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Old 02-03-2005
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Cleaning Tinted Windows

Well i'm probably getting my windows tinted this weekend so i wanted to make sure that when i clean them, i'm doing it right... So i looked online and found that vinegar + water works well especially when drying with newspaper as opposed to paper towels. If my tint will be fine doing it this way, i'll probably be doing that instead of paying 5.00 a bottle of whatever. I also know that whatever you clean them with shouldnt have ammonia in it. What do you guys use?
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i just use reg. windex.. ill use newspapers sometimes when i think of it instead of paper towels. sometimes ill use Stoners invisible glass.. basically the same thing as windex.. its more of a foamy applicant tho.
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Is that invisible glass even worth it? And when i get my windows tinted i will call up our local detailer :D and see what he recommends to use and i will bring up that H2O + vinegar mix and i know about that newspaper thing. And what kind mix ratio is this mix? 50/50?

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Is that invisible glass even worth it? Adn when i get my windows tinted i will call up our local detailer :D and see what he recommends to use and i will bring up that H2O + vinegar mix and i know newspaper. And what kind mix ratio is this mix? 50/50?
I thought it was 1 part vinegar, and 3 parts water. But i'm not sure.
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i have Llumar tint and it said to use clean it with a MILD mix of soap and water...

although i just use the glass cleaner w/o ammonia...
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You should use a glass cleaner with out ammonia because it could scratch the tint. The most common glass cleaner, Windex, does contain ammonia so you will need to find a cleaner that is designed for tint.
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karrbass4life, that invisible glass stuff is alright.. probably no better than any other glass cleaner i would say. basically i just use windex all the time.. havent had a problem yet with it because of the ammonia.. didnt even know it was supposed to be a problem!
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karrbass4life, that invisible glass stuff is alright.. probably no better than any other glass cleaner i would say. basically i just use windex all the time.. havent had a problem yet with it because of the ammonia.. didnt even know it was supposed to be a problem!
You will notice a problem over time. They'll turn purple on ya.
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You will notice a problem over time. They'll turn purple on ya.
After getting my windows tinted today, the owner informed me that they don't turn purple because of windex. The reason that they turn purple is because of the quality of the tint. I'm not too sure what to believe...
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The place where phil got his tint, the owner is a friend of my mom's boyfriend. And judging after the tint he got on his truck, I would have to say i believe that its the quality. His tint lasted very long and didnt turn purple or fade at all. He used many differnt products, but mostly just water ( I hear that is best). However, my mom used to have a Mazda Mx3 and she got it from my uncle who had the tint done in virginia. The tint was very bad quality, and turned purple within weeks. I would definetly have to say that quality counts when getting tint, not the products you use. But from what i can tell just plain water and a soft cloth is the best!
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I've never used just water, or mild soap and water on my tint before, but I do use the Stoner's Invisible Glass stuff. It isn't very expensive and should last for a long time. I got some tiny ***** of mud stuck in between where the window rolls down in and found out about it the hard way. I had dirt smeared all over my driver's side window. I used Stoner's on it and it cleaned it up nicely. It's probably the only thing I will ever use and trust on tinted windows.
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They gave me a bottle of stuff when I got mine done and I still have plent of it. They told me I could water down the stuff they gave me when its half full. They also told me I could use vinegar + water when I run out. I mean how often do you really need to clean your windows if you mix up a bottle of vinegar + water you should be able to keep that a long time.
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After getting my windows tinted today, the owner informed me that they don't turn purple because of windex. The reason that they turn purple is because of the quality of the tint. I'm not too sure what to believe...
yeah when i had mine tinted back in, last july i think it was, i actually asked about the purple and everything.. he said it was because of cheaper stuff people used to use, and well, some still use it for some reason. he told me if it ever for some reason changes color, or cracks.. scrapes, peels, does anything but stay perfect basically, come back to him and he'd redo it for free, i then tipped him an extra 40 for letting me know that, and for still fitting me in for tint when i was nearly 20 mins late on his sunday afternoon off!
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Yeah the tint turns purple due to quality. Also, you should never use an amonia based cleaner. Amonia disolves the glue that holds the tint onto your glass.
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INVISIBLE GLASS IS 100% safe ON TINT.(i use it)
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I've never used just water, or mild soap and water on my tint before, but I do use the Stoner's Invisible Glass stuff. It isn't very expensive and should last for a long time. I got some tiny ***** of mud stuck in between where the window rolls down in and found out about it the hard way. I had dirt smeared all over my driver's side window. I used Stoner's on it and it cleaned it up nicely. It's probably the only thing I will ever use and trust on tinted windows.
Agreed. Stoner's Invisible Glass rocks.
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I use Invisable Glass all the time now. lol... Imma use it on my dusty *** TV when I get home lmfao.
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