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Old 03-30-2003, 23:05   #1 (permalink)
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Window Cleaning?

didn't really know whether this should have gone in the exterior or interior sections because windows are on both sides of the coin, anyhow I put it here.
I was wondering what you guys use to clean your windows, both inside and out. When I bought my car the windows were covered, and still are, in what looks like water marks, problem is I can't get them off, not with plain car wash, not with windex, not even with a bloody lot of rubbing with a damp cloth. The front windscreen is fine, but only where the wipers go the rest is just shocking. The car still has the factory tint on it so I thought that maybe it was that but then I thought that it wasn't because the fronst windscreen is the same, except where the wipers wipe. Would using some sort of rubber thing, like those at the servos, work? or do you think that is the tint? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2003, 23:17   #2 (permalink)
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i know what you mean i had a car with the same problem i used a paint cutting compound which made it a lot better. there is a few products on the market especially for this.
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Don't use Windex or something harsh on the inside if you have tinted windows. Not good.
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I use a chamois for the inside glass (especially with tints!), and the outside, I use "whatever is left over from Xmas presents" window cleaner, and Rain-X for the windscreen.

I have heard that toothpaste will remove fine scratches and marks, but I have not used it myself.
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To clean windows try a vinegar solution and use newspaper. Not sure if this effects tints but don;t think so.

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You can use anything on the inside as long at has no AMMONIA in it. This will destroy the tint.

On the outside use Eagle 1 Window Cleaner.

It comes up a treat.

Those watermarks will not come off either.
I have tried for 2 years to get them off a window that had been replaced with one that had water marks on it.

It looks funny in the sun, because all my windows are perface but the back side one has all these little marks on it.

To stop the marks getting worse, chamois your windows after washing otherwise the water dries & leaves these little spots.

Hope this sort of helpss
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