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Washing windows #412277 Mar 6, 4:12pm Mar 6, 4:12pm
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Washing windows
What do you guys use to wash your windows inside and out. I put some rain x on them yesterday and today they look bad its like streaky as hell and kinda looks like it fucked up my windshield. Hope it didnt mess up my tint or nethings


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Re: Washing windows [Re: HypnoticJester] #412278 Mar 6, 5:13pm Mar 6, 5:13pm
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I want to know this too

Re: Washing windows [Re: KickScrew] #412279 Mar 6, 5:46pm Mar 6, 5:46pm
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use Rain-X twice a week. It cuts the bugs off of the windscreen. If too much is used it will be fogy, hazy, streaky like you said. Mist some water on the glass, and then buff it clear. I use a paper towel to apply, another to be sure the coat is even, the n the third to polish. If you have access to ethanol alcohol, it can be used to dilute the wax in the rain-x so it's not to strong.

The only thing I use inside is Sign Off by Spartan I paid too much for my 5% tint
for anything else!!

http://www.spartanchemical.com/sfa/MSDSRep.nsf/0/d085562b1b180e20852567df00536252?OpenDocument

This is its Data sheet. It is safe on interior trim, gauges, wood and carbon fiber. It will not mess with the stenciled letters on plastic either! I found a bottle in a cockpit one day and tried it. Been hooked ever sence!!!

Re: Washing windows [Re: HypnoticJester] #412280 Mar 6, 10:22pm Mar 6, 10:22pm
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[quote=HypnoticJester][/quote]I use the guys at the carwash smile LOL

Re: Washing windows [Re: bajoconstruction] #412281 Mar 7, 2:32am Mar 7, 2:32am
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Invisible Glass

$4.99 at pep-boys.First thing ive used to clean my windows that hasn't left streaks or that oh so great haze.

Re: Washing windows [Re: HypnoticJester] #412282 Mar 7, 2:40am Mar 7, 2:40am
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windex and a good squeegee happywink thumbsup paper towel for little details wave

Re: Washing windows [Re: morris] #412283 Mar 7, 7:07am Mar 7, 7:07am
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You shouldn't use paper towels on your windows because it can scratch them.

Re: Washing windows [Re: beano457] #412284 Mar 7, 1:02pm Mar 7, 1:02pm
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Originally Posted by beano457
Invisible Glass

$4.99 at pep-boys.First thing ive used to clean my windows that hasn't left streaks or that oh so great haze.

Re: Washing windows [Re: ToiletPaper] #412285 Mar 7, 1:12pm Mar 7, 1:12pm
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I use an ammonia based cleaner like Windex. You still have to be careful so as not to get streaks (don't let the cloth get too wet before you switch to a dry one).


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Re: Washing windows [Re: ExNihilo] #412286 Mar 7, 1:27pm Mar 7, 1:27pm
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vinegar and newspaper thumbsup


this is no longer a guys hobbie.





Re: Washing windows [Re: Skyla] #412287 Mar 7, 1:42pm Mar 7, 1:42pm
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Outside - Rain-X once a month, wipe on & buff off w/ soft paper towels.

Inside - Slightly damp rag (water). I'll try the stuff you guys use on the interior to see if I can get rid of streaks.


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Re: Washing windows [Re: RavynX] #412288 Mar 7, 1:46pm Mar 7, 1:46pm
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windex and newspaper...

newspaper doesnt leave streaks... the hobo's are smart.

Re: Washing windows [Re: RavynX] #412289 Mar 7, 1:56pm Mar 7, 1:56pm
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Avoid using ammonia based cleaners on film tinted windows, at least on the inside part where the actual tint film is located.

You can do a search in google for "cleaning tinted windows" and find dozens of pages with advice on this subject.

Re: Washing windows [Re: GTS2003BLK] #412290 Mar 7, 4:28pm Mar 7, 4:28pm
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I use stoner's invisible glass or Eagle one 20/20 with a MF towel

Re: Washing windows [Re: Teknikal] #412291 Mar 7, 5:24pm Mar 7, 5:24pm
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I use "gunk glass cleaner". A buddy showed me once andI haven't stopped usign it since. It is amazing... never streaks!!!! thumbsup thumbsup

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Re: Washing windows [Re: 00GTShope] #412292 Mar 7, 5:31pm Mar 7, 5:31pm
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a cap of vinegar in water works wonders. also Teknikal how can paper scratch glass? I've done my science before and I think paper is lower on the hardness scale.

Re: Washing windows [Re: HypnoticJester] #412293 Mar 7, 5:47pm Mar 7, 5:47pm
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I only use Stoner Invisible Glass. You can get it at any auto parts store. Safe to use on exterior & interior, okay to use on tint. Know matter what you decide to use always wipe glass with newspaper. It doesn't leave streaks or lint. Hope this helps.

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Re: Washing windows [Re: SunburstCelica] #412294 Mar 7, 10:08pm Mar 7, 10:08pm
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I wouldn't use paper towels on my paint so I won't use it on my windows either. Especially when there are better options available.

Re: Washing windows [Re: Teknikal] #412295 Mar 8, 11:12am Mar 8, 11:12am
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i forgot about the newspaper thing glad i made this post smile


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Re: Washing windows [Re: HypnoticJester] #412296 Mar 8, 11:48am Mar 8, 11:48am
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i use invisible glass too

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