• Apr 19th 2010 at 12:00AM
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If your windshield is dirty, driving your car will feel like you're looking through contacts that haven't been cleaned in a month or dirty glasses. We'll tell you how to keep your vision sharp and unobstructed on the road this week in DIY Garage: Vision Basics.

AOL Autos has teamed up with AutoZone to bring you a series of DIY car maintenance tips and tricks, straight from our garage to yours.

The DIY Garage video series covers common questions like how to change your own oil, or what the source of that pesky puddle on your garage floor might be. Host and AOL Autos Editor-at-Large Rex Roy will explain everything in plain English and is sure to have some fun along the way.

Look for a new video every week @ http://autos.aol.com/auto-repair.

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      • 8 Months Ago
      Must everything be a blasted video? I would prefer to read the article and be through in a minute than watch ads and a 3-4-5 minute video that tells me nothing I didn't already know.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Stoner Invisable Glass is the best bar none!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Months Ago
      As a a detail shop owner and detailer for over 20 years your issue with newspaper is your using too much cleaner and your using the paper to long. Use new paper for each window as once the newspaper is saturated to what your doing its hreds and can leave gook in the car. News paper is a very common usage in professional detail shops. Vinegar and water is a good outside window cleaner and for hard inside nicotine stained windows but look for a scented version or add a scent as vinegar in a car can make an unpleasent smell but works excellent. If you use a good silicon based bumper sealer and then a good hard carnuba wax you can apply them and remove them and bugs and dirt wip right off no need to leave the wax on for the trip. A simple detailers clay bar in the glove box will remove all tar or items that may be embedded in the clear coat.Never use rubbing alcohol on blades or any car item. They make things that add moisture to the rubber and plastics and help keep them pliable, clean and looking great with out dry rotting them.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Rotsa ruck cleaning those motorcycle windshields with regular glass cleaner, as it will fog the polycarbonite. Only cleaner made for tinted windows will do, as he neglected to point out.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I was interested in the spray used to clean the windshield.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Three things First using vinegar/water and newspapers works great and is cheaper than most commercial cleaners. Second,,,,he never wiped down the wiper blades. Its amazing how mych dirt and grease build up on them. And thirdly, Rain-X does a great job. Windshields on bikes and boats also. I agree with most on here,,,,dump the talking head and let us read the article.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I have always used regular car wax on my windows. When I first meant my husband he said I was crazy until he saw how it worked. After you apply it and of course wipe it off, when it rains you barley have to use your wipers. Trust me it is unbeleiveable. (please no one write back about spelling. I know I cant spell well)
      • 8 Months Ago
      Just a few things. First, yes coffee filters are the best to use for cleaning any windows. And the problems I have personally run into when using newspapers for my windows is that once they get wet they fall apart and leave ink on your hands, even wearing gloves you still get ink on your hands, and if you don't realize it, you wind up with ink marks inside the car, usually on the door panel or steering wheel. Second, prolonged use of rubbing alcohol on the wiper blades will dry out and "crack " the rubber on them as well as the windshield moulding if you use it on the windshield itself. Also, to eliminate ANY problems with bugs from driving long distances, I apply a light coat of wax all over the front of my truck, leave it on and let it haze up. Then when I get to where I'm going, I use a microfiber towel and wipe everything off ( bugs and all ). I know it looks funny, but putting a light coat of wax on before you leave is alot easier to take off without alot of " elbow grease ". I do this on fire engines and ambulances before we drive long distances for a parade or any special function. I also " strip " or buff the vehicles at least once a year to eliminate any wax buildup, since having to much wax on can actually break down any shine and make the vehicle look cloudy. This info has really worked out well for me and I have NEVER had any problems with any of my vehicles. Hope this will help you like it helps me.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Where do you purchase the Stoners product?
      • 8 Months Ago
      try using borax to get the road scum off the windshield.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Windex will never remove those ugly water spots that you get outside of the swipe of your wipers.....Invisible Glass will. So go ahead and use the cheap method "spikennanners".
      • 8 Months Ago
      I shop at O'Reileys so this commercial doesnt apply to me...
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