May 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm #3128
When I was a kid I remember Mom using a product called Glass Wax. The only reason I remember it is because it dried as a white powdery glaze that we used to decorate windows at Christmas using stencils of holly, snowflakes, and the like. Not all that long ago I had a boat with a plexi windshield that was crazed so I applied car wax which filled the tiny cracks and made it serviceable. Today, I found I had a product called “Glass Polish” on my shelf so thought I would try it on my bug splattered RV windshield. I washed it the best I could first, of course, but there were a few stubborn tiny specks — no matter.
This stuff worked like the old Glass Wax I remember. Dried to a powdery haze that just wiped off with not streaks and I am assuming with a slight wax finish. I sure you could apply this in full sun and it would work just the same. Tomorrow we are heading through Grasshopper Valley so will see how easy the splats clean off.
I couldn’t find what I was using on the net but found one called Glass Wax on Amazon and Ace Hardware:May 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm #3131
The only reason I remember it is because it dried as a white powdery glaze that we used to decorate windows at Christmas using stencils of holly, snowflakes, and the like.
omg, George, that brought back memories. Remember those vinyl clingie things too? Reindeer, snowman, ahhhh…good memories…
If you find something to help clean grasshoppers, I am SO in! They’re bad around my dad’s house in Central Texas.May 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm #3133
Norma, first you have to get a little tiny bathtub. Then a small bath hat to cover their antennae. I am told that Dawn dish soap is mild and cleans anything……May 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm #3135Bob and NancyMember
OMG ROTFL!!!!!May 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm #3136LarryParticipant
I use windex or invisible glass,heard someone mention that bartenders friend did a great job on glass.May 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm #3141Bob and NancyMember
This has to be the best answer to how to clean a grasshopper I have ever had the pleasure of reading! Around the end of July we have sooo many dirty grasshoppers and now they have hope!!! Thank you George!
BobMay 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm #3142
I usually use windex but can’t seem to get a streak-free finish. Also, wanted to have a “no stick” coating so use 20-20 but it takes a lot of buffing (for me at least). Bartender’s Friend looks good for the cleaning part.May 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm #3144RayKeymaster
I remember when detailing my car that the best streak free window clean was to use vinegar and clean with newspapers. Using newspapers as the wipe really helped with streaks.May 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm #3145
George. How do you keep them from jumping out? 😉May 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm #3149JamesParticipant
used dryer sheets. Yep that’s what I said, don’t throw away your dryer sheets after doing laundry. Place them in a small container and when its time to clean the glass use it . It removes bugs from windshields and chrome. they are also good at cleaning blinds. CAUTION DONT NOT USE IT ON PLASTIC. Before you toss the dryer sheet out you can do a quick wipe down of your eye glasses, if they are not plastic lenses.May 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm #3151
Ok will add to my “Do All” kit along with Duck Tape and WD-40May 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm #3256Sharon L. NelsonParticipant
Thanks George, those insects can make a real mess!May 20, 2014 at 10:46 pm #3257Sharon L. NelsonParticipant
Vinegar and news papers sounds good also. I’ve heard this works well from people before. Works for your house and RV, or any windows, car, truck, everything.May 22, 2014 at 8:44 am #3298LaurenMember
Used dryer sheet work really well, even on very dirty windowsMay 24, 2014 at 8:24 am #3520
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