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Old 01-03-2006
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Tip for cleaning windows

Heres a tip my dad told me:

when cleaning windows spray on your window cleaner and instead of a towel or a cloth use newspaper it doesnt streak....lol
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my mom does that. i cant stand the feel of newspaper so i dont. idk i am odd.

personally all you have to do is just use a semi damp cloth to finish drying it and it wont streek but idk...
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The old brown paper towls from school work too. Thats what we used when I used to detail cars. I use newspapers at home. They work the best and are readily available.
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I also use newspapers. Works great.
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and to get the really stuck on grime (stuff that stays on even after you wash it)
use a peice of Claybar and go over the windows.
i ussually do this after claybar-ing my truck before waxing.
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use white rubbing alcohol and a towel...it evaporates and doesn't streak
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thats safe for tint?
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that's what the guy used when he put my tint on and he said to use it so that's what i use...i just go to the dollar store and get 2 for a 1 and get a cheap spray bottle and i've used it for a year now on my window and no problems...

it's good if you have chrome rims too :)
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I use news paper when im at work.....but a terry cloth when im at home.
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Windex turns tint purple

steel wool works wonders on tintless windows ( outside side of the windows)

how come newspaper works well but when bums clean your windsheild with a newspaper it looks dirtier than before lol
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invest in a bottle of invisible glass. if used with newspaper the glass really is invisible.

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yeah the tint man told me i should use newspaper cause it works really good, but never tried it. i'll prolly do it next time
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i use invisible glass and newspaper and it works wonders. the only thing is tho is my truck has some pits in the windshield and when it is a lil dirty u cant see them but when i use the ivis.. glass u can see them but who cares.
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i went to walmart and got one of those green "glass towels" and eagle one 20/20 clear vision auto glass cleaner. my windows have never been so clean and streakless.
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some kinda mix of ammonia and water with newspaper works wonders...

i use cheapie windex and newspapers...
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^^^If you have tinted windows stay away from ammonia. Too much will discolor the tint. Also, Idk about anywhere else, but I have to iron my newspapers before I do it cause the ink runs. But maybe that is just the AJC. lol

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I would have to agree with what was said above. Invisible Glass by Stoner works AWSOME. It does not leave the film that ammonia will. Ammonia doesn't have a choice, it leaves a film no matter what and may (unverified by me thankfully) ruin your tint.

The Invisible Glass or other of it's like does not affect window tint as it does use an alchohol or something close to clean.

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Plus they gave it a bump on that show on Spike called "trucks" God I hate the writing on that show...
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My mom told me that vinegar and water works when used with a newspaper too...im just lazy and dont really care what my windows look like as long as i can see out of them....besides it seems to me that everytime i wax and detail my rig it either rains or a bird poops on my truck....it sucks.
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^^^If you have tinted windows stay away from ammonia. Too much will discolor the tint. Also, Idk about anywhere else, but I have to iron my newspapers before I do it cause the ink runs. But maybe that is just the AJC. lol

Chris
Using the AJC will leave B*** S*** on your windows!
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