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Old 12-13-2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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The shade hides a lot when you detail your truck

So I detail cars on the side and I do my truck every week, Its funny to me how you can detail a car or truck in the shade and make it look great but as soon as you take it somewhere where the sun is beaming on it you can see all kinds of flaws if not done right. I use microfiber towels and the windows are what seems to fool me, marks everywhere when the sun hits it just right. Do you have this problem and if you dont what do you use? I drive the car into the sun to see where my problem spots are. Especially with dark colors and the inside of the windows.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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I never can get my windows flawless but damn close. I use sprayway glass cleaner and it seems to be the best I've found.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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I used to detail Cadillacs, back in the day, and we always used the foam in a can made by zep. Usually, I would clean the windows using the product and a micro cloth, then after I finished, I would go back with a clean micro cloth and just wipe them down again in the sun. Never had complaints
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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Newspaper

Just remembered this. Years ago I learned to use crumpled up newspapers instead of towels, with good ole Windex.

Don't remember/know why but I do recall it didn't leave any streaks and was way better than towels.

Hmm, I may have to try again and see how it goes.

I do remember having really inky fingers afterwards though.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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You know what I found out does a GREAT job on windows? Believe it or not, Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax, in the spray bottle. When used with a microfiber cloth, just a couple'o spritzes and a little elbow grease gives you crystal clear windows! Really works well.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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i use some industrial foam glass cleaner that i used to get at work. i never have problems with my windows, i have to find it and take a pic of the bottle to see if i can find it online
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:25 AM   #7
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I owned a detail biz for 5 years. If I wanted to replicate the sun while working in the shade or indoors, I used a 3M SunGun. There are other alternatives out there, but they are well worth their weight in gold.



Here's a comparison pic between the sungun and the real sun.



Even an overhead garage light can do the trick

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Old 12-24-2011, 12:13 PM   #8
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Invisible Glass

Wow, I didn't expect this to work so well. Was at my local Walgreens today, as a corp. employee I got 25% of today so I was shopping hungry.

Came across this:

The shade hides a lot when you detail your truck-img_0341.jpg

Used some crumpled up newspaper instead of cloth or paper towels and WOW! It was actually a little odd at first driving down the road as I felt like there was no windshield.

Here's a pic through the shield. What glass? Dang, now I can see how dirty my wife's Highlander is.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #9
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #10
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Invisble Glass is the best stuff out there. Use for home and auto. Inexpensive, you don't need alot, streak free, and safe on tint. I swear by it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #11
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I use sprayway glass cleaner and microfiber usually..

you can try vinegar and water, clean with newspaper... yea newspaper.. no streaks. make sure you wear gloves though or your hands will turn black.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:31 AM   #12
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Yup, that.

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I use sprayway glass cleaner and microfiber usually..

you can try vinegar and water, clean with newspaper... yea newspaper.. no streaks. make sure you wear gloves though or your hands will turn black.
I always used newspaper on my windows as a kid, with my '73 Gran Torino, 4 door. Totally forgot about it until earlier in this thread and had the recollection.

Just used newspaper again with Invisible Glass and Holey Sheet! Even my kids commented on how clear the windows were.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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If you have tinted windows be careful as to what product you use. Make sure you arent using a product with ammonia as it will turn your tint purple
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Stoner invisable glass is great !!!!!

If u have hard water spots then ths is the best ever !! See below

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Or diamondite version

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[QUOTE=Surferdude;4242441]Wow, I didn't expect this to work so well. Was at my local Walgreens today, as a corp. employee I got 25% of today so I was shopping hungry.

Came across this:

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I use the same thing but with the rain replant (misspelled sorry)
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I use the glass cleaner from Safelite and a cloth diaper on a regular basis, but I'll use newspaper or coffee filters if I want them ultra streak-free.
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I had some waterspots etched on the exterior surfaces of my windows. I used claybar and it actually removed most of the spots. Had to press pretty hard on the claybar though. For the interior surface of the glass I just use a lightly moist microfiber towel and follow up with a dry one. I have tint so I don't want to scratch the film up.
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You know what I found out does a GREAT job on windows? Believe it or not, Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax, in the spray bottle. When used with a microfiber cloth, just a couple'o spritzes and a little elbow grease gives you crystal clear windows! Really works well.
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