Registered Member

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    This is what I'm talking about. hope this works.
     
  3. Blazerbob

    Blazerbob 1/2 ton status

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    Which windows are like that? Usually the windshield will get fogged because it has a layer of lamination inbetween the layers of glass that deteriorates over time. It would need replaced.

    <font color=blue>Blazerbob</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
  4. K5experience

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    All the windows are like that. My buddy said the samething about the film in the window,(if you look at the picture) but then why is were the wipers wipe not oxidised.
     
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    thats odd! maybe acid rain or something. How is the paint? Try some topol toothpaste or soft scrub soap on the area to see if it cleans up.

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  6. Jason73K5

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    I have the exact same thing on my cougar(yes, it's a ford and it kicks ass!). I haven't tackled cleaning mine up, but I think you might want to try one of the window polishes that is said to take out minor scratches. It seems to me that it's just a hard water stain, the only way to keep it from happening is to clean your windows more often with a good detergent.
     
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    Try Castrol Super Clean....
     
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    I used some stuff called Olimpic's Liquid Glass. It is some kind of acid. It burns if it splashes on you. It works good though. The company is in Baton Rouge,LA. Their phone number is 1-800-484-8362.
    Maybe this will help.
     
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    You could also get a new windshield. They are pretty cheap for Chevy trucks. I got one for $80

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  10. Can Can

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    I'll check tomorrow at work.........we have a great glass cleaner that we use to take the sulphur deposits off the glass in natural gas fireplaces. I've also used it to take decals of windshields. The stuff is trick!

    I also agree with Jason's comment about regular cleaning.......my buddy had a similar build-up on a truck that he bought. It took him about 3 hours of heavy duty elbow grease and an industrial-strength glass cleaner(Zep, I think?) to remove it. Since then he's used windex once a month on the same window and hasn't had any more problems.
     
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    Well, I have a couple of suggestions to try and clean it with.

    Laquer Thinner
    MEK (You can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot)
    Carb Cleaner

    Try those and see, I've never had a cleaning job that one of those wouldn't handle.


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    I have used a mild rubbing compound , it will remove anything like that and not scratch the glass . also you can pick up a can of it any parts store .
     
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    A auto glass place told me the stuff to use is SIRIUM OXIDE - most if not all glass places will either have it or have access to it.

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    You could also try WD40 before you buy something expensive. I haven't found many things it isn't good for.

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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The name of the product I mentioned yesterday is made by "KEL KEM" and it is distributed throughout Canada out of Pickering, Ontario. I'd imagine it(or a similar product) would be available at fireplace and BBQ stores around the US as well.
     
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    Thanks for all the imput I will try some of the sugestions this weekend.
     

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