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Old 01-09-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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after a 12 mile ride to work my headlights are so dirty the light barely makes it through. I wont get out and clean em on the highway (condolences to the man killed in Chugiak) and installing wipers is way to expensive. Does anyone here have a solution that you use. I mean seriously.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Very close to water
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Dim your dash lights or turn them off for better night vision.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Mill Creek Hundred
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Drive backward
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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I carry one of those squeegees with a built in spray bottle and keep it filled with washer atifreeze fluid. I just check my lights as part of my routine walk around the car every morning. That's about all you can do short of stopping during your trip. Fortunately my wife's Volvo has headlight washers.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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thanks for the replies. and I do drive backwards!

out of my garage.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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If ours got really bad on the way into Anchorage we'd usually pull off at the Eagle River exit to clean them off; that's about all you can do. Of course it helped having McDonalds there to grab a hot cup of coffee. I do agree with you about not stopping on the highway to do it.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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after a 12 mile ride to work my headlights are so dirty the light barely makes it through. I wont get out and clean em on the highway (condolences to the man killed in Chugiak) and installing wipers is way to expensive. Does anyone here have a solution that you use. I mean seriously.
choose a troll of your liking from this forum, hunt them down, tie them to the front bumper with a squeegee!! 2 problems solved at once!!! heahahah ooops did I write that??? darn evil twin!
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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I carry one of those squeegees with a built in spray bottle and keep it filled with washer atifreeze fluid. I just check my lights as part of my routine walk around the car every morning. That's about all you can do short of stopping during your trip. Fortunately my wife's Volvo has headlight washers.
Ditto - I just make sure to clean 'em off before each vehicle use.
Welcome to the phenomenon of "road spray"
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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choose a troll of your liking from this forum, hunt them down, tie them to the front bumper with a squeegee!! 2 problems solved at once!!! heahahah ooops did I write that??? darn evil twin!
That girl is soooooooooo bad
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Just buy a Mercedes. Most come with wipers over the light assemblies

But seriously, just wipe the lights with a dry rag when you live your home. Also, a lot of people install fog lights on their cars, but I haven't seen the need to do so. In relation to wipers and lights, it's the driver's responsibility to take care of them. If one can't afford buying these, one should not be driving. Just imagine the huge liability one assumes for driving without wipers and lights!
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