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This is a discussion on I hate window streaks!!! within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i use windex and after i clean them i use some bounty and buff it and go over it over ...

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    i use windex and after i clean them i use some bounty and buff it and go over it over and over so i dont see those lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my name is joe View Post
    i be using dem bounty's.
    The quicker picker upper?

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    I've started using a new trick for windows. If it's really dirty first, use windex. Then Griots speed shine quick detailer and a microfiber cloth. The wipe it again with a paper towel to remove any fuzz/lint.
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    If it hot outside turn your A/C on and put it on the defrost and let it cool the window down and then use plain water on a cloth and wipe clean. If its cold just turn the heat on and do the same thing.I've been detailing cars for 7 years now. My dad has been doing for 24 years now so he knows what he's doing.
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    yes the quicker picker upper. you will make it worse if you wipe it when theres dew on it. you migh as well turn the fan on ac towards the window

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    Paper towels have additives in them to make them quicker picker uppers. This will contribute to streaking. I have a few old 100% cotton dishtowels for window duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lbleiweiss View Post
    Anyone else wax your windows? It's an interesting idea!
    I do. I have used various quick detailers and liquid ice. You really should not do it to the windshield - with many products you can get incredible glare at night with light precipitation.
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    Worked at a Toyota Dealership for 3yrs and we used some random glass cleaner that foamed on contact, worked amazing!!! can't remember what i used to whip with though.....but we NEVER had problems with streaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Stoner's Invisible Glass and 100% cotton terry towels work well for me.
    I'm gonna have to try this; the website sounded promising.

    I can never get my windows streak free, and it irritates the hell out of me. I dont have a dew problem though so it's just bad cleaning technique on my part.

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    A wet cloth and dry microfiber works perfect. Wet the window and wipe clean with the microfiber. if its hot out turn the A/C on and the defrost to cool the window down and should come out perfect. That what i do on my customers cars and my car.
    When you do things right people wont be sure you've done anything at all.

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    Don't use ANY kind of cloth... it doesn't matter how new or how clean it is... it always leaves a residue.

    Use plain old newspaper, and windex. You use more, but newspaper is cheap, and it leaves Zero residue.

    Also.... do it in the shade, while the car is cool.

    The sun INSTANTLY dries small particles of whatever you spray on it before you even get the chance to dry it.

    If you don't have a cool garage..... do it at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    Don't use ANY kind of cloth... it doesn't matter how new or how clean it is... it always leaves a residue.

    Use plain old newspaper, and windex. You use more, but newspaper is cheap, and it leaves Zero residue.

    Also.... do it in the shade, while the car is cool.

    The sun INSTANTLY dries small particles of whatever you spray on it before you even get the chance to dry it.

    If you don't have a cool garage..... do it at night.
    Not true. I've been using microfibers for 6 years now on windows and have not any problems with streaks.
    When you do things right people wont be sure you've done anything at all.

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    This is what I've been using forever and have never had any streaks...

    Use windex and newspaper on glass only.

    Works magic for me.
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    I wouldn't recommend windex for interior glass especially if you have tint. The ammonia in windex and other glass cleaning supplies with ammonia deteriorate the adhesive on the tint. When I've used windex for the interior, I've always ended up with streaks urgg!!!

    I've used one part baby shampoo and 9 parts water. Baby shampoo with microfiber towels works well for me. It's been like 2 years since I've last cleaned my interior glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo flat4 View Post
    It's been like 2 years since I've last cleaned my interior glass.
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    I use Stoner's and newspaper. Best stuff on Earth.

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