So I finally got around to waxing the car windshield after putting it off for months. My wipers were not working as well as I would have liked them to, so waxing the windshield seemed like a better option than replacing the wipers as I had car wax on hand. I don’t know about you, but a streaky windshield makes me want to lose my mind, that and cemented bug guts. Someone else I know doesn’t mind so much, but he doesn’t write a cleaning blog, but he does help run a cleaning company. Goo.
How to Wax a Car Windshield
- Thoroughly clean the windshield
The bug goo can be particularly hard to get off so I used the generic window cleaner on hand along with a microfiber cloth. You want the surface to be as clean as possible as any dirt left on the windshield will get stuck under the coat of wax.
- Apply wax in a light coat
Like in my cleaning hack for the stove, apply the wax in light coats (I used Turtle Wax). A heavy coat will be hard to buff off and be wasteful. Let the the wax dry to a haze before removing.
- Remove the wax with a terry cloth
If the wax layer if light enough, the wax should remove easily revealing the perfectly clear, water repellent surface.
- Apply more wax layers as needed
To make sure the extra water repellence lasts, apply a total of 2-3 coats. Or if you are lazy like me, apply one and be very satisfied with your work.
Glass is porous so naturally to keep your windshield clearer during a rainstorm, it needs to be waxed. Often times when you go through a car wash, they have an option for a wax, which will also do the job. I also really like the RainX windshield wiper fluid for between washes and waxes.
I’m incredibly happy with the results, especially with the recent rain storms.
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