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Best way to clean inside of car windscreen?

patonarpatonar

OK - so last time i did this it was so streaky at night time, i am a little cautious of doing it myself again. Last couple of times it was done by the valet.

What do you guys use as an interior glass cleaner? And what implements (e.g. Chamois?) do you use to help you get the perfect smear free finish?

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      Russonf
      newspaper and vinegar.

      you're welcome
      Ellie Phant
      Damp cloth followed by crumpled newspaper.... not tried vinegar but probably be better.
      patonar
      Last time round i used a household glass cleaner and newspaper and it was awful. Made my car undriveble in the dark with oncoming lights
      justanothercid
      Get a mini valet does the whole car and doesn't break the bank.
      Tony68k
      Last time I cleaned mine I used a 'car' glass cleaner, and a couple of micro-fibre cloths. I used to smoke so the crud on it was quite bad and it used to take a few goes. Just make sure you 'polish' it really well with the final cloth and keep your fingers off it.
      4spoons
      Microfibre cloth and small amount of any decent automotive glass cleaner.

      Wipe side to side on the inside and up and down on the outside, so if you leave any streak you can tell which side they are on!

      Edited By: 4spoons on Dec 08, 2013 11:16: typo
      andy8
      andy810 months, 2 weeks ago #7Show comment tools Reply
      Bleach. :D
      moob
      moob10 months, 2 weeks ago #8Show comment tools Reply
      Tony68k
      Last time I cleaned mine I used a 'car' glass cleaner, and a couple of micro-fibre cloths. I used to smoke so the crud on it was quite bad and it used to take a few goes. Just make sure you 'polish' it really well with the final cloth and keep your fingers off it.

      4spoons
      Microfibre cloth and small amount of any decent automotive glass cleaner.

      Wipe side it side on the inside and up and down on the outside, so if you leave any streak you can tell which side they are on!

      Totally agree with this microfibre cloths do the best job, also excellent for removing condensation.
      mclovin9091
      newspaper and vinegar on the inside and potato for the outside.
      moob
      moob10 months, 2 weeks ago #10Show comment tools Reply
      mclovin9091
      newspaper and vinegar on the inside and potato for the outside.


      Then apply heat = bag of chips?
      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.
      moob
      moob10 months, 2 weeks ago #12Show comment tools Reply
      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.

      Attention to detail? Didn't you notice that the method you've suggested has been posted 3 times above your post?
      traceym
      A good wad of quality kitchen roll, slightly dampened with warm water and fairy liquid, give the window a good clean, don't rinse just polish with more kitchen roll, I always use the blitz stuff, mine are always streak free and the small amount of fairy left behind prevents fogging.
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      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.



      Obviously fallen for the Auto Glym hype.
      aircanman
      moob
      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.

      Attention to detail? Didn't you notice that the method you've suggested has been posted 3 times above your post?


      No one mentioned Auto Glym Car Glass Polish before I did, looks like you need your windows cleaning....
      aircanman
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      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.



      Obviously fallen for the Auto Glym hype.


      Yes, obviously, there are also many more products which cost 2/3 x more than Auto Glym, I have tried them as well, but AG CG Polish, is the best product out there, and I know how to clean car windows.

      Terrabytes
      Microfibre cloth dunked in Stardrops solution and wrung out to near dryness.


      Lovely, streak city.
      moob
      moob10 months, 2 weeks ago #17Show comment tools Reply
      4spoons
      Microfibre cloth and small amount of any decent automotive glass cleaner.

      Wipe side to side on the inside and up and down on the outside, so if you leave any streak you can tell which side they are on!

      aircanman
      moob
      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.

      Attention to detail? Didn't you notice that the method you've suggested has been posted 3 times above your post?


      No one mentioned Auto Glym Car Glass Polish before I did, looks like you need your windows cleaning....

      The brand is unimportant. Then again, its you we're talking with here, the ultimate label guy.
      DangerousBeans
      Just damp Chamois leather.
      sterlingdeal
      Buy a car with wipers on the inside.
      4spoons
      aircanman
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      aircanman
      I promise you all of the above will still leave streaks at night-time, it is almost impossible to get a streak free finish when using a spray cleaner, and anyone who says different is either lying or has a lower attention to detail.

      The best way to do this is to use a high quality microfibre cloth, I suggest Auto Glym high def red cloth, and then use Auto Glym car glass polish, this dries after 5 mins, and comes off leaving no streaks behind.



      Obviously fallen for the Auto Glym hype.


      Yes, obviously, there are also many more products which cost 2/3 x more than Auto Glym, I have tried them as well, but AG CG Polish, is the best product out there, and I know how to clean car windows.

      Terrabytes
      Microfibre cloth dunked in Stardrops solution and wrung out to near dryness.


      Lovely, streak city.


      Glass polish is only required if you have a serious residue to remove or in preparation for an application of some kind of treatment.
      Autoglym glass polish is fine for the Halfords massive but there are much better products, most notably Gtechniq G4.

      But you shouldn't be using this for regular cleaning. If you are really keen then Meguiar´s Detailer Glass Cleaner is the absolute best but only comes in a huge concentrate bottle for professional use.
      If you can't get a streak free finish with a microfibre and glass cleaner then you are doing it wrong.

      Edited By: 4spoons on Dec 08, 2013 18:58: typo

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