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Old 04-10-2012, 10:36 PM
bin shams bin shams is offline
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Hi every one ijust bought audi a7 2012 from three months .... and just yasterday ifound some scratch in the rubber near the windshield don't know from what .... is it easy to remove it without tuching the the windshiled
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:43 AM
Tony Aucoin Tony Aucoin is offline
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Dude yeah it is possible that may be removed by the thinner because these types of scratch is just removed by the thinner and if you are not interested to do it i will suggest to you after few days back...
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:16 AM
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Had a problem with a really gummy adhesive from a notice placed on my D3. It seems that the ski resort found it easier to write notices than to clean the floor of the parking garage so that you could actually see where the designated spaces were. Anyway, I was having problems with the wiper blades squealing and skipping across the windshield.

Eventually used lacquer thinner to remove the adhesive from the windshield and wiper blades. Three sets of wiper blades later, realized there might be a problem. Tried lubricating the windshield, wiper blades, and pivot points on the wiper arms.

Eventually I noticed a warning in the Owner's Manual that the windshield has a factory applied special coating and that extreme solvents should NOT be used. There are also warnings about cheap wax from car washes and nano-particle applications on the windshield. (Note that this warning is for a 2007 D3.)

I suspect (at least I have suspicions) that isopropyl alcohol is OK. However, should you remove the coating with a stronger solvent, Audi dealers offer no replacement coating and have little or (mostly) no advice.

I am preparing to polish the windshield and apply a sealant to see if I can resolve the problem. I have had this problem for more than a year now.

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