wax free shampoo? - steve_m
I have been searching for a simple wax free shampoo but nobody seems to stock it. After having big problems with smears on my windscreen (only removed after trying numerous combinations of treatments) I found the culprit to be the car shampoo even though I was very careful to avoid the windscreen. As I polish the car regularly I do not need these wax treatments - just a plain old wax free shampoo.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Steve
wax free shampoo? - frostbite
Washing up liquid?
wax free shampoo? - teabelly
Natural soap product? Washing up liquid is full of salts and so should be avoided.

I use a wax shampoo but avoid smears by cleaning the wipers with clear water and rinsing with clean water. I then use a chammy and dry off the screen. This usually means no smears. A quick squirt of screenwash and a swoosh with the wipers will remove any residue.
teabelly
wax free shampoo? - frostbite
Another option would be to go to your local market and buy the biggest cheapest hair shampoo. Anti-dandruff if required,

Car might smell a bit poofy for a while though.
wax free shampoo? - Victorbox
I've used Autoglym Car Shampoo for years and I don't think it contains much if any wax as it has never introduced screen smearing after use. The worst thing is if you let the water droplets dry on the screen on a hot or windy day. Then you might need some glass cleaner to remove the droplet rings.
wax free shampoo? - No Do$h
Ditto. Autoglym doesn't contain wax but does help water bead and disperse. Brilliant stuff.
wax free shampoo? - Ben79
To get your windscreen really clean I recommend AutoGlym Glass Polish, £5.

I use the Simoniz Teflon car shampoo, and that beads water really well and lasts ages on the bodywork, not too much problem on the windscreen.

Ben
wax free shampoo? - Welliesorter
I use Car Plan Triplewax shampoo with no complaints. Perhaps I haven't been using it long enough (or regularly enough) for significant residues to build up on the glass. I normally clean the windows separately with a glass cleaner.

I'd have thought the advantages of a shampoo that contains wax would outweigh the disadvantages.

I've been told that, as well as containing salt, washing up liquid can break down any wax that's already on your car.
wax free shampoo? - Dynamic Dave
I use Asda's own brand of "wash/wax" shampoo. No probs with smearing the glass. Cost me something like £4 for a 5 litre container well over 12 months ago. The container seems endless. Still got over 3 litres of the stuff left, and at the rate of 2 capfuls per bucketful, it will last me for at least another couple of years yet.
wax free shampoo? - RichardW
In my house, 5 litres would last till the next millenium, given that in the last 13 months / 21,000 miles the car has been washed once - and even then only with a cold hospipe as it had got to the stage where you could not get in without getting filthy.

Just another reason I buy 'bangers'!


RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
wax free shampoo? - L'escargot
After having big problems with smears
on my windscreen (only removed after trying numerous combinations of treatments)
I found the culprit to be the car shampoo even though
I was very careful to avoid the windscreen.


I use TurtleWax Zip Wax (2.5 litre container from Halfords) without any problem. Perhaps your screenwash isn't effective enough? I buy Halfords own brand (5 litre container) and use an approx 10% solution in summer, stronger in winter.
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L'escargot by name, but not by nature.
wax free shampoo? - Stuartli
Never use washing up liquid to clean your car - it contains salt...:-)

I've always used Simoniz Smear Free Car Wash Shampoo - got a big canister on Ormskirk market for just £2.99.

It has always puzzled me why people use a car wash containing (supposedly) car wax as it's the very last thing you want on the windscreen.

That is, of course, unless you drive with your head out of the window..:-))
 

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