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Windshield stain removal [How to?]

My front windshield has a white stain (it looks milky) around its edges, from the very edge to 3 to 4 centimeters towards the center. Any ideas what might have caused this and how to fix it?

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RE: Windshield stain removal [How to?]

Nothing you can do about the "stain". What happened is the windshield is delamenating allowing water to
get in between the glass.The best preventive measure would be when you replace the windshield replace the seal.


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RE: Windshield stain removal [How to?]

if it's on the outside of the glass... glass cleaner and 00 steel wool will remove contaminants on your glass, if that doesn't work use rubbing alcohol and 00 steel wool. worth a shot, and you can find the steel wool at most hardware stores or online at an auto detail websites.
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RE: Windshield stain removal [How to?]

I agree that it's probably moisture that's seeped between the layers of safety glass. If you want to confirm it, try carefully heating part of the affected area with a hair dryer or heat gun. If the "milkiness" fades briefly, then it's trapped moisture. Problem is, once the glass has started to de-laminate, the moisture will always come back. Replacement with a new windshield and seal is the only sure fix.

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RE: Windshield stain removal [How to?]

I guess if it is a laminating problem I'll have to change it. MB's have a hard time with the usual 100% humidity of the tropics!
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LET ME TELL YOU HOW TO FIX IT VERY EASY AND NEAT WAY.

1. GET YOUR WIFE'S HAIR DRYER
2. FIND AN EXTENSION CORD AND HOOK IT UP TO POWE WHERE YOUR CAR IS
3. TURN IT TO HIGH POWER BLOWER MODE MAKE SURE THAT IT IS HOT
4. GENTLY WITHOUT GOING TOO CLOSE TO THE WINDSHIEL HEAT UP THE MILKY AREA
5. TAKE YOUR TIME DO NOT HURRY OTHERWISE YOU WILL CRACK THE WINDSHIELD FOR SURE
6. IF YOU DO IT TAKING YOUR TIME AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU DO NOT HEAT UP ANY SPOT MORE THAN YOU WILL SEE MIRACULOUSLY THE MILKY SPOTS ARE GONE.

NOTE: I SHATTERED MY WINDSHIEL WHILE DOING IT BUT, MILY SPOT IS GONE. THE TRICK IS IN THE HAND YOU DO IT LIKE SPRAYING PAINT. I WAS IN A HURRY.
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