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Windows get messy when driving with plow

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by MikesLawns, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. MikesLawns

    MikesLawns Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a 99 p/u and a 04 dump and I noticed when the roads are wet, driving with the plow on the side windows get all the mess from the plow. I have to stop at my accounts and clean them all the time. Does anyone have a solution to this problem ? It's only when the plow is on.
  2. M Runner

    M Runner Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 21

    Try plowing with your windows down. That should solve your problem. :)
  3. jml416

    jml416 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    did you try RAIN-X
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Try a set of the vent visors. I had them on my truck and it kept them fairly clean. Make sure if you get them clean the area EXTREMELY well before putting them on. Otherwise the tape will lose its stick and they will fly off. Kinda funny watching them fly off at 65 mph down the highway
  5. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I got them on my truck, and to be quite honest, they dont do squat for that problem...... I just usually have my window down cause I smoke so mine do not get too bad.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Not sure what type of blade you have but try adjusting the angle of your blade. I find with our V blades if we run them not all the way in the V, our windows stay cleaner.
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    its even worse plowing with the f550 9' x-blade, not sure whats so different over my dodge but i can't see squat out the windows after a very short time.

    no magic formula, just have to keep cleaning them,:gunsfiring:
  8. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Straight blade I have no problems but with the wings on whatever way the blade is angled that window gets destroyed with slop. I use RAIN-X and it does help.
  9. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    dirty windows problem cure buy and older 70s-80,s chevy no problem.Them newer trucks are purposely designed that way so u cant see out.n then the more vehicles can wreck-up n then the dealer can sell more trucks.n then who likes headlite that collect snow and DONT MELT with the lights on.U can be seen and u cant see with lightscovered in snow old trucks wit real headlights melt snow go figure..,.
  10. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    eI agree the 97-99 chevys that I have got more salt and gunk build up on the side windows than noramal, my 01 did not. I always thought it was the body change, but now that Sydenstricker mentioned the vent visors, I would have to agree. The vent visors I have on the 01 start on the side and go up and over the top. Its not the type that just sit on the top. BTW my 06 super duty's glass is so scratched right now (from going up and down during a storm with sand and salt on it) that I'm thinking of replacing it.