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#3311567 - 03/14/14 09:51 AM BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner??
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46991
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I have factory "stuff" and a variety of spray sealants/waxes on my glass. To the point of my windscreen making night driving no darn fun. I have not cleaned it yet with any purposeful glass cleaners, just a strong scrub with car wash soap (Wax as U Wash!)with a rougher microfiber towel when I do my normal wash. Sure it looks physically clean and wipers don't chatter, but there is a coating on the glass.

I know - NO INDUSTRIAL AMMONIA cleaners. Only car safe glass cleaner.

OK - What do you recommend?

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#3311571 - 03/14/14 09:54 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13031
Loc: Chicago, IL
When I had my windshield replaced last fall, I asked the glass guy what the trick to cleaning glass is. He told me the biggest mistake is that people do not turn the cloth enough when cleaning the glass. Use a big microfibre towel (he likes the rough waffle-weave ones) and fold to a clean section very often. He said the specific chemical doesn't matter much.

I've since started following his advice and my windows have never looked better.

This may be of some help to get your windows truly clean:

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#3311573 - 03/14/14 09:56 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
I like Eagle One 20/20 Glass Cleaner, but I'm curious to see the responses to this thread to find out if there have been some good products introduced more recently.
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#3311575 - 03/14/14 09:59 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2422
Loc: California
I just use the Stoners Invisible Glass Cleaner because its available at one of my regular stops at a good price and safe for tint.
There's another (think its called Sparkle) that seems popular but I haven't tried it yet.

add - I use the spray cans, not the pump bottle.


Edited by Errtt (03/14/14 10:00 AM)

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#3311578 - 03/14/14 10:00 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 5179
Loc: Ohio
My favorite so far is Rain-X window cleaner which is around $3(no ammonia). I prefer it over Invisible Glass since it seems to streak more and has a strong scent that makes me cough. Sparkle is ok and better than Windex imo. It's around $2 a bottle.

I want to try Meguiars glass cleaner concentrate. Which comes in a gallon for $20. Then you dilute it down which makes a ton of cleaner.

Sprayway has had excellent reports as well.
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#3311580 - 03/14/14 10:01 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
gofast182 Offline


Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 1239
Loc: NJ
Best glass cleaner I've ever used, hands down.

http://www.amazon.com/Sprayway-Glass-Cle...y+glass+cleaner

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#3311587 - 03/14/14 10:07 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
Olas Offline


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Hot (not boiling but hot) water and vinegar, and scrub well.
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#3311592 - 03/14/14 10:09 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
SF0059 Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 558
Loc: Lynchburg, VA, USA
Try taking a clay bar to your glass, that should clean it up in a jiff...
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#3311595 - 03/14/14 10:11 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: SF0059]
CHARLIEBRONSON21 Offline


Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 659
Loc: MEMPHIS, TN
Originally Posted By: SF0059
Try taking a clay bar to your glass, that should clean it up in a jiff...



Yea I've done this before.
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#3311601 - 03/14/14 10:14 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
SF0059 Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
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Loc: Lynchburg, VA, USA
Also, if it is factory adhesive you might try WD -40 on a microfiber first, then clean it.
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#3311611 - 03/14/14 10:20 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 8294
Loc: Texas
the only ones that seem to work well for me are ol' blue ammonia-containing formulas (still available- Walgreens house brand has ammonia), OR "Invisible Glass," especially their pre-loaded towelettes. I carry a container of Invisible Glass towelettes in every car now, plus a few of those blue paper shop towels to go over it after the towelettes.

That's the only thing that seems to cut the funk that comes out of the new plastic for a few years without streaking. At least for me. I've tried using wadded up newspaper too, and its certainly better than a plain paper towel. Heaven forbid you ever use a cotton or microfibre towel that's been through the washer after a load that used any kind of fabric softener!
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#3311630 - 03/14/14 10:33 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18860
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
I have a ton of CarPro Ceriglass and I can definitely send you some. While it is not a glass cleanear, it'll definitely get all of the crud off in one sitting.
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#3311653 - 03/14/14 10:57 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: CHARLIEBRONSON21]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2422
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: CHARLIEBRONSON21
Originally Posted By: SF0059
Try taking a clay bar to your glass, that should clean it up in a jiff...



Yea I've done this before.


I might try this one this weekend

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#3311691 - 03/14/14 11:25 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: The Critic]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13031
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: The Critic
I have a ton of CarPro Ceriglass and I can definitely send you some. While it is not a glass cleanear, it'll definitely get all of the crud off in one sitting.


That's cerium oxide, which is good at polishing out very fine scratches and hiding pits. You don't want to use it very often, but it is extremely effective.
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#3311720 - 03/14/14 11:44 AM Re: BEST AUTO GLASS cleaner?? [Re: Pablo]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 11191
Loc: Onondaga County
Vinegar and newspapers.
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