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How do you keep car windows clean?

Kitten

Active Member
So I kinda have ocd when it comes to my windows being clean ,in any car I'm in .. And since I bought this car I for the life of me can't get the windows clean without streaks ! I've done every little trick I've watched, read ,learned. ..Bought so much stuff guaranteed, streak free, blah blah ...At my wits end ,almost to tears with these damn windows ! Any advice?
 

Clothahump

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This will take an awful lot of work on your part, but it might be worth it. It's an old scuba diver's trick.

Get a tube of real toothpaste. Not gel, not whitener, etc. Spread a light layer on the inside of the window, let it sit for a minute, then wipe it off. Prevents streaking, fogging, all kinds of issues.
 

jgiun1

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Your also looking at a slight OCD with the windows being clean. When I fill up at pumps, I aways use the stations with window washer buckets & the sponge squeegee thing. I dip the sponge in the cleaner, shake a bit, hit all the outside door windows and use the squeege to do a quick big moisture removal .....

Then I grab a handful of paper towels and with light moisture from missed squeegee cleaner on window, detail the outside windows with paper towel while opening each door and doing the inside.

Works for me and I get compliments weekly on cleanest windows they ever seen.

I only use the stations that use the blue windshield washer fluid in the buckets.....some cheaper gas stations with stores here just fill with water. But most all carry the good commercial grade paper towels.(Love the thick blue one's...they clean a good window)

I started doing it in the winter of 2016 and stuck with me all year.
 
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sirius black

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I hate streaky windows. I just use Invisible Glass with a microfiber cloth, inside and out, with the exception of the front windscreen, where I’ve bought into the RainX hype. If I didn’t have all that stuff, I’d go back to 50/50 vinegar/water with newspaper instead of towels.
 

UberBeemer

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*cringes* yeaaa .... I see that now. ..
Which is better in yalls opinion ...Microfiber ,paper towels, Terry cloth. .Etc ?
I have good luck with regular windex or generic equivalent. I have so.e microfiber towels that I washed without fabric softener. Air dried, or they stick to each other in the drier. Or, the blue paper "shop towels" you can get in the auto section at walmart.

You can't always get rid of every streak though. You have to follow up with dry towels for touch up.
 

Uber's Guber

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Which is better in yalls opinion ...Microfiber ,paper towels, Terry cloth. .Etc ?
Microfiber... always finish with a clean dry one going side to side instead of up & down motion. And use real Windex (with ammonia) and not the generic knock-off brands.
Edit: as mentioned by UberBeamer, be sure to wash your microfiber towels without fabric softeners, a most important suggestion indeed.
 

UberBeemer

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Microfiber... always finish with a clean dry one going side to side instead of up & down motion. And use real Windex (with ammonia) and not the generic knock-off brands.
Edit: as mentioned by UberBeamer, be sure to wash your microfiber towels without fabric softeners, a most important suggestion indeed.
Careful Goob, you dont want a compliment starting any unwanted trends here... :wink:

I want to add, Walmart sells a bundle of nice, fairly large microfiber towels in their automotive isle. I think it was a pack of 10 for like 6 dollars, and they've held up well in the wash. Cheap ones wind up in your lint filter eventually, and dont clean as well.
 

SEAL Team 5

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So I kinda have ocd when it comes to my windows being clean , Any advice?
Don't use your vehicle for rideshare. You'll have pax smudging their dirty hands all over your windows. You'll have greasy hair product pax leaning their heads on your windows. You'll have disgusting pax spit out your window while you're driving 60 mph and half the loogie gets on the window.Get rid of your ocd or stop rideshare driving.
 
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