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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 23:18 Thread Starter
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rear window and roof

Just washed my baby for the first time after a week. anthracite is a gorgeous colour but a git to clean!!!

what do people use to clean their rear windows and stop it from getting all smeared. Also what can i use to stop the droplets of water from drying in the roof and making it speckled??

all tips greatfully received!!

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 23:31
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Autoglym resin polish for the rear window, as for the roof, a mild hair shampoo does the trick as its not harsh on the cloth top, hose off and dry with a 3D cloth made by JML and can be got from most DIY shops.

Its also worth getting some rag top sealer / rejuvinator, I think Autoglym do a good one, and apply that a couple of times a year.
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I don't bother washing the roof but to get the dirt that builds up on the window I put a bit of white spirit on a wet rag.
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To clean the hood, I recommend getting an Autoglym softtop cleaning kit (available from Halfrauds).
First vacuum of the dust, and then spray the hood witht he cleaner and work in with sponge provided. Wipe of any foam with a clean cloth and then spray the waterproofer 'liberaly' all over the hood (really soak it).
Then clean the window with Auto glym super resin polish.
Leave to dry.
The water proofer reduces the amount of water that is soaked into the hood and so reduces marks.
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Autoglym isn't bad for the rear window, but the best is Mer polish or Greygate polish. Both work brilliantly on the rear screen. The Gregate is marginally better, but Mer is sooooo much easier to use, and you can clean and polish the whole car with it (though of course, how you get coal shiny I have no idea)

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, how you get coal shiny I have no idea)

trust me it can be done!!!!

and i will be getting some of that roof cleaner as well.

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Or if you want to be a cheap guy like me then just use neat washing up liquid and a damp sponge. It comes up a treat.

i just vac the hood as its the easiest way of doing it!
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I may have been a bit delerious yesterday in that aweful heat, but im sure that I was overtaken on the M40 by a car made of Coal.

Im sure that It wasnt MG Deano's car - reg was different, So there is somebody else out there, with a fossil fueled car.
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Wasn't me - I've got to wait 3 Ice Ages for mine

Surely for the roof/rear window to get dirty you have to have the roof UP!

So much for the HCHD Crew!!
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Or if you want to be a cheap guy like me then just use neat washing up liquid and a damp sponge. It comes up a treat.
Very bad move, washing up liquid contains SALT!! not good for paint work, and NOT good for cloth roof either!!!
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I find that a damp shamois (shammy) gets drops of water off the roof a treat!

Back windo, just some car shampoo/water and then a shamois and a polish (autoglym super rsin or renovo)

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I may have been a bit delerious yesterday in that aweful heat, but im sure that I was overtaken on the M40 by a car made of Coal.

Im sure that It wasnt MG Deano's car - reg was different, So there is somebody else out there, with a fossil fueled car.

havent been near the m40 as far as i can recall!!

there must be more than 2 of us, we are spreading, taking over the crown as best and most popular tf colour!!!

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there must be more than 2 of us, we are spreading, taking over the crown as best and most popular tf colour!!!
You have a long way yet to catch silver, and makes TB an even better choice.
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but im sure that I was overtaken on the M40 by a car made of Coal.
suprised you could even see it, the dirt must have made it stand out for the from the tarmac
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So much for the HCHD Crew!!
Hmmm Deano ... I think he is questioning your MANHOOD

I always have the hood down ... rain or shine. I am going to Halfrauds tomorrow lunchtime for some Autoglym stuff as my rear window has gone a bit milky. Bloody dust and dirt

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it doesnt seem to matter whther my roof is up or down!!! after a couple of days it stills look dusty and dirty!!!!!

and if u worked in walsall, u wouldnt leave your roof off all night. my status as a membre of the hchdc should not be questoined. apart from when its snowing.( and i mean blizzards!!)

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my status as a membre of the hchdc should not be questoined. apart from when its snowing.( and i mean blizzards!!)
Why, what would be the issue here ... you do have a snowboarding jacket dont you
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Had mine down for the first time this year on 2nd Jan! must be a forum record.
Soon after I went to Edmonton for 8 weeks, now that WAS cold!
Most jackets are useless when its -38, had to spend 400 bucks on a cadadian goose down jacket, now thats warm!
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I have a new one ... which I intend to use on the Piste and in the MG ... COOL
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Autoglym Super resin polish or Mer will restore the rear screen and remove the cloudyness as well as Greygate.
Regularly use the Autoglym on mine.
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Worked a treat mate .... clear sailing from now on.

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