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Offline 'Cuda Hunter

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Windex and paint?
« on: March 15, 2010 - 10:45:01 pm »
Can clear windex be used on paint? 

How about clear coat?

Obviously, I can use it on paint.  Does it harm the paint or clear coat?

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Re: Windex and paint?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010 - 11:50:25 pm »
as long as you wipe it off in timely manner it will not hurt the paint or clear,try no to do it in direct sunlight
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Re: Windex and paint?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010 - 12:28:22 am »
Thanks. 
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Re: Windex and paint?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010 - 01:54:15 am »
I use it on the Harley with no ill effects but I think it did etch the plastic instrument "glass"  I do use it on the windshield and it works great though..

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Re: Windex and paint?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010 - 05:26:40 am »
Never on paint.  To put it simply, paint or clear coat require wax or protectorants that seal and protect.  Windex does the exact opposite.  It strips it away

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Re: Windex and paint?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010 - 07:35:36 am »
Well, if I can't use windex on my motorcycle, gsxf 750.
What do you suggest that I use as a spray on cleaner for this size of vehicle.
Windex works so nice, very quick.
If it etched some plastic and DocMel says it is bad, that scares me. 
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Re: Windex and paint?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010 - 09:37:01 am »
Why not one of those Mequire's, etc quick detailers that are just like windex?