Ever get caught in a light rain when your windshield's gunked up with weird, filmy crap? It's not only annoying, but dangerous as well. Here's why that buildup happens, and how to get rid of it.
In the latest /DRIVE CLEAN, Larry shows us how to deep-clean and protect a car's windshield, the car in question being a Cadillac CTS-V loaner from FMI, a New Jersey company that handles many of the press-fleet cars you see reviewed on the pages of this and other car publications.
We're of course not talking about run-of-the-mill, squirt-and-you're-done cleaning jobs. This is serious cleaning for when you've got a windscreen loaded with cicada guts and years of tree sap and atomized road tar built up, a condition with which many of us who drive older cars are all too familiar.
Also, this is freaking Larry we're talking about, so expect to find out how to completely restore your glass to showroom levels of visibility. Take all of the steps he shows here — right down to the machine buffing and hydrophobic sealing — and it's like a rewind button for your windshield.