Redneck windshield cleaning
So I have one of those tombstone windshields and it has been foggy or etched or gray or some other descriptor that means I can't see through it. Not a problem for the most part since I see over it. After a long highway ride where I was sitting a bit far back for comfort purposes, I started getting annoyed by this. I tried using soap/water, olive oil, even a fine metal-polishing paste to see if anything would take it off.
I gave up and stuck a note on the windshield telling the parking police where my parking permit is (they love writing tickets in DC even if you have one). Next day I come out and pull it off. The tape took the coating right off! I grabbed the rest of the roll and applied it on the outside and inside of the shield and it became perfectly transparent! I added some pictures to show the difference.
The specific brand is Bandit clear packaging tape, but any clear packaging tape should work. 1 note though- if you have the Vulcan tombstone windshield like me, you may want to be careful around the logo (that V with wings) the tape will take off those weird lines inside the decal. Doesn't bother me though. I can see!