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how to clean glASS

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by rpking, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    rpking

    rpking [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How in the name of John Waynes ASS do you get windows clean without streaks, haze and swirl marks????? I have tried Windex, Rainex, Stoner, plain water....microfiber rags, terry cloth, paper towels, towels that say they are for "glass only" nothing works, holyshit man I clean my windshield every day cause I drive at night every night and the bugs never stop, but I think most of the streaks and haze is on the inside cause I cant get a good fast buff on the glass due to the tight corners. alot of it is in the area where the dash meets the glass, I dont smoke in the truck so that is not an issue WTF any help???????:eek:
     
  2. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    rcbs204

    rcbs204 Well-Known Member Vendor

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    Seeing that your truck is brand new, it is more than likely the plastics/VOC's off gassing from the plastics. This is the new car smell you smell. It will be a few months before you will stop seeing it on the windows. Then they will come clean, in the mean time try a little vinegar in distilled water.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    YOU MAD!

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    . . . oh, OP, cant help. i spray my truck down every now and then, but i drive on dirt paths all day, never bother to keep it tooo clean. good luck, and bump!
     
  4. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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  5. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    i decided to me nice and not quote the fail lol. . . nice work.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    News paper, fuck that vinegar and stuff. Windex and news paper! Don't fuck the vinegar and stuff but seriously try the newspaper! You don't like that idea use a wet paper towel to soak the window, then use a dry one (paper towel) to wipe up the streaks! :cheers:
     
  7. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Newspaper and invisible glass :cool:
     
  8. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    Thanks everyone, hell I'll try anything, it's really starting to PISS ME OFF
     
  9. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    seksilumpia

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    newspaper ftw! something about the way it bonds,cant explain it but it works
     
  10. Jul 4, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    travelingman

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    I'm anal about my windows and the best thing I've found is Sprayway glass cleaner from Home Depot and a 100% cotton baby blanket.Cleans it spotless.
     
  11. Jul 4, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    I know I'll get flamed, but I wax all my glass. Spray detailer between waxes as needed. I can treat the glass just like the paint.

    Works better than anything else I've tried...
     
  12. Jul 4, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    I thought about waxing my glass glad to see it works :)
     
  13. Jul 5, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    For the outside, use a clay bar. For the inside, spray your glass cleaner on the microfiber then wipe the glass
     
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    I use a glass cleaner that comes in packs (of course) at Costco. It works great and I recommend it.


    Not sure what brand it is, but it is a blue can that says "glass cleaner".
     
  18. May 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) is worth a shot if all else fails.
     
  19. May 4, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    I see this is an old thread, but I'll add..

    I've found never to clean the windows in direct sun, as it immediately will streak. The trick is to coat the entire window in cleaner (the foaming glass cleaner works the best) and wipe with microfiber.
     
  20. May 4, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    I use Invisible Glass and newspaper. Then dry off with some cloth specifically for windows, not really like a towel per se but works well it seems.
     
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