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Windshield woes!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PolyPlowBoss, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. PolyPlowBoss

    PolyPlowBoss Member
    Messages: 42

    Just was curious what every body uses to keep their windshields clean while plowing? I've been trying RainX, but it doesn't last long enough. I feel it is important to keep my windshield absolutely clean during the process as it helps to do a better job.
    Any suggestions?
  2. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    We just bought some windshield washer fluid that has Rain-x mixed right in it. It seemed to work pretty good on our last snow storm that we had last week.
  3. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    we run rain-x de icer... no matter what your gonna go through alot of it... but i found it works the best...
  4. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I also just used the Rain-X De-Icer Washer Fluid for our storm we had last weekend and it worked great. I did not have to bang ice off my wipers nearly as much as my partner was. I will continue to use that stuff.

    My question is, can anything be done with the rear window of a Super or Crew Cab? It always fogs up during a heavy snow...when I need it the most!!! :confused:
  5. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I have a crew cab also and I keep both side windows cracked down about an inch or two with the heat on full blast. That's what we've done for years and it works like a charm. You might have to crack the back slider a bit also.
  6. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Ditto, Rain-X De-Icer
  7. snowpoe

    snowpoe Member
    Messages: 41

    Years ago I had window fogging problems on a regular cab & I mounted a 12volt fan hanging from the ceiling that I aimed at the rear window . It worked great.
    I now plow with a full size K-5 Bazer & have the same problem & am 15 yrs older and have been to lazy to mount a fan in it . I dont have the same ambition as I did back then .
    Maybe this week I will get to it:drinkup:
  8. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401


    I use a product called aqua-pel. This stuff works great & you use little washer fluid. I have plowed 3 times so far & still have over 3/4 of my washer bottle full. I am not sure where to get it since my dad gets it at work.
  9. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Hey tman...if you crack the back slider won't all the glass fall out? :jester:

    Oh yeah...jkiser...tell yo Dad to stop stealin' from work!
  10. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Why not just put the a/c on with the heat? I never have a problem with fog. My back window in the crew cab has a defogger.
  11. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I say carry an extra bottle of washer fluid.....thats what its for...

    as for the windows fogging up...

    I have read many posts that complain about this...I have never had this happen....I plow in my carharts with the heat cranked all the way up and the windows all the way down....no fogging issues.

    Oh yeah...jkiser...tell yo Dad to stop stealin' from work![/QUOTE]

    its not stealing....he is liberating the Items in question....they are being held against their will & he is only helping them escape....:D
  12. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,862

    Where are y'all getting the windshield / rain-x combo at??
  13. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Most auto parts stores should carry it...got mine at autozone.
  14. PolyPlowBoss

    PolyPlowBoss Member
    Messages: 42

    I've used rain-x, rain-x de-icer, and also rain-x window washer (terrible). So far, the original and the de-icer seems to work the best. I was just hoping someone would have a better suggestion. I can't stand not being able to see.
  15. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,862

    What's going on with your truck??

    You run the heater full blast on defrost so the warm air goes up and out.

    You crack the windows slightly so you don't fog up on the inside.

    You run the windshield wipers when it's snowing or you've got roadspray from the road.

    What else is there???

    We're driving in a weather pattern that's causing freezing precipitation. It's going to stick!!! :dizzy:
  16. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    not stealin

    Who said anything about stealin? I pay them everytime I use the shop or any material. I pay $6.00 per applicator & that will do the windshield & both side windows.
  17. Daddy Wags

    Daddy Wags Member
    Messages: 62

    I have the same problem with my back window fogging up. No A/C. I've been told by a guy I know to get a rag and rub in dishwashing soap. Put it on in a circular motion until it turns white. Let it dry and wipe off. I haven't tried it, but he said it won't fog up.
  18. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Oh, I never thought of that! lol
  19. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    I never ice up on front unless the truck sat cold for a while.
    I don't have a problem with the back window fogging up with the defrost on, and there is no defroster elements on it. And believe me, that thing is far away from the windshield defroster!:D I usually just put the window down a bit in back if it fogs a bit.
    Gonna try that rain x in the tank from what you guys are saying, sounds good.
    I also use the winter rubber coated blades, man that makes a huge difference!
  20. PolyPlowBoss

    PolyPlowBoss Member
    Messages: 42

    What's with all the talk of frosted windows? I never said my windows were fogging up. My windows get really dirty while plowing long roads. I was just looking for another way to keep them cleaner.