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    windows are never clean

    i make my window with alcool and after on or two up and down the inside face of the glass are not clean an wihte grease i think

    from france
    997 s
    964 RS

    Re: windows are never clean

    Trust me, we all have that problem, even when they look squeaky clean, the minute it gets cold and they fog up you will seethe mess

    Re: windows are never clean

    sorry for my english but it s not fog outside it s inside the car if i put down my window when i put up the glass is white like a grease mechanisme in the door i have buy my car there are one year and there are always grease or oil in the mechanism ?

    Re: windows are never clean

    take a rag or paper towel an wipe off the felt like thing at the top of the door- sometime grease gets on this and gets on the inside of the window when you roll it up

    aloha

    steve

    Re: windows are never clean

    philippe 911, I have the same problem with all my cars, no matter what, there are horizontal lines on the glass as soon as I roll them up and down. BMW, Porsche, MB

    Re: windows are never clean

    ok but it very bad in winter in night with rain it is very difficult tu see in the outside mirror or if i want a clean glass i must no roll down the wondows bad news for a maniac of porsche

    Re: windows are never clean

    Put some rain-x on the outside and it will repel the water, that helps some. Between you and me I never drive my Porsche in the rain. Why? because I can't drive the way a porsche sould be driven, when it rains.

    Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    This is what I do:
    Get a 2 or 3 inch PLASTIC paint scraper (or a metal one if you're careful). Get a damp microfiber cloth. Roll window all the way down. Cover scraper with damp microfiber and shove the blade down 1/2 inch between the rubber weatherstrip/gasketing at the latching end of the door. Run this cloth/scraperblade forward being careful when you get to the glass, remove tool and check out microfiber dirt level. Do this again until the mf cloth is rather clean. Do the same to the other side of the glass. Clean the rubber gasketing for both the interior and exterior until your microfiber cloth is fairly clean after a run. Your streaking problems will be over. Unless, of course Porsche added grease to a component which wasn't supposed to be greased like, if I remember correctly, would happen to new Boxsters a few years ago.

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    I have the same problem and the dealer in athens doesnt know where the grease is coming from

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    ditto.

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    I have a '99 and I bet the streaks you're talking about are vertical and about 6 to 8 inches back from front edge of the side windows (front edge = closest to A pillar). It NEVER stops doing it.

    Re: windows are never clean

    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    Put some rain-x on the outside and it will repel the water, that helps some. Between you and me I never drive my Porsche in the rain. Why? because I can't drive the way a porsche sould be driven, when it rains.



    Best time to drive a 911 is when it is raining as it saves a fortune in tyre bills and is a lot more fun

    Re: windows are never clean

    Glad to hear that others have this problem. It drives me mad that just when my car is clean, I open and shut the windows and there is grease all over them - on the inside.

    I'm wary of telling my dealer in case they take the car apart and it starts rattling...

    Re: windows are never clean

    I am relieved to find that I am not the only obsessive compulsive maniac on rennteam. I have been wondering how to get rid of these streaks that show up with the cooler weather. Thanks for the tips everyone.

    mcdelaug

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    Rejex on the glass has worked pretty well for me on the exterior...on the interior, I put Rain X Anti-Fog Treatment (it's the one product they make that's for the interior only).....

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    On the interior... You want crystal clear windows?? Then put down the windex, the alcohol, the vinegar, or whatever other home-grown liquid you use.... Using that stuff is fine if you've got a SERIOUS LAYER OF CRUD to remove, but after that's done, to eliminate all of the streaks, and to obtain a perfectly clear and clean surface, used a DRY TOWEL, period.

    The only way to get really streak-free and haze-free glass is to do an aggressive totally dry buff of the glass, I find clean cotton terry-cloth towels work best.

    If you get streaks on the INSIDE of your window, it's your own doing. Your inner sweepers are contaminated with all the cleaners you've sprayed on them when cleaning them. That slurry of haze and liquids drips down and soaks into your inner weatherstrip, which then smears your windows every time you lower and raise them. My windows have never seen a single squirt of windex or liquid on them. They have always been dry-buffed clean. I never get streaks. The outside is a different matter, because your car wash soap gets into your outer weatherstrips. The solution for that is very thorough rinsing in that area, and the occassional maintanance that MMD suggested is a super idea.

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    Don't roll your windows down

    Re: Clean the weatherstrip/gaskets with MF cloths

    Assuming the grease problem is the same, it is EASILY fixed when you get the DIY hack on how to remove the door panels. You'll see the problem and be able to clean it (at least in the 986 Boxster greased up messy windows).

    I also recall this windowgrease problem was a warrenty repair for Boxsters; there was a Tech service bulletin issued by Porsche

     
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