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Dirty Windows (driver & passenger)

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PremierLand, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Here is the delima, my chevys dont get dirty side windows as fast as my ford, and I dont understand why, both are the same plows, but the chevy has the rubber deflector on the plow. The ford gets dirty windows after my first account and I litterally either have to drive with both windows down and get all sorts of slush and water in the cab and be freezing, or get out and wipe them down after each account just so I can see out of my mirrors? Would adding the rubber deflector on the ford help solve this problem, or is there something I am missing here.

    For the smart ace's: I know the windows will get dirty, however It litterally takes my chevy about 30 driveways before the side windows need to be wiped, and the ford only takes one driveway before the side windows need to be cleaned. Thanks.
     
  2. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    i would say its a good place to start
     
  3. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Do your tires stick out more on the Ford.......A pair of fender flares fixed this problem on my Blazer.
     
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I have mud guards on the front, the back... well its a dulley and it has a dump body but the back does have mud flaps..
     
  5. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    :drinkup:trade It In And Buy A New Chevy Lol Sorry Had To Say It ! Good Luck
     
  6. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    My truck has a leaky heater core and sprays mist on the inside of my windshield through the defroster vents.... :cry:
     
  7. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    use rain ex - that has seemed to help us alot with dirt. can't say I have had this problem but then again I am runnen all chevy.
     
  8. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I was plowing at the sorority house today, and my 17 year old 'wing man' (sidewalk shoveler that rides with me), had his window steamed up pretty good watching the girls move their cars.:eek: I dont think it would have mattered if we were in a Ford or a Chevy.
    side note: Very poor efficiency at that stop, never seen anyone trip over his shovel so many times.
     
  9. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i have a ford and my windows dont seem to get dirty the windsheild dose thou but i guess thats y i should have stock in windsheild washer fluid.
     
  10. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    You need a snow deflector for the plow and good size mud flaps for both front and rear tires. Do that and you should be good.
     
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Fixed the problem on a GMC I use to have as well.

    I got a pair of the ones that have self tapping screws. After that the windows stayed clean almost the entire night depending on conditions.
     
  12. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

    96 chevy no problem
    02 ford wider tires no flares, big problem

    snow deflector on both
     
  13. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I was going to say the same thing ! Lol
    sounds like a good reason to upgrade
     
  14. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I rain x all my windows, If the driver or passenger windows get dirty I lower and raise it and its clean.
     
  15. jokatico

    jokatico Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 20

    The 1st winter I had my truck I got splashed by a vehicle heading in the other direction, when I stopped at the coffee shop I put down my window and heard the scratching noise from the sand/salt on the window. ugh:realmad:
    now I have scratches on the driver side window