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Dirt collecting windshields

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Dirt collecting windshields
Posted by KarlK on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:59 PM

I am new to car modeling and have started building 1/25 scale car models that I grew up with. The builds are going well but what I Help am seeing is after I have put together the body, chassis amd windshields, the windshields are collecting dust and dirt.They look good when assembled but after awhile they start to look awful. Could this be static electricity drawing in the dust?. Suddenly my models are dust magnets. Should I be using Future on the clear glass?  Help!!!! 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:35 PM

They used to nake an anti-static spray in the days of vinyl records.  With the new fad of the resurgence of vinyl records, I'd be surprised if record stores that specialize on vinyl would not have something like that.


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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:55 PM

 How about putting them under a protective case?  Or a glass cabinet.

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:41 PM

My 2 cents for what it's worth. I have not had that problem here maybe because the humidity is around 50%. When the humidity gets below that, you get a lot of static electricity. You can use a small difuser, the kind they use with esential oils to make a room smell better. It puts out a continuous small spray of water and oils but you can leave out the oils and just use water to put a little moisture into the air. My wife is into those oils, that's how I know about them. She has a couple of them going all the time. 

Hope that this helps.

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Posted by Leica007 on Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:06 AM

Wanted to share what I've learned in the last couple of years.  I use future on on almost all my cars, but it causes distortion on the windows.  Now I  polish the windows and then use Novus clean and shine (blue label) before I install the glass.  It keeps fingerprints and dust from collecting on windows and the polishing removes  even fine scuffs/scratches from the glass.  I use Turtle liquid polish (same thing on paint job).  Hope this helps.


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