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#1 OFFLINE   Frisco1522

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 07:50 PM

I bought a new 2015 Titanium last week and have been going nuts trying to get the inside of the windshield streak free.  Who makes the best glass cleaner?









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#2 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:49 PM

Had this problem with mine after I got it. Settled on ammonia and water mixture followed with a final rinse with distilled water. Think it was a thin layer of plastic film from all the vinyls in the car out gassing in the sun. Bitch to get off with just glass cleaner.
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#3 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:08 PM

I used Stoner's Invisible Glass, works pretty well.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 11:05 AM

Stoners with a microfiber cloth or glass cleaning cloth.  If you wash those cloths with the regular laundry, avoid fabric softeners or dryer sheets.  Give them an extra rinse and hang to dry.

 

If the inside of the windshield is bad, I'll use a warm damp microfiber at first followed up with a dry microfiber.  Then hit it with Stoners.   Avoid doing this in hot sun.


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#5 OFFLINE   Tom Champagne

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 08:01 PM

+1 on Stoners...always  good luck with this product


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:20 AM

Another key to cleaning glass is to use a micro fiber towel - that helps A LOT compared to a towel or a paper towel as it grabs everything off the glass and doesn't leave a streak.


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#7 OFFLINE   PrinzII

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 02:00 PM

I have both Stoners and Sprayway.  Both work well on the glass with a microfiber cloth.



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:04 PM

I finally got around to really cleaning my windshield and rear hatch windows. I too had the same film on the inside of the windows which did not want to come off. I ended up taking a sponge with some dish washing liquid on it. I wiped each section a number of times, then dried with a cotton type cloth. I then went over it with some glass cleaner (Meguiars NXT stuff I had laying around). I sprayed the glass cleaner on then removed it with a microfiber cloth. I then went back over with a clean and dry microfiber cloth to remove any residue. Seemed to work for me. Just using glass cleaner really didn't help until I used the dish soap with sponge.


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#9 OFFLINE   hofiveo

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 05:42 AM

From AutoGeek:

 

The best way to treat your glass!

I travel to car shows all over the country, and I can honestly say that 9 out of 10 people don't know how to properly clean glass. First and foremost, never attempt to clean glass that's hot to the touch. Second, spray a liberal amount of cleaner directly onto the glass and wipe away residue using a Microfiber Glass Towel. Last, but certainly not least, spray the section you just cleaned with a FINE MIST of glass cleaner and use a second, CLEAN, DRY Microfiber Glass Towel to perform the final wipe. Use plenty of towels - one or two won't cut it.

For those of you with a longer attention span, let's dig a little deeper. Buckle up!

ALWAYS use a quality automotive glass cleaner. The stuff you buy at the big box store is best suited for cleaning services that are about to close their doors for good. The stuff we sell is trusted and, more importantly, is regularly used by myself and members of my staff.

McKee's 37 Krystal Vision Glass Cleaner is a superior auto glass cleaner that leaves glass clean and clear.

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Try McKee's 37 Krystal Vision Glass Cleaner for yourself. Spray the windshield. Wipe up and down, then side to side. Fold the towel and continue with a clean side. Right before your eyes, the glass will clear up completely. We're not talking clear from one angle, smeared from another angle. We're talking CLEAR, no matter how you look at it. I like the pump sprays because they're easier to control so you avoid overspray, but if you prefer an aerosol check out Griot's Garage Foaming Glass Cleaner.

Start by spraying directly onto the glass:

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Wipe cleaning using a Waffle Weave Glass Towel. No regular old towel will do! You NEED this towel if you want to be successful at cleaning glass. The lightweight, waffle weave design removes dirt and debris without causing the cleaner to streak or smear. There's a science behind towels too, you know.

This is important: have a lot of towels! One or two towels simply won't cut it. As the towel becomes damp and spoiled, you NEED a FRESH towel. Do yourself a favor and pick up a 6 pack of these bad boys.

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Tip from the pros: Clean exterior glass in a DIFFERENT direction than INTERIOR glass. That way you can properly identify if the streaks are on the inside or the outside.

"I can never get my windshield perfectly cleaned!" I hear that all the time at car shows, and the recurring issue that I see is water spots, road film, and industrial fallout. When I say "see," I mean literally - the windshields on most of these vehicles are in terrible shape. Glass cleaners are designed to remove topical stains, like finger prints, not the tough stuff like water spots and road film. Twice a year you need to cleanse your glass of the aforementioned contaminants using a specially designed glass polish, like Wolfgang Perfekt Vision Glass Polish.

Wolfgang Perfekt Vision Glass Polish is a citrus-based chemical cleaner infused with a blend of glass-safe abrasives designed to gently remove water spots, road film, and other common contaminants that are often found on the windshield of a daily driver. The specially-milled abrasives remove the offending contaminants without scratching glass. Apply by hand with a terrycloth applicator or by machine with a soft foam polishing pad.

Apply by hand or machine. Use an ample amount of product on a Wolfgang German Polish N Wax Applicator:

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Work the polish over the surface until the water spots or road film are gone:

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Remove residue and inspect your results! Use more as needed:

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Follow with a glass coating (think RainX, but better!) like McKee's 37 Glass Coatingto repel dirt, water and road film. Applying this coating only takes seconds, and it lasts up to one year! Water will bead up and roll off the windshield at speeds in excess of 45 mph.

Spray directly onto glass:

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Spread out using a Coating Applicator:

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Remove excess using a Gold Plush Jr. Microfiber Towel:

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For cleaning the INSIDE of your windshield, use a PFM Glass Towel from Griot's Garage. The stout, terry-weave fibers plus the ultra-convenient size fits perfectly in your hand and is very easy to control.

Small size fits perfectly in your hand:

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Again, wipe in the OPPOSITE direction as the exterior:

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Use a Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool where the dashboard meets the windshield. This also works great for the back window as well.

The Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool makes it easy to get invisible glass! The triangular head pivots to clean sloped windshields and back windows.

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The Stoner Invisible Glass Reach & Clean Tool features:

• Flexible pivoting head cleans curved surfaces
• Triangular head design reaches deep into corners
• 14" handle extends your reach
• Comfortable foam handle gives a firm grip
• Allows cleaning at awkward angles without stress
• Allows faster cleaning of difficult glass surfaces

There you have it! Now you can clean glass as well as the Autogeek staff!



#10 OFFLINE   Ginger Smith

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

Stoners and as seen on tv windshield reach and clean tool

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

I use one simular to this, bouget off an infomercial. Works well, but still needs elbow grease.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:25 PM

Stoner Invisible Glass works wonders ... and I can personally vouch for their Reach & Clean tool.  It works great to get the excess water off my Edge's roof after a car wash.






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