Instructions for Use
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE USING YOUR WINDSHIELD WOW!
PLEASE DO NOT SIMPLY WATCH THE FIRST TIME USE VIDEO. YOU WILL NOT GET STREAK FREE RESULTS BY ONLY WATCHING THE VIDEO!
THE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS HAVE THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR ENSURING STREAK FREE RESULTS EVERYTIME. THERE ARE TWO METHODS FOR STREAK FREE RESULTS. PLEASE TRY BOTH METHODS AND USE THE ONE THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.
THE FIRST TIME USE VIDEO IS INTENDED AS A QUICK GUIDE ONLY! READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!!
CONSULT OUR TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR ANY PROBLEMS YOU ENCOUNTER WHEN USING YOUR WINDSHIELDWOW.
First Time Use Video
(Quick guide only!!! You must Read all instructions below!!)
Step 1. Installing Your Extension Arm*
1. First, remove the vinyl cover cap from the external paddle of your Windshield WOW! by twisting and pulling upward at the same time!
2. Next, place your extension arm with the hinge head flat onto the top of the external paddle’s knob with the STEEL PIN DOWN! Place the steel pin into one of the four smaller holes, as seen marked below:
Note the CORRECT and INCORRECT orientations of the steel pin:
3. Now, install the threaded knob into the center hole and screw it into the threaded insert in the center of the paddle’s hand knob. Hand tighten.
The below picture is the correct installation of the extension arm:
Note the RIGHT and WRONG installation below. Notice the hinge action is low and near the magnetic paddle.
Notice the difference? On the right, the hinge head is on upside down! The hinge action is high above the integral paddle knob. This will result in the paddle falling off all the time when you push it with the extension arm. And the metal hinge piece could contact the windshield and cause scratches if you accidentally flip it off the windshield and onto its side. DO NOT DO THIS!!! This can not happen if you install it properly. We are not responsible for any damage that is caused by improper installation of the extension arm.
Step 2. Properly Using the Windshield WOW!:
Note: Never clean your windshield glass in the direct sun. Always seek a shaded, cool area. A hot windshield will make the cleaning solution evaporate too fast and fail to clean properly.
Staging your Windshield WOW!:
We recommend staging the components conveniently on your vehicle hood as shown above. Use the black foam paddle storage trays to set the paddles on the hood. Place a stack of blue micro-fiber cloths and the gray finish buffing cloths on the hood as well.
Attach Microfiber Cloth to Both Paddles
Now, Spray the External and Internal Paddles:
Next, spray the paddles thoroughly with your glass cleaner.
Set External Paddle:
Next, set the external paddle on the outside of your windshield. make sure it is close to your open car door window.
Install by Aligning Internal Paddle with the External Paddle:
Reach in through the open car door window and place the inside paddle onto the location of where the external paddle is sitting and attach the paddles together. Don't worry, the inside paddle will jump to the external paddle but it wont harm the windshield.
Spray Windshield with Cleaner:
Spray glass cleaner around the external paddle and internal paddle liberally. Yes, reach in the open door window and spray some glass cleaner around the inside paddle too.
Push and Pull Until Clean (Extension Arm optional)
Thoroughly wet clean your windshield until the blue micro-fiber cloths come off totally clean. You can stop and turn the cloths around to use both sides, and replace with new ones if need be.
Make sure you keep the external paddle from encroaching into the black glass border around your outside windshield--this is where hard dash, side pillars and mirror mount reside on the inside and will make the inside paddle fly off.
Don't get discouraged if the inside paddle falls off--it takes a few times to get the hang of staying out of the black glass border of your windshield! Stay out of this border area and the inside paddle wont ever fall off unless you want to remove it.
If you find it too hard to push or pull the external paddle:
1. Use more glass cleaner and make sure you're using SprayWay foam brand. It makes the paddles glide easily.
2. Try pushing/pulling quicker. That breaks the friction easier.
3. If all else fails, you can purchase a set of reducer pads from us that reduce the pull strength. (Or ask us and we will send a set free!)
Finish Buff Your Windshield When Wet Cleaning is Complete
When you have thoroughly wet cleaned your entire windshield with the blue microfiber cloths, remove the blue cloths and install a Wow Finish Buffing Cloth to each paddle (attach the velcro side of paddle to fuzzy side of Finish Buffing Cloth). Reattach paddles to windshield just like you did earlier.
(NOTE: As an alternative to using the Wow Finish Buffing Cloth for finish buffing, you can use a paper towel instead. See Alternate Finish Buffing with Paper Towel below on how to adhere a paper towel square. Paper towel finish buffing may be more effective for first time users)
Perform Finish Buffing:
Perform finish buffing with the windshield mostly dry. Continue back and forth until no more streaks are visible. Feel free to use a slight misting of glass cleaner or even some rubbing alcohol as you dry finish buff. The mist of alcohol of glass cleaner on the windshield will help the paddles slide and also help remove any remaining streaks.
Alternative Paper Towel Finish Buffing Method:
NOTE: The paper towel method can be a much more effective dry finish buffing method, especially for first time users. We recommend using Brawny Brand "Tear-A-Square" paper towels.
Attach paper towel square to the external paddle:
To attach the paper towel square to the paddle, first apply a clean, dry blue micro-fiber cloth onto the external paddle and then press the paddle onto a stack of 1/4 sheet (Brawny Tear-A-Square) paper towels which will cause a paper towel to adhere to the blue micro-fiber cloth. DO NOT SPRAY ANY CLEANER ONTO THE PAPER TOWEL. KEEP IT DRY.
Set External Paddle on outside of Windshield
Attach paper towel square to the inside paddle:
Attach a paper towel square to the blue micro fiber clothed internal paddle in the same manner as you did the external paddle.
Install the paddles to the windshield.
Once the paddles are installed, mist spray around the windshield with alcohol (preferred) or a little of your glass cleaner, and perform your finish buffing.
Pre-cut paper towel squares optional for purchase here.
NOTE: If you over saturate the windshield with lots of glass cleaning liquid during this dry buffing step, the paper towels will roll out from under the paddles and off your windshield. Only light mist as you finish buff.
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