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Cleaning tinted windows?

I was wondering what you guys use to clean your tinted windows? Like what kind of solution that wont skrew them up? thanx!!
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Personally... after I finished washing my truck and I've got that chamois still damn, I run that on the inside windows and it cleans them beautifully, leaves no streaks, and won't harm anything cause its simply water.
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i use gunk tint safe foaming cleaner and a newspaper...so far it has worked better than anything i've ever used
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Stoner Window Cleaner. Works beyond awsome inside and out, and it's tint safe. You can pick i up at any parts store and its only like $2.50 a can... cheap
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Stoner Window Cleaner. Works beyond awsome inside and out, and it's tint safe. You can pick i up at any parts store and its only like $2.50 a can... cheap

damn...i'm gonna have to look into that myself. the stuff i'm using now is like 4.80 a can...i mean it works great, but if this Stoner Window Cleaner works as good as you say, it's definitely a better buy. Especially since i'm a smoker and the glass in my truck is always dirty
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yeah the Stoner stuff works wonders, atleast for me. Plus since its a soap base and not chemical it dosent smell bad, so interior smells arent an issue. plus i think it works just as good as windex (when i clean the outside of the windows)
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damn...i'm gonna have to look into that myself. the stuff i'm using now is like 4.80 a can...i mean it works great, but if this Stoner Window Cleaner works as good as you say, it's definitely a better buy. Especially since i'm a smoker and the glass in my truck is always dirty
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my tint shop told me to use amonia free windex
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my tint shop told me to use amonia free windex
too many streaks versus a foaming cleaner...and you don't have to worry about overspray getting on you trim panels and removing your armor all or whatever you use to clean the interior
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Stoner Invisible Glass cleaner is the way to go.

I generally use an old cotton t-shirt and wipe down all the windows first, to remove as much film as possible. Then I'll come back with a clean t-shirt and the Stoner foam. Once the window is dry, I like to flip the rag and buff it with the clean side. Works beautifully for me. It also helps if the t-shirts were not washed with fabric softener.

If you can't already tell, dirty windows are the bane of my existance!

And Stoner doesn't have ammonia, so it's safe for tint.

If you have a "brow" on the windshield, wipe parallel to the edge of the tint (left to right), not across it (up to down). Don't want to catch the edge and lift the tint!
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Amen to the Stoners! That and newspaper
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Mine has a lifetime replacement warrenty so i use windex cause its always around
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my tint shop told me to use amonia free windex
Amonia will turn your tint purple thats why they say amonia free.

I use wax on my windows...it gets all the water spots out and it makes them shiney and they roll down smoother
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Thanx everyone. Sounds like Im goin to have to buy some of the Stoner Invisible glass cleaner.
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Like ranger02 4x4 said above, use amonia free window cleaner. I tint windows at the detail shop I work at, and that is what we tell all of our customers. Window cleaner with amonia will turnr you tint a faded purple color after time.
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Eagle One makes a really good window cleaner that is safe for tinted windows. (amonia free) works really well for me. Use it in a shaded area like your garage or else it'll be streak city lol
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Stoner is the only stuff i use that is what they use at alot of car dealerships and detail places ive used it on my tints and they look fine
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invisble glass. all the way man. works amazing.
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I've been detailing cars for more years than I want to admit & have virtually tried every brand of wax, sealers, polishes, glass cleaners etc... that you can buy from either stores or on the net. Stoners has to be the best I've used in window cleaner & they also make an AWESOME product in Stoners Trim Shine if your into showing your truck @ shows.
If you guys need info on some of the best car car products available just ask me & I'll try & help. My previous show vehicle was a Black F-150 & I learned a bunch just trying to keep that damn thing clean.

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what about removing shoe polish and window chalk from glass? I got tagged in the school lot the other day. ****ers.
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Stoner Window Cleaner. Works beyond awsome inside and out, and it's tint safe. You can pick i up at any parts store and its only like $2.50 a can... cheap
That's what i use, along with newspaper... just don't use the current day's newspaper unless you're certain noone wanted to read it.. my dad was mad at me one day because i accidentally used his newspaper that he hadn't read yet, lol.
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