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    Hate Cleaning Windows

    I hate cleaning my inside windows. Got any tips on making this easy and doing a nice job at the same time?

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    I started using Stoner Invisible Glass about 20 years ago, with a cheap microfiber towel it does a very good job on glass.

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Agree with Stoner product, but I also use a clay bar that is no longer any good for the paint, on my windows - they (claybars) still have pleanty of life left in them for that task, and the clay will remove anything that isn't glass - clean up afterwards with a shot of the Stoners, and you'll swear your windows have disappeared,,,,,,

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Is it easy to use???? Is it expensive??

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    I thought this idea was brilliant:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ght=dishwasher

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Hey thanks Elvis. That thread did have some great advice. I have one of the small squeegies. That with the towel over the dash and rear deck should help a lot. I will try the dish formula some time too..... Thanks!

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Frost
    Agree with Stoner product, but I also use a clay bar that is no longer any good for the paint, on my windows - they (claybars) still have pleanty of life left in them for that task, and the clay will remove anything that isn't glass - clean up afterwards with a shot of the Stoners, and you'll swear your windows have disappeared,,,,,,
    So you use the clay bar on the inside of your windows, I have never thought of that. Does the clay bar actually show the dirt it picks up off the windows like it does the paint? I am really interested in something that does not smear the windows, it would be cool if the combo you mentioned works for me.

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Yes claying works great for glass too, Bon-Ami and 0000 steel wool also do a great job. The claying of the glass will show dirt like it does on your paint, but the glass would have to be pretty dirty

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    OK, I guess it's time to share some secrets the pro's use with you guys. Here is a formula for cleaning glass
    Get some DeNatured Alcohol (at any hardware store, its cheap)
    take a 32oz spray bottle and put 2-3 oz of the DNA in it fill with distilled water. This is what most pro's use that want effective glass cleaning without spending money on retail glass cleaners. always use the 2 towel method, the first towel will get most of the dirt, second will remove streaks and finish up nice. I know this works because windows was the weakest part of my detailing procedure. Gary

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Hmmm... Interesting tip. I will have to give it a shot sometime. How do you get the distilled water? Boil it or something?

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Distilled water can be bought at grocery store

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by turbomangt
    OK, I guess it's time to share some secrets the pro's use with you guys. Here is a formula for cleaning glass
    Get some DeNatured Alcohol (at any hardware store, its cheap)
    take a 32oz spray bottle and put 2-3 oz of the DNA in it fill with distilled water. This is what most pro's use that want effective glass cleaning without spending money on retail glass cleaners. always use the 2 towel method, the first towel will get most of the dirt, second will remove streaks and finish up nice. I know this works because windows was the weakest part of my detailing procedure. Gary

    Is that mix safe for tinted windows too?


    Walter

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by turbomangt
    ...windows was the weakest part of my detailing procedure....
    hey me too, but im thinkin it may just be my own windows, cause hey are scratched up etc so no amount of cleaning will get em looking clean

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    Walter, yes it is safe for tint....gary

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    Re: Hate Cleaning Windows

    dna is great and tint safe. I do sometimes use my grandmas old remedy.. i smoke... white vinegar and newspaper.. sounds crazy but works then.. dna

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