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Old 10-23-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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I have tried invisible glass, vinegar water, zaino's glass poilsh and everything else i can find and still can't get rid of window streaks on the inside of windshield and inside rear glass on my 99 coupe--help
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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I Have Had The Same Problem More So On The Rear Hatch Inside,i Find If You Go Over The Glass With Adry Mocro Fiber Cloth After Using Glass Cleaner It Really Helps.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:01 PM   #3
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Got the same problem. No matter what I do or try cant get rid of the streaks.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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Try posting in the Car Care Discussion forum. Maybe they have some pointers.

Me, I use Bounty paper towels (they're lint free) to clean and buff the windows after cleaning with a glass cleaner. Microfiber towels (or any cloth for that matter), just seems to leave streaks. Even fresh clean ones right out of the wash. Try it, you'll like it!
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:10 PM   #5
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Clean with 0000 super fine steel wool. Then water and newspaper.

Distilled water if you want to be Mr. Perfect.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:11 PM   #6
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News paper & your favorite cleaner! Use the paper with the least amount of ink!
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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News paper & your favorite cleaner! Use the paper with the least amount of ink!


Good ole newspaper works great
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:17 PM   #8
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Clean with 0000 super fine steel wool. Then water and newspaper.
Distilled water if you want to be Mr. Perfect.
No freak'n way would I ever use 0000 steel wool on the inside of my rear hatch! I'd be afraid of damaging the radio antenea or defroster. Sure it MIGHT work, but there's so many other products that will do just as good or better job!
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:10 PM   #9
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News paper & your favorite cleaner! Use the paper with the least amount of ink!


Good ole' original Windex seems to still be one of the best out there with using newpaper to clean.

TIP On the outside of the window wipe up and down. On the inside of the window, go side to side. This way, if you see some streaks left over, you know right off, if they are inside or outside the glass.
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TIP: On the outside of the window wipe up and down. On the inside of the window, go side to side. This way, if you see some streaks left over, you know right off, if they are inside or outside the glass.
What an excellent tip!! I've been washing my cars for YEARS and never thought of that! Thanks!!!
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The rag you are using needs to be free of fabric softener. Most of the time streaks are from the rags and not the cleaners. Use 100% cotton towels washed with NO bleach, NO fabric softener and a little soap.
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Use micro fibre coth, no more problem. They cost a buck apiece. Get 'em at any auto store or Wally world.
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No freak'n way would I ever use 0000 steel wool on the inside of my rear hatch! I'd be afraid of damaging the radio antenea or defroster. Sure it MIGHT work, but there's so many other products that will do just as good or better job!
Oh yeh. Forgot about that defroster thingy.
You don't want to damage that.

Wait, Didn't anybody tell you to stay in the lines?

Newspaper is definitely the best choice.

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Old 10-30-2007, 02:19 PM   #14
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Try posting in the Car Care Discussion forum. Maybe they have some pointers.

Me, I use Bounty paper towels (they're lint free) to clean and buff the windows after cleaning with a glass cleaner. Microfiber towels (or any cloth for that matter), just seems to leave streaks. Even fresh clean ones right out of the wash. Try it, you'll like it!
You are right about micro fiber streaking ..if you use a softener in the dryer,dry them alone,no streaking.
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Clean with 0000 super fine steel wool. Then water and newspaper.

Distilled water if you want to be Mr. Perfect.

Rolls Royce used to clean all of their windows with steel wool.
Used to clean cockpit conopies on a T-33 with steel wool and distilled water. Does a grat job. Buff it out with a mico towel after.
Don't get heavy handed on the inside or you'll be repainting the heating strips though.
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The streaking comes from the paper towels. They have agents in them to bind them together and help absorb water, but they leave white streaks.
You need a good glass cleaner, and a cloth towel, or news print, which has no additives.


Quote from the Stoner's Invisible Glass website...
"Streak-free cleaning begins with the proper applicator.
Use only soft, clean, lint-free cloths or towels that are free of residual detergents and fabric softeners. These can streak glass. Be sure to avoid paper towels that contain streaky wetting agents. Some pros prefer to use crumpled newspaper."

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Use newspaper and Stoners.
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try this.

use your favorite cleaner to the best of your ability. once done on a dry windshield inside, take a damp towel and gently apply enough so it has a misting of water on the inside of the windshield. THEN, take a clean dry towel and buff off the moisture.

a friend told me about this technique and God almighty does it work!

give that a shot and report back.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:23 PM   #20
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Use a hammer, viola, no more problems. David
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