Besides bugs, the great outdoors is also host to other flying menace. Yes, we are talking about birds here. Those flying critters seem to like to target a nice, shiny windshield. There has yet to be a method invented for teaching birds proper potty training skills, so the best piece of advice of removing bird droppings is to get rid of it as soon as possible. It’s not only unsightly on the windshield, but some of it is damaging to the paint of a car. Vinegar is a good choice of solvent when dealing with bird droppings on glass.
Another preventative measure that will assist you in seeing clearly is to keep the windshield grille clean. Make it a habit to scoop leaves, twigs, and other debris out of this area. Windshield wipers will work more efficiently and you’ll eliminate that musky scent that occurs when the air conditioner is used. That and everyone will be able to see all of your car’s beautiful paint.
Specific cleaning products can help target certain stuck on messes and many can be found around the house. If your windshield is often the target for falling tree sap WD-40, lighter fluid, and nail polish remover are effective at removing the sticky stuff. Just be sure to keep it away from the car’s finish. Other household items that are useful in removing sticky substances are Play-Doh and Goo Gone. Bug removal is easier with the use of seltzer water. Wait for the fizz and wipe away. It works well and you get the added enjoyment of watching the flying pests fizzle away.
Keeping your windshield clean is easy and makes the driving experience more pleasant. Take a minute and see the difference.