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This is a discussion on tips on window cleaning within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; feel stupid asking this but everytime I clean my windows when u see them in sunlight /headlghts they look like ...

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    tips on window cleaning

    feel stupid asking this but everytime I clean my windows when u see them in sunlight /headlghts they look like crap. i bought a good amonia free cleaner but still doesnt get it. any good tips what u guys use to wipe the window down with ?

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    What products are you using?
    Clean the inside on a vertical (side-to-side) motion, and the outside in an up and down motion, that way when they dry and you see the smudge, or streaks, you'll know what side they're on
    I would use NXT Glass Cleaner, Adam's or Stoners Invisible Glass

    For the headlights you asked me earlier, try something like Novus plastic cleaner, or wait until i do a little bit of research so that you won't be wasting your money on stuff that may not work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    What products are you using?
    Clean the inside on a vertical (side-to-side) motion, and the outside in an up and down motion, that way when they dry and you see the smudge, or streaks, you'll know what side they're on
    I would use NXT Glass Cleaner, Adam's or Stoners Invisible Glass

    For the headlights you asked me earlier, try something like Novus plastic cleaner, or wait until i do a little bit of research so that you won't be wasting your money on stuff that may not work
    -Goose
    ok thanks

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    original windex with newspaper for no streaks. when dry and they way you like it...i apply rain-x. no problems sun or rain.

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    i bought the Stoners Invisible Glass today and going to use newspaper

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    Ok, I was asking the same question just as late as yesterday!! The cleaners that they have out now are not as good as they were 10 years ago. Soo I ask a friend of mine that has a window washing company. He uses Dawn Dishwashing liquid and then he uses a 5" wide Squeegee to get the water off!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDowning View Post
    Ok, I was asking the same question just as late as yesterday!! The cleaners that they have out now are not as good as they were 10 years ago. Soo I ask a friend of mine that has a window washing company. He uses Dawn Dishwashing liquid and then he uses a 5" wide Squeegee to get the water off!!!
    that's probably because the ammonia content on cleaners of past years. While ammonia is a good cleaning agent for windows, the fumes it expels/flashes will eventually "cloud" the windshield

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    I went to a company that replaces windshields and bought the cleaner they use. It works really well at getting water spots and streaks out of windows.

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    key ingrediant is newspaper.

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    Back in the day newspapers were great but these days most use a water-based ink in thier printing......this will come off on your glass and cause smugs......if you can find the rolls of paper that is used on prepping cars for paint that works great.....just dont get the really thick stuff......that's what I use and it does fine.......

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    never have any probs with newspaper, but its all good. windex and a shammy work as well.

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    I use windex to clean it, then "buff" the windows with a dry cotten towel to get rid of streaks. Works good enough for me.

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    exactly, no fancy stuff needed.

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    i just stick my head out of my t tops when i cant see
    actually i have a special lint free cloth... as yall said just buff it after wards for that spot free-shine

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    cheese cloth, or a shammy.

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    Stoner's Invisible Glass and a clean microfiber towel.

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    make my own glass cleaner, works better than any OTC brands and cost way less.

    16oz rubbing alcohol
    2 tbsp prell hair shampoo (yes, the HARD stuff! LOL)
    1 gallon water

    if u want a little extra umph add a tsp of white vinegar

    I mix in an mt windsheild washer fluid bottle and it lasts about a year for a grand total of $4 spent. i also use surgical towels to clean the windows, completely lint free.

    After that I seal with the same sealant I use on my paint(ultimate paint sealant) to give that "rainx" effect.

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    what about on tinted glass. havent washed them yet casue some say it will turn blueish

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    damp lint free rag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcar View Post
    Stoner's Invisible Glass and a clean microfiber towel.
    thats what I used today ....worked great !

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