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Old 02-20-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Are squeegees bad for glass?

Something occurred to me yesterday. We strive to keep our glass as smooth as the rest of the car. For obvious reasons, I'd never use a squeegee (or even a water blade) on my paint, so should that apply to glass as well? Granted, glass is harder than clear coat, but if a piece of debris were to get on a squeegee I'd guess it could probably still cause a scratch. Am I just being paranoid?
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Your are not being paranoid as what you ask is true- a piece of debris on a squeegee could scratch the glass.
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I don't use one. But I don't know what debris you would get in the squeegee after a wash that would harm the glass...

I would be more weary of the squeegee stripping away any sealant.
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I don't use one. But I don't know what debris you would get in the squeegee after a wash that would harm the glass...

I would be more weary of the squeegee stripping away any sealant.
OK, the squeegee's gone, but sealant? Stupid question time: does glass have sealant on it, or are you talking about an aftermarket application (or both)?
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:20 PM   #5
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OK, the squeegee's gone, but sealant? Stupid question time: does glass have sealant on it, or are you talking about an aftermarket application (or both)?
Aftermarket application such as rainx or Adams glass sealant.
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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I imagine a squeegee is no worse than the wiper blades (that's what they are).
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I imagine a squeegee is no worse than the wiper blades (that's what they are).
That's why I say that. You can always tell where the wiper blades wipe because the beading of water is different between the two areas.
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I use a squeege to get the water off the windows for years and it never scrached. I also have never used the gas station squeege. Those things are bad enough to scratch diamonds.
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Potentially? Sure.

Likely? Not really.

It would take some pretty serious grit and a lot of force behind the squeegee for that to be an issue IMHO.

I just choose not to use one b/c its just as easy to wipe the glass with a drying towel while I'm drying the rest of the car vs. carrying a squeegee just for the glass.
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Potentially? Sure.

Likely? Not really.

It would take some pretty serious grit and a lot of force behind the squeegee for that to be an issue IMHO.

I just choose not to use one b/c its just as easy to wipe the glass with a drying towel while I'm drying the rest of the car vs. carrying a squeegee just for the glass.

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