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    Window cleaning question

    So hereís the situation no matter what cleaner I use mckees,stoners, ipa, no matter what waffle weave towel,super expensive microfiber I use a 2 towel method one for cleaning and one for buffing the inside of the window and getting rid of any cleaner left on it, the problem is when drying the window the clothes/towels drag against the window even if its cold. I canít smoothly wipe the window itís like snatching on the window itís a brand new car with 5k miles, what is going on, dried up window cleaner from previous?

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    this may be worth a shot (not for use on tinted windows)...

    McKee's 37 20/20 Cockpit Glass Cleaner

    McKee's 37 20/20 Cockpit Glass Cleaner is a non-abrasive polish for interior windows that removes smoker's film, vinyl and plastic fogging (generally on newer cars), and virtually anything else that conventional glass cleaner will not remove. Engineered to provide a deeper clean than a standard glass cleaner, McKee's 27 20/20 Cockpit Glass Cleaner works on a microscopic level to gently remove contaminants that cloud your glass.


    for general maintenance window cleaning i use a PFM for the first/initial pass and then a flat weave towel (the low nap side of microfiber towel will do) for the final buff. try not to use too much (saturate) glass cleaner as well..

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    you could try to clay the inside of the window if it is something that has been left of by the dealer. Good luck

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    A damp (water only, no cleaners) cotton terry cloth towel followed by a dry cotton terry cloth towel or two for final buffing. Works for me!

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    I will be giving that a try soon
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    Sometimes a deep cleaned glass can be very grabby. The option after you test to clay it or use a glass polish if you don't have any tinted windows this is. You could apply a glass sealant even on the inside windows or a QD/spray wax that works for you on glass. Maybe even an anti-fog product could get you a smoother glass.

    The extreme can be that you have a lot of outgasing plastic trim in the interior that get your glass grabby. Then it's not much to do than clean more often. And getting something on it so it gets easier to clean. Also when you are cleaning try to have nitrile gloves on you and you will get a better grip on the mf glass towel. This grabby happens for me when I use the no nap glass mf towels on the inside windows. And the nitrile gloves helps a lot and I also put the glass mf towel around one of those glass cleaning tools and get more power to wipe it on the glass.

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    Take two Zap Cloths and call me in the morning.........

    All joking aside, give the Zap Cloths a try.
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    Re: Window cleaning question

    Zap Cloth followed up with a Griots glass towel.

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    Re: Window cleaning question

    Those are two cloths I plan to add to my arsenal. Streaky glass drives me nuts!
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    Re: Window cleaning question

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Sometimes a deep cleaned glass can be very grabby.



    The "cleaner" a glass surface is, the higher its coefficient of friction. The flat weave glass towels are "grabby" and thus are great for pulling away dirt and grime from the glass surface during the cleaning stage of the process, but the other side of the coin is that that "grabbiness" (word ?) works against you when you are doing the final drying/buffing of the glass ... a "grabby" towel is really going to latch on to that clean glass since its (glass') coefficient of friction is now higher.

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