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Old 06-20-2011
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I smoke in my truck, and have for a little over 3 years. My back window is disgusting and the other 3 are getting pretty gross. What do you guys recommend for removing nicotine from automotive windows? I have heard everything from Windex to warm water and dish soap to razor blades.
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This is the first time I've heard of this problem. I smoke in my focus and ranger all the time and never seen such a thing. Can you post a picture?
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Will regular glass cleaner not work?
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Windex. Gets that yucky film off in my grandfathers edge (heavy cigar somker) without a problem
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Windex indeed. How you've never heard/seen it Hector is beyond me. The smoke will leave a "film" on the windows and it's noticeable.
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Windex like everyone else,are you smoking with the windows up?I smoke like crazy in mine i always roll down the window and leave the a/c or heater on the lowest speed.Gotta keep the air flow going or it will get nasty.
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Windows are down unless its raining really bad, then they are cracked just enough. Although if the temperature is lower I only lower the drivers side. I never thought of turning the air on, I'll have to give that a try. Hector, I'll try to grab a picture tomorrow but yeah its pretty much a film. The windshield is the worst when the sun hits it just right. So Windex seems to get the vote, but what kind of brush/sponge do you guys recommend?
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Windows are down unless its raining really bad, then they are cracked just enough. Although if the temperature is lower I only lower the drivers side. I never thought of turning the air on, I'll have to give that a try. Hector, I'll try to grab a picture tomorrow but yeah its pretty much a film. The windshield is the worst when the sun hits it just right. So Windex seems to get the vote, but what kind of brush/sponge do you guys recommend?
Just windex and a roll of paper towels is all I use
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I dip so i dont have to worry about smoke lol
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Windex indeed. How you've never heard/seen it Hector is beyond me. The smoke will leave a "film" on the windows and it's noticeable.
I don't know, I guess I clean my vehicle regularly enough so it won't.
Plus, when I smoke I roll the windows down. I don't hotbox it.
jeez!
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Except when you whipe you hand and it goes on the floor.
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I don't know, I guess I clean my vehicle regularly enough so it won't.
Plus, when I smoke I roll the windows down. I don't hotbox it.
jeez!
When I used to smoke I would roll my windows down too. The "film" has kind of a blue tint to it and like he said you can see it when the sun hits the windshield just right.

Windex and a roll of regular paper towels will take care of it.
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Except when you whipe you hand and it goes on the floor.
Good point lol but i usually stick my hands out the window and wipe them off but if i dont do that it'll be okay because i wash and vaccum my truck out at least once every 2 weeks.
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Same here with the window. Rubber floor makes it easy.
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Yeah one my friends tried wiping it on my seat one day...i got pretty heated about that one

and yes rubber floor mats it the only way to go because they're way more easy to clean than carpet lol
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eeeewwwwww Dude you gotta clean them more often before they get that bad JMO
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I would flip out if some one tried wiping on my seat
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Hopefully its not too late...DONT use windex if you have tinted windows...unless it says ammonia free on it.

I smoke and my roommate smokes, I use this cleaner on our windows...
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Ammonia and water will clean it up, then some glass cleaner like windex to finish up.
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Try Champix...that cleans YOU out really good.
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ammonia free class cleaner with a little bit of vinegar, and use newspaper!!! it works waaaay better!
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Thanks guys. i ended up taking care of it last weekend. I used Windex and regular ol paper towels. No window tint so no worries there. I took care of the mirrors while I was at it and WOW, this made a HUGE difference. Yeah, they were gross.
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