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Old 07-12-2009, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you use to clean the inside of your Windshield and Windows?

so sometimes when the sun hits my windshield at a certain angle i can see streaks on the inside of my windshield.

i was wondering what would be the best method to clean them? i was told that some windex and papertowel would do the job but was just wondering if there are any other useful tips that i may get from you folks
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I'm a Windex and paper towels user. To avoid streaks, I try my best to avoid wiping the windows when there is alot of heat on the glass and inside of the car. For example, don't wipe them at noon on a 100 degree day.
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Same here.

I've tried all different types of towel's/cloths/etc.

Along with all different types of glass cleaners such as; foams, Windex, or other automotive window products.

I've found that paper towel's and Windex does it the best. Truly a streak free finish. And will save you a few bucks to avoid spending $12.00 on some automotive window cleaner at Autozone.
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Sometimes I get those too. I will give it a try with Windex and see whats up.
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After the Windex and paper towel, keep a small cotton towel or a microfiber towel in the car for the in-between cleanings. It will eliminate the streaks you see.
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$2.50 for a bottle of stoner's invisible glass

It's probably the same performace as Windex, but doesn't dry as fast you have to use a good amount of elbow work with this stuff, but I like it makes birds run into my car......
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+1 for the microfiber towel. Just give it a quick pass after you've cleaned it using windex and you're all set.

Remember NOT to use windex though on the inside windows if you have tint. It will make it purple.
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I use Stoners invisible glass (spray bottle) and a MF.

Fold the MF, one side will be for cleaning and the other for drying.
Spray SIG the wipe clean with mf, flip the mf and dry off the area. You should not get anymore streaks.
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Remember NOT to use windex though on the inside windows if you have tint. It will make it purple.
Not just purple. It will literally melt the tint film.

Newspaper works well too.
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Same here.

I've tried all different types of towel's/cloths/etc.

Along with all different types of glass cleaners such as; foams, Windex, or other automotive window products.

I've found that paper towels and Windex does it the best. Truly a streak free finish. And will save you a few bucks to avoid spending $12.00 on some automotive window cleaner at Autozone.
AGREED +1 & add the microfiber towel to finish it.
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Windex and newspapers work well. I have found that black and white papers work the best.
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Not just purple. It will literally melt the tint film.

Newspaper works well too.
What's best to use on tint then? This is good to know!
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i think works best... no windex... just newspaper alone
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I recently tried using a shammy to dry one of the cars, and then used it to wipe down my windows, followed by a microfiber towell. Works wonders! Truely streak free!

Don't pay for those chemical glass cleaners!
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