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Sprayway glass cleaner. No more windex!
Gets the inside of the windshield clean.


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I use nothing but paper towels and water.


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I had one vehicle that had so much of the oils on the windshield that I finally used lacquer thinner to wipe it down, then cleaned with windex. Be careful to/ keep the lacquer thinner off the upholstery.


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Bounder Billy wrote:

Safelight auto glass cleaner is the best thing I have ever used on windows or mirrors. They sell it at there stores, or will give you a free can when they fix a crack.


I got Binswanger. Prolly the same stuff.

AND Just plain water on a wet rag doea well also. Wipe it with a wet towel, and then dry it with a paper towel, or dry wash cloth.


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ArmorALL glass cleaner and newspaper. It's what has worked for me.


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I have fought this problem for years! I have bought only vehicles with leather interiors for decades, and I think the leather preservatives make this particular problem much worse.

I only recently found the cure:

I use a rechargeable multi-driver tool, one of those tools that vibrate at high speed, with the triangular sanding attachment that uses a hook & loop method to hold sandpaper. Only I don't use sandpaper, I use hook & loop buffing pads which I got from Amazon.

Just spray the inside liberally with any glass cleaner, run the buffing pad over the windshield a few times, noting the tiny bubbles the pad makes in the solution, and then wipe off the resulting 'foam' with whatever you like to use. The key is in loosening all the film, not what you wipe it down with.

The high-speed oscillations cut right through the film on the windshield, and you don't have to work at it as the tool does the real work. You just move it around for about a half-minute per vehicle side.

That's it! No more streaks. For awhile, anyway, until the film accumulates and the game repeats.

By the way, I had planned on using a spinning disk, so I bought 6" buffing disks. Upon reflection, I was concerned that a high speed spinning disk might make permanent swirl 'burn' marks. This works better, I think, as the oscillations are very small, but very fast. Four inch disks might be better, but the 6" disks work very good, and since I have three of them, I doubt I'll get 4" any time soon.

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Yeah newspaper would work....if the darned local paper would deliver the one I subsribed to 3 weeks ago :-/


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For all of my windows, home as well as auto, I use a handful of corn starch in a bucket of hot water. Wipe it on with a cloth or cleaning sheepskin, then wipe or squeegee off before it dries.

I even use the squeegee on the front MH windshield inside and out. Makes for a quick job.


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Have always used newspaper to assure a streak proof finish. Try not to use newspaper with colored print but standard copy with black print. Some of the colored inks are so glossy they do not work well.


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K Charles wrote:

Use vinegar and wipe it off with newspaper.


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