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    Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    With the weather turning to crap, I've been watching You Tube detailers so I can maybe learn new things, get a refresher on techniques I haven't used in a while, etc.

    I searched "Glass Cleaning" and two different You Tubers both recommended the same basic process for glass, using the same products to basically 'deep clean' the glass or to clean a really dirty window.

    It's really simple and it's something we should already be familiar with. A 50-50 IPA/water mix, a Mr Clean Magic Eraser and some absorbent microfiber towels. I did this to both my Camaro (in which I deal with cigarette smoke) and My wife's Explorer (which is coated in dog slobber) and the results were no less than perfect.

    Like I said, real simple, dampen the Magic Eraser and lightly wring it out. Spray the 50-50 IPA on the glass (no need to be stingy, use as much as you feel you need, more if the windows are really dirty), wipe down the glass with the Magic Eraser, rubbing the glass like you are working in a polish on the paint. Then take the first of 2 cloths and lightly mop up the excess IPA. Take your second towel and buff the glass, Done!

    Like I mentioned, the interior glass on both cars turned out great. One of the You Tubers then recommends using Meguiar's Synthetic Spray Wax to protect the glass and to make subsequent cleanings easier since the grime won't stick to the Meg's as well as it would to bare glass. I ran out of light yesterday just cleaning the glass on both cars and I don't happen to have the Synthetic Spray wax, so that part wasn't done. But when I get a chance, I might try using a different brand of Spray Detailer that I do have on hand to see how that works.
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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    Be careful spraying the ipa, as it stained my neighbors dashboard. I spray it on my microfiber or magic eraser, then scrub.

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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    What is his dash made of? vinyl?
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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    Zap Cloth followed by a Griots glass towel. End of story.

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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by PEAD19 View Post
    Be careful spraying the ipa, as it stained
    my neighbors dashboard. I spray it on
    my microfiber or magic eraser, then scrub.
    ^^^ ... Excellent advice.


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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by PEAD19 View Post
    Be careful spraying the ipa, as it stained
    my neighbors dashboard. I spray it on my
    microfiber or magic eraser, then scrub.
    •Here’s one of my techniques I use to:
    “protect the dash/vulnerable surfaces, when
    performing interior auto-glass cleaning”:
    -Line them with parchment paper.



    •Afterwards reward yourself with some of those
    chocolate chip cookies that were baked earlier.
    -‘Waste not; Want not’.



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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    You really don’t need to spray the glass to the point of saturation with any liquid.. They important thing is having the Magic Eraser dampened. You could also replace the ipa solution with diluted APC or even rinseless wash solution.

    IME there’s also benefit in following the Magic Eraser step with a claybar or synthetic claymitt as the Magic Eraser, while doing a very good job doesn’t always remove all traces of bonded contaminants from the glass.

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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    We can use magic erasers on outside glass water marks?

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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by MrOneEyedBoh View Post
    We can use magic erasers on outside glass water marks?
    People are using steel wool, I don't think a Magic Eraser would hurt anything.
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    Re: Old glass cleaning trick - revisited

    Curious, what all has everyone used the Magic Eraser's for when it comes to detailing?

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