Author Topic: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle  (Read 199 times)

Offline revvies

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Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:00:33 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for a chemical or process to clean the glass bottle that holds the windshield wiper fluid on a '47 Caddy? Mine is a hazy blue color due to the solution that has been in it for 70 years. I've tried soap and scrubbing with a wire brush...and it helped, but it isn't going to get the job done.

Thanks in advance!
-Justin
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Offline Caddyholic

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 11:17:22 AM »
Try soaking it in vinegar or muradic acid.
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Offline harry s

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 04:52:18 PM »
You could also try glass polish from Griot:
https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/fine+glass+polish+16+ounces.do?from=ac&cx=0
I would not use a wire brush but you could try bronze wool (fine) which is softer than steel wool and does not scratch. Good Luck,      Harry
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Offline gkhashem

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 05:04:44 PM »
How about some bleach, then rinse it out good
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Offline tripwire

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 10:44:28 AM »
I've had some luck using Bon Ami kitchen cleaner to clean glass.
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Offline harry s

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 10:49:07 AM »
...also Heloise says you can mix a little water with Arm & Hammer baking soda to form a paste and coat the area to be cleaned and let sit for a period of time and rinse. Repeat as necessary. Good Luck,    Harry
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Offline revvies

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 05:10:13 PM »
Thanks everyone! I am trying these one-by-one until I find the best approach. I will reply back once I have the results.
-Justin
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

Offline russ austin

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Re: Cleaning the windshield washer glass bottle
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 08:58:20 PM »
CLR, I use it for a lot of stuff.
R.Austin

 

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