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Old 11-10-2020, 08:29 PM
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I've been plagued by the inability to find a product or combination of products that will clean auto glass and not leave terrible streaking. For those of you that have found a routine or product line that you find effective could you please share your knowledge.
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Water (DI if possible) and a micro fiber.
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This is the best stuff I've found so far. If you smoke in your vehicle, might still trouble getting the windows clean without doing a initial clean with some all purpose cleaner.

https ://www.invisibleglass.com/
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No matter what you use or how you do it you’ll get much better results if the glass is in the shade and cool.
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That's what I use.
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That's what I use.
Me three.
I’ve always heard newspaper makes a terrific cleaning wipe but have never tried it.
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+1 for glass cleaner + newspaper, that’s what we used at the detail shop I worked at when I was a kid.
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Sprayway window cleaner and zwipes professional microfiber waffle drying towel.

Never use dryer sheets or softener on your towels.

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Perfect Glass Cleaner at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Breaks down the plasticizer that off-gasses from the vinyl and sticks to the glass making a haze. Ammonia works well too but smells.
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I use 0000 steel wool to clean windshields (boat and cars), then paper towels with Perfect Glass Cleaner or Castle glass cleaner.
P.S. This is for glass NOT for any plastic type of glass!!
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Originally Posted by streeter69 View Post
I use 0000 steel wool to clean windshields (boat and cars), then paper towels with Perfect Glass Cleaner or Castle glass cleaner.
P.S. This is for glass NOT for any plastic type of glass!!
Be careful steel wool can flake and leave little rust particles, bronze wool is better.
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Newspaper.
light Windex then newspaper
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Spray bottle & 1/3 water, 1/3 alcohol, 1/3 white vinegar, wipe off with crumpled up newspaper, nothing works better.
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Been using Sprayaway for a long time. I use it on high end camera lenses and projection glass. It also works great around the house and it cars.

https://amzn.to/35kLf3S


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I guess I never found it that complicated. A microfiber cloth and windex or similar followed by a buff/wipe down with a clean microfiber and it comes out perfect.
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I quit using armorall and my windshield is much easier to keep clean
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Originally Posted by PF-88 View Post
Spray bottle & 1/3 water, 1/3 alcohol, 1/3 white vinegar, wipe off with crumpled up newspaper, nothing works better.

This works^^^

I use a 4 cup spray bottle, 2 cups water, 1cup alcohol and 1 cup of white vinegar.



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Originally Posted by Evolution View Post
+1 for glass cleaner + newspaper, that’s what we used at the detail shop I worked at when I was a kid.
Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Newspaper.
light Windex then newspaper
^^^^THIS^^^^ nothing better

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