So, what actually DOES clean the inside of the windscreen ?

So, what actually DOES clean the inside of the windscreen ?

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Brian Lacey

Original Poster:

72 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th June
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The sun shines and the inside of the windscreen is STILL smeared !!! (expletive).
I have tried..., house window cleaner, kitchen surface cleaner, chamois leather, vinegar, proprietary windscreen cleaner, nail polish remover, neat windscreen wash concentrate just to list a few. ...... and it is still smeary in the sunlight.
It does not help that it slopes away and the dash top is long and broad so getting a good, even hand pressure to clean is not easy but even so .......
So what am I doing wrong ? How do I clean the smears that seem totally resistant to everything ?
Thanks
Brian.

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,581 posts

22 months

Wednesday 9th June
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KARCHER window vac.

TheLuke

2,207 posts

108 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Little dab of grease on a cloth, small as possible.

Trust me.

Dixy

2,126 posts

172 months

Wednesday 9th June
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You need more than just solvent, I use cheap window cleaner with fine wire wool, then polish with a clean cloth.

HustleRussell

19,659 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th June
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IME people tend to use too much product and get it too wet. Cleaning the inside of the screen is more like polishing; a little product and a lot of elbow grease. I can get mine perfect with vinegar or vinegar based glass cleaner and kitchen towel.

flashbang

1,542 posts

41 months

Wednesday 9th June
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99% IPA mixed with distilled water 50/50. Spray on, wipe with paper roll and buff with more paper roll.

RicksAlfas

11,191 posts

211 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Autoglym Car Glass Polish.
(Not the squirty stuff).

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,581 posts

22 months

Wednesday 9th June
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TheLuke said:
Little dab of grease on a cloth, small as possible.

Trust me.
rofl

BuzzBravado

2,907 posts

138 months

Wednesday 9th June
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take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey said:
KARCHER window vac.
On a concave screen? Sounds like a pain in the arse.

57Ford

2,166 posts

101 months

Wednesday 9th June
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BuzzBravado said:
take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey said:
KARCHER window vac.
On a concave screen? Sounds like a pain in the arse.
And it’s supposed to be upright so would probably drip all over your dash.

CraigyMc

12,464 posts

203 months

Wednesday 9th June
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flashbang said:
99% IPA mixed with distilled water 50/50. Spray on, wipe with paper roll and buff with more paper roll.
My car now smells of beer.

av185

13,723 posts

94 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Whatever you use don't clean it in sunlight.

Swervin_Mervin

3,611 posts

205 months

Wednesday 9th June
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A clean, dry microfibre, and no product at all. It's like nails down a blackboard, and needs some elbow grease, but it works every time. I use both inside and out

Sheepshanks

24,336 posts

86 months

Wednesday 9th June
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RicksAlfas said:
Autoglym Car Glass Polish.
(Not the squirty stuff).
Seconded.

Don't use too much or it gets powdery. And don't use a tea-towel etc that's been washed with fabric conditioner.

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,581 posts

22 months

Wednesday 9th June
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57Ford said:
And it’s supposed to be upright so would probably drip all over your dash.
No and no. Maybe the odd drip but nothing damaging.

Worked my OH's c class - very raked screen - and on my dog chariot CRV.

Clean streak free glass.


ajap1979

5,055 posts

154 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Newspaper. Honestly, try it.

HappyMidget

6,043 posts

82 months

Wednesday 9th June
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ajap1979 said:
Newspaper. Honestly, try it.
Yup, used with any cheap glass spray. Was the only way to pass bathroom when I was in basic training..

CarCrazyDad

350 posts

2 months

Wednesday 9th June
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_S5u0uHzlk

This is a good tip

For me I sit in passenger seat with 2 Microfiber towels and some glass cleaner (I like Autoglym Fast Glass)
Spray glass cleaner onto 1 towel directly, flip my hand backwards so to speak, clean the whole windscreen

Use the second towel to go over and effectively dry

I don't let the towels touch the dash and I keep them folded into a square for ease of use.

Perfect 99% of the time, sometimes there is a bit you missed smile

dxg

6,230 posts

227 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Sheepshanks said:
RicksAlfas said:
Autoglym Car Glass Polish.
(Not the squirty stuff).
Seconded.

Don't use too much or it gets powdery. And don't use a tea-towel etc that's been washed with fabric conditioner.
Thirded. Interesting smell.

sean ie3

285 posts

103 months

Wednesday 9th June
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When I was a kid I used to clean Taxis on a Saturday morning, what with the drivers living in the car, breathing, smoking etc. the screens were dirty to say the least I used to use an AutoSmart product much like Windolene or the AutoGlym product mentioned in another post. Clean windscreen every time. The dust didn't matter as the cars were being hoovered anyway.