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Old 08-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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I use Windex and paper towels on my windows, rear view mirror, side mirrors and I still get streaks. It's dirving me nuts.......... There seams to be something around the edge of the side and rear view mirrors causing smearing.

I also notice that on both side windows theres what looks to be water spots all across the windows but they wont come out with Windex.

Any ideas??
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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Lifehacker had an article once about cleaning streaky windows with newspaper and vinegar diluted with water.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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Try "Stoners invisible glass"...Lot better than windex imo.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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Lifehacker had an article once about cleaning streaky windows with newspaper and vinegar diluted with water.
Works great. This is what most of the car show guys use.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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any kind of foaming glass cleaner will do better than blue juice
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:46 PM   #6
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when u wash u have to get the water off those windows asap.i had the same issue. i use windex
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:48 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice!

Anyone know the water/vinegar ratio?
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:48 PM   #8
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i have 0 problems.i use a micro fiber towel and invisible glass , or diamondite.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:53 PM   #9
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when u wash u have to get the water off those windows asap.i had the same issue. i use windex
Yea, I live in Arizona and it's been averaging about 110 degrees so far. I pull it out the garage and wash then right back into the garage after washing.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
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i use a california gel blade to move the water
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:15 PM   #12
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im glad im not the only one with those effing streaks on my windows - hard not to notice them with the windows up and 12% tint
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:15 PM   #13
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Best stuff I've found yet to get and keep the windows clean.

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Old 08-08-2009, 10:28 PM   #14
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I usually just use a couple of cloth towels, one damp and one dry. For the inside they look pretty good. I might go over them a couple of times and usually pretty clean after.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:40 PM   #15
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i use rain x with a microfiber towel and it works pretty good, the spots might be cause of hard water. i have that same problem, it sucks.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #16
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Try "Stoners invisible glass"...Lot better than windex imo.
Invisible glass works very well with newspaper. Newspaper must be non-colored. I had to purchase Zaino window polish to clean the exterior glass due to water spots. It works wonders. They were on the car when I got it. I can tell you this, the inside of the windshield and back windows are a real b*tch around the bottom.
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It is wierd but yes crumpled newspaper works the best on windows. I had some windows that would smear on my old car that I tried everything to get them clean. It wasn't until I used the newspaper that did the trick.

Apparently the ink in the paper does something to polish the windows.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:57 AM   #18
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Try "Stoners invisible glass"...Lot better than windex imo.
Stoners Invisible Glass is AMAZING. Used to use Windex, not anymore. I used it on our patio sliding glass door and my husband walked right into it thinking I left it open. It's that good.
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another vote for Stoner's Invisible Glass. Love this stuff!!!
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I use just any window cleaner I usually go over the window 2-3 times (if the window is that dirty) with a different cloth each time. The first time, I saturate the window pretty well and use the first cloth and wipe it really good. The second time I use much much less cleaner and use a new cloth and finish it off. Then I'll go back with a completely dry microfiber and remove any smudges left behind.

Kind of long, but that's what works for me.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:56 AM   #21
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Shoot...I've had a can of that invisible stuff in my garage for like...two years now. My buddy brought it over once to help clean my windows. don't think we ever got around to it...and it's still sitting there. I'm going to have to go and give it a shot.
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Another vote for newspaper.........it always worked for me.
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I use Windex and paper towels on my windows, rear view mirror, side mirrors and I still get streaks. It's dirving me nuts.......... There seams to be something around the edge of the side and rear view mirrors causing smearing.

I also notice that on both side windows theres what looks to be water spots all across the windows but they wont come out with Windex.

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First, switch to 'Stoners Invisible Glass' and also try newspapers in addition to paper towels.

Second, try a polish, or even a clay bar, to clean/remove water spots from glass.

That should take care of your windows.

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #25
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Great Info!!

I tried Windex with a micro fiber cloth, big improvment but still some water spots. I ordered Zaino window cleaner and a bunch of other stuff....... can't just order 1 thing

Is Invisible Glass available at Wal-Mart ect..........
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