Cleaning the windows? Tips?

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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby garbo41610 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:55 pm

garbo41610 wrote:I've used a few different window cleaners and the best for my money is Mint. Cleans everything off and doesn't leave streaks. It's bloody great actually.

$10? That's cheap! The other name brands are like $15+


Yeah it's great stuff, and for $10 you can't go wrong. I fully detail the car every 2 weeks and I do the insides and outsides of the windows every weekend because it's so cheap. It works so well you don't need to use much (i.e. just a really fine mist on the window) to get them crystal clear. Schmootz on the windscreen bugs me no end. In between details, whenever I am sitting at traffic lights I am always grabbing the microfibre towel out of the glove box to clean something off the inside of the windscreen because I want it absolutely perfect at all times. It annoys my gf so much (which makes me do it more lol).
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby BoxerGT » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:02 am

I run a mobile detailing business and have found best, easiest and cheapest results from a simple thorough wipe down with damp microfibre cloth (squeeze out almost all water) followed by a second DRY microfibre cloth to dry off. I have tried many "crystal clear automotive window cleaner" type products, both cheap and expensive and none are worth a cent in my opinion - the key to good detailing results is often in the technique rather than expensive products.
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby Nottage969 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:22 am

hamish_023 wrote:What are you putting on your door frame? any conditioner? Alot of people 'treat' their doors trims with greasy conditioners that never absorb into the trim as it has a protecting coating over the top and it soon evaporates and sticks to the windows.


Hmmmm. I may have just found my answer to streaky foggy windows at night! :oops:

BoxerGT wrote:I run a mobile detailing business and have found best, easiest and cheapest results from a simple thorough wipe down with damp microfibre cloth (squeeze out almost all water) followed by a second DRY microfibre cloth to dry off. I have tried many "crystal clear automotive window cleaner" type products, both cheap and expensive and none are worth a cent in my opinion - the key to good detailing results is often in the technique rather than expensive products.


Good to know, thanks mate! Plan to give my car a good wash today so i'll keep that in mind! Thanks!
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby vp920b » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:02 pm

Better use glass polish for outside such as Sonax or Autoglym.

For inside, use Meguiars glass no streak. Good stuff and 10 bucks only if i'm not wrong
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby silverlib08 » Mon May 28, 2012 7:27 am

use are all wasting money on these produtcs, all u need is a spary bottle and a 50/50 mix of metho and water and a microfiber cloth, works perfect and safe for tinited windows
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby Nottage969 » Mon May 28, 2012 11:05 am

silverlib08 wrote:all u need is a spary bottle and a 50/50 mix of metho and water and a microfiber cloth, works perfect and safe for tinited windows


Mate mentioned this to me on Friday and i tried it over the weekend, it's fantastic, and CHEAP! Beats the stuff i have been using that fogs up the windows something chronic :cry:
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby Rome_BRZ » Mon May 28, 2012 11:28 am

silverlib08 wrote:use are all wasting money on these produtcs, all u need is a spary bottle and a 50/50 mix of metho and water and a microfiber cloth, works perfect and safe for tinited windows


If you'll read two posts above you'll see that someone has already recommended a method, using a slightly damp microfibre cloth to wipe the windows, then wipe them down with a dry microfibre cloth. That's pretty much free (water might cost you like $0.002 for the amount you'd use) if you already have the cloths.
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby AlpineRaven » Thu May 31, 2012 8:25 pm

I use car polish inside window - I find it that it doesnt "fog up" inside the window... am i weird?
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby cjdexter » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:13 pm

Autoglym Glass Polish.

Don't use it where you have tint. Other than that, it's great stuff.
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby Rednobius » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:32 pm

1 part white vinegar to 9 parts cold water.

Wipe down with damp microfibre, wipe dry with dry microfibre. Works brilliantly and safe on tint.
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby bloodviper » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:22 pm

Metho and abit if window cleaner
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby bloodviper » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:23 pm

And use two microfibre cloths
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby hamish_023 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:20 pm

Rednobius wrote:1 part white vinegar to 9 parts cold water.

Wipe down with damp microfibre, wipe dry with dry microfibre. Works brilliantly and safe on tint.


Makes your car smell nice as well..
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby bosc0 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:58 am

hamish_023 wrote:Makes your car smell nice as well..


Lol....
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Re: Cleaning the windows? Tips?

Postby Gen5is » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:05 am

Stoner's Invisible Glass works well. I've bought the rain repellent version, beads the waters on my windscreen and it looks pretty haha
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