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Old 05-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good tips on how to get the windshield good and clean? I thought it was clean after my wash and wax the other day but when I headed into the sun it looked really hazy. I cleaned both sides inside and out. I used rainX window cleaner and paper towels.

Any suggestions on how to get a cleaner windshield?
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I have noticed that hazy film also. It is hard to get the windows completely clean.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One tip is to use something other than paper towels, either cloth (what I use) or crumpled newspaper (reputed to work well, I have not tried). Paper towels have additives that some people think leave a haze.
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For the inside windows, especially the front, I use one of the 'As seen on TV' window cleaner that is the microfiber bonnet on a swiveling handle. I found it for $10 at a local Rite-Aid. Having a flat surface that swivels really helps on the hatch window too. The only thing I've cleaned my exterior windows with is when I wash the car and use Wipe and Shine. I just buff them again with a clean microfiber cloth. On the inside I just use water.

Being that no one has or will smoke in my car it is amazing how fast the 'film' builds up.
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Thanks Jim. Is Wipe and Shine a commercial (i.e., Eagle) product?
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I had the same problem until I started cleaning them with Invisible Glass and a microfiber towel.

Haze and fog is now gone.
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Thanks Jim. Is Wipe and Shine a commercial (i.e., Eagle) product?
Yes, its an Eagle product. Wipe and Shine is the 'touch-up' in-between-waxing cleaner. I have my windows tinted and after buffing with a clean microfiber cloth the windows have a nice gloss to them. Regardless of 'product' I think the microfiber towel is the key to clean windows.

For the interior windows having the cleaner tool really helps too. It makes it easy to have long, straight parallel strokes. That seems to make any haze buildup much less distracting.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Here are a couple of old ways:

On the outside, to remove that greasy road film, Bon Ami cleanser. It has very fine granules and does not scratch. Sprinkle it all over the glass, especially at the ends of the wiper travel arc, then wet it down to form a thin paste, then wipe and rinse with lots of water.

Inside, the tried and true materials are amonia water and newsprint. The newsprint works just as well with almost any glass cleaner. BUT #2 - don't use newspaper. The ink will stain the plastic and fabric inteiror surfaces. Get a big pad of artist's newsprint for charcoal drawing. One pad will last quite a while (years).
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+2 on the Invisible Glass - good performance AND price!
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[QUOTE=JimJohnD;166225]For the inside windows, especially the front, I use one of the 'As seen on TV' window cleaner that is the microfiber bonnet on a swiveling handle. I found it for $10 at a local Rite-Aid. Having a flat surface that swivels really helps on the hatch window too. The only thing I've cleaned my exterior windows with is when I wash the car and use Wipe and Shine. I just buff them again with a clean microfiber cloth. On the inside I just use water.

Being that no one has or will smoke in my car it is amazing how fast the 'film' builds up.[/QUOI

I bought one of those also and it really makes cleaning that big windshield on the inside much easier. That film buildup makes you wonder what is in air on the inside of the car.
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