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Old 11-04-2012, 07:14 AM
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What is a good glass cleaner

None of the grocery store and auto parts store glass cleaners I have tried remove road film. All leave residue that can be seen when the sun shines directly on the glass. I have heard that Mothers now has a glass polish but I cannot get any information on it. I have also tried a home brew of ammonia, vinegar, alcohol and water with less than spectacular results.

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Try just vinegar and water and use old newspapers instead of towels.
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OK, how good is the stuff?

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I've searched for years for a glass "CLEANER" that really works.
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I use SPI wax and grease remover..the waterborne variety and tha tworks very well as a glass cleaner..

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I use SPI wax and grease remover..the waterborne variety and tha tworks very well as a glass cleaner..

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Never thought of that wil have to give it a try.

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I always have good results with windex and old newspapers instead of towels..

I find the newspaper is the key to a cleaner glass ..
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I always have good results with windex and old newspapers instead of towels..

I find the newspaper is the key to a cleaner glass ..
I tried that still streaks in direct sun.

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I tried that still streaks in direct sun.

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I do find that somethings isn't made like it use to be.. Seems like everything is watered down a lot..
Did you try rainx ??
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Try just vinegar and water and use old newspapers instead of towels.
X2 & randy would also agree, this works. Today however I needed a ice scraper with the freezing rain last night. Man them roads are slick as coon crap
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I go for the vinegar and water - about 3:1 water to vinegar solution.

Then wipe/rub with newspaper.

The pigments in the printers ink are excellent polishing agents, so I use the want ads as the wiper material - most ink per square inch!

(Sure makes my hands black, though!)
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My .02

Exterior glass:

First the glass has to be free of contaminants - if I'm not sure it gets a claybar treatment. The glass really has to be absolutely smooth to the touch, else do the claybar. It only takes a few moments.

Then clean with Stoner's Invisible Glass and wipe dry with a microfiber towel made for glass cleaning - most of these towels I've seen are green in color. There are similar products to Stoner's spray, just make sure if you have tinted windows that the product says it is safe for the tint (I've read several times that Windex is not safe for tint).

Then apply detail spray (I use Adam's) and wipe off with a microfiber towel.

Then a final polish with a clean dry microfiber towel. This is the step that gets any remaining streaks off the glass.

Microfiber towels tend to drag on clean windows, but the application of the detail spray in the third step lets the final polish in the fourth step go much easier.

Absolutely bright glass with no streaks. Do the same for interior windows except for the claybar step.
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i am a professional window washer.
i use dawn dishwashing liquid , 0000 steel or brass wool and a top notch squeegee.
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The best I've used is what my least favorite rag, Consumer's Report suggested.

In a gallon jug;
2 cups denatured/rubbing alcohol
1/2 cup ammonia
1 to 2 teaspoons of Dawn
Fill with water
Newspapers as the rag

Works much better then Windex and any other that I tried, including several of the expensive auto parts stores "best"

Vinyl out-gas is terrible to clean off. Cigarette smoke is almost as bad - and both are bad for your health.

Never had to use steel wool
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