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HypnoticJester
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Mar 6, 4:12pm - #412277 
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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Mar 6, 5:13pm - #412278 
I want to know this too

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Mar 6, 5:46pm - #412279 
I
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!!!

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

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Mar 7, 2:32am - #412281 
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.

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Mar 7, 2:40am - #412282 
windex and a good squeegee happywink thumbsup paper towel for little details wave

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Teknikal
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Mar 7, 7:07am - #412283 
You shouldn't use paper towels on your windows because it can scratch them.

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Mar 7, 1:02pm - #412284 
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.

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Mar 7, 1:12pm - #412285 
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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Mar 7, 1:27pm - #412286 
vinegar and newspaper thumbsup


this is no longer a guys hobbie.





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Mar 7, 1:42pm - #412287 
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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Mar 7, 1:46pm - #412288 
windex and newspaper...

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

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Mar 7, 1:56pm - #412289 
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.

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Mar 7, 4:28pm - #412290 
I use stoner's invisible glass or Eagle one 20/20 with a MF towel

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Mar 7, 5:24pm - #412291 
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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Mar 7, 5:31pm - #412292 
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.

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Mar 7, 5:47pm - #412293 
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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Mar 7, 10:08pm - #412294 
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.

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HypnoticJester
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Mar 8, 11:12am - #412295 
i forgot about the newspaper thing glad i made this post smile


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Mar 8, 11:48am - #412296 
i use invisible glass too

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