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Recipe for cleaning windshield. You will never go back to your old method!

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Ok, here is the recipe!
1. Clean windshield with 100% household ammonia and dry.
2. Sprinkle water with hand on wind shield and wipe with NEWSPAPER until water is dry and glass is streak free and crystal clear. Don't worry it will not scratch glass.
3. Apply regular liquid or carnuba car wax on windshield and work it in using circular motion and let dry to haze.
4. Now wipe off the wax. Make sure you get it all off. First use terry cloth and then a newspaper.
5. Now do the inside.

In the rain, you will not even have to use your wipers! Water will not stick.
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Good tip

I would refrain from the caranuba on the inner side.Unless it is really raining hard inside the car.
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I would refrain from the caranuba on the inner side.Unless it is really raining hard inside the car.
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:big laugh: That's hilarious! I waxed the inside part and have noticed that it doesn't get dirty from inside as fast and secondly it doesn't seem to fog up as much or as easy when the climate control is not on. but then, it could be a mental thing, knowing that I did do it.

At least everyone should do the outside this way at least once just to see.
this may sound daft, but what is house hold ammonia
Household ammonia

is the kind you get at the grocery store as opposed to the full strength stuff that janitorial places and chemistry suppliers sell.On wiff of that stuff will kill you.
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On the bottle reads the warning: Induce vomiting and call the coroner if swallowed...
How come this could be better than Rain-X or Formula303 ?
How come this could be better than Rain-X or Formula303 ?
#1 Free
#2 Superior cleaning power of ammonia
#3 Superior wiping power of Newspaper (No streaks)
#4 Superior water repellent properties of wax.:thumbsup:
#5 Less cleaning.
#6 You will praise me during rain!:thumbsup:
Seems like a little too much work, I just use simple green, then a thin Rain-x layer. Take 2 minutes every other months.

I rarely need wiper during the rain.:thumbsup:
Or stand on bonnet ( Hood ) and ..................................
To remove waterspots... use 100% white vinegar on a paper towel and wipe glass... do not get the vinegar on paint or rubber... make sure it stays on glass. Wipe dry and clean with glass cleaner as normal.
Ok, here is the recipe!
1. Clean windshield with 100% household ammonia and dry.
2. Sprinkle water with hand on wind shield and wipe with NEWSPAPER until water is dry and glass is streak free and crystal clear. Don't worry it will not scratch glass.
3. Apply regular liquid or carnuba car wax on windshield and work it in using circular motion and let dry to haze.
4. Now wipe off the wax. Make sure you get it all off. First use terry cloth and then a newspaper.
5. Now do the inside.

In the rain, you will not even have to use your wipers! Water will not stick.
I am not sure about waxing the windshield. Some carwash stations even give out towels with dewaxing stuff to remove the wax intended for the paint only and not for glas.
I've been using Turtle wax on my windows for years. It really does work. However, I never put it on the inside of the windows as it can damage the tint and there really is no need to wax the inside.
Some forms of wax are not affected by cola. Only one household item may get wax from your windshield. Try putting a little Cameo Aluminum and Stainless Steel Cleaner on a damp paper towel. On a square foot trial section rub into glass in a polishing motion. Then use another paper towel with water to wipe excess off and then clean with glass cleaner.
Interesting. I wonder if wax is as good as rain-x?
I use rainex mainly to make it easier to scrape ice off in the winter. It doesn't last the whole winter, however.
I found a trick recently that worked well for me. A buddy of mine gave me a can of detailing clay that was made for cleaning overspray (slightly harder then the regular detail clay you would use before waxing).
I tried it on the windshield and it worked excellent for removing all traces of dirt. I was getting some chatter at the end of the wiper's movement. This stuff removed everything and left the glass.... as smooth as glass. You could see the black gunk it was pulling off what I thought was already clean glass (with a regular glass cleaner).

So my thought is, rather then just piling on waxes and coatings on the glass, use a real cleaner once and a while to take off all the grime.
i had posted of using same technique in another thread. yes, i clay the windshield
also
I don't get a newspaper. Can i use my ipad instead? :)
I don't get a newspaper. Can i use my ipad instead?
If you have the App for that.
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