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

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

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ndtman

704 posts

148 months

Wednesday 9th June
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CraigyMc said:
My car now smells of beer.
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flashbang

1,544 posts

41 months

Wednesday 9th June
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ndtman said:
CraigyMc said:
My car now smells of beer.
laughlaughlaugh
You're very welcome. laugh

Ranger 6

6,396 posts

216 months

Wednesday 9th June
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HappyMidget said:
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..
I would've said 'thirded' however I've recently started using the Rain-X cleaning spray from Costco and it's the first one I've ever used that hasn't smeared.

As with the other comments about using only a very small amount - that's good advice too.

liner33

8,673 posts

169 months

Wednesday 9th June
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90% of the time there are smears left after cleaning it’s the cloth used rather than the product .

Proper window cleaning lint free cloths are the way forward

Munter

30,682 posts

208 months

Wednesday 9th June
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I use a standard glass cleaner, and paper towels.

Spray, wipe, wipe again with new piece to buff.
Repeat until the towels come back clean. So it's usually just 2 go's over.

Brian Lacey

Original Poster:

72 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Thanks everyone, a mountain of ideas there.
I have used paper towel but also fresh washed household duster (yes, plus fabric conditioner) so I'll get a couple of micro fibre cloths and try again. It's partly a real pain to get good , even pressure over the whole screen.
Cheers
Brian

I'll save the beer until I've finished !

mario328

102 posts

93 months

Wednesday 9th June
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I use Nilglass both on the inside and outside with a dry microfibre cloth, quick and easy.

Insert Coin

947 posts

10 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Another vote for Nilglass, I’ve recently discovered fish tail cloths too, amazing on glass.

s p a c e m a n

9,812 posts

115 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Rainx both sides and paper

robinessex

9,352 posts

148 months

Wednesday 9th June
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RicksAlfas said:
Autoglym Car Glass Polish.
(Not the squirty stuff).
I'll second that. Dries as a powder, the gunge disappears when you wipe it off.

ian332isport

84 posts

198 months

Thursday 10th June
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Regardless of which cleaning solution you use, I found one of these an absolute game changer for cleaning the inside of the windscreen.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08C791NQZ/ref...

You can easily get into all the corners and right down between the dash and the screen

Daveb257

660 posts

106 months

Thursday 10th June
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This:


Carpro Ceri glass, it’s quite an abrasive bad dusty product but when used with bits textured application pad it removed all the 20+ year of grime from the rear screen of my GTV ( awkward to get to so always filthy)
Just wear gloves and ideally a mask as it’s not the most pleasant of substances

Edited by Daveb257 on Thursday 10th June 22:08

Lester H

1,612 posts

72 months

Thursday 10th June
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CraigyMc said:
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.
As does my untreated car. To be semi serious, as a bit of a valeting nerd, with trade experience, I would say none of these cures work 100%

Jaguar99

214 posts

5 months

Thursday 10th June
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dxg said:
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.
Fourthed (is that a thing?)

Using a small amount with clean cloths is the trick. I do it twice a year and that seems to be plenty

broncoupe

133 posts

193 months

Saturday 12th June
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Couple of tips if the glass is really dirty
Clay the glass especially outside
Then use 2 cloth method i use microfibre cloth to apply and waffle weave towel to polish off
with angel wax glass cleaner or Stoner invisible glass these are sprays apply to the microfibre cloth remember use a little you can always add more
If you spray it directly to the glass it can mark dash especially if its a warm day
This will give glass the pop your after
The cream polishes do work but are messy and always seem to leave an unwanted mark on a piece of trim equals more work
Vinegar products i steer clear off because like fish and chips smell lingers

swanny71

2,230 posts

176 months

Sunday 13th June
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Insert Coin said:
Another vote for Nilglass, I’ve recently discovered fish tail cloths too, amazing on glass.
And another, brilliant stuff and we now use it in/around the house.

Summit_Detailing

1,531 posts

160 months

Monday 14th June
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RicksAlfas said:
Autoglym Car Glass Polish.
(Not the squirty stuff).
^This, apply sparingly using a damp microfibre cloth, another microfibre cloth to remove = job done.

aka_kerrly

11,925 posts

177 months

Monday 14th June
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HustleRussell said:
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..
Reads like the start of a Swiss Tony story .

hucumber

1,706 posts

64 months

Monday 14th June
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ajap1979 said:
Newspaper. Honestly, try it.
This! I use a vinegar and water mix with newspaper. Gets the windows so clean it looks like they've fallen out

Pothole

33,263 posts

249 months

Monday 14th 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.
Instruct the laundry maid not to use fabric conditioner on anything which needs to be absorbent.