4 Tips For Streak-Free Car Windows
If you’re tired of trying to wipe away window streaks after an at-home car wash, you’re in luck. Here are four tips to get spotless windows each time you clean your vehicle.
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Choose the right cleaner
In order to make sure you start off on the right foot, the correct cleaner is important. You want to try to avoid using any products with alcohol, ammonia, or detergents in them—these are the chemicals that tend to cause the streaks. Tire Meets Road contributor Paulo Acoba recommends ammonia-free products like Invisible Glass and Sprayway’s Glass Cleaner.
Use high-quality towels
The type of towel you use is just as important as the right cleaner. Julie Layton and Alia Hoyt with How Stuff Works recommend using microfiber towels. Use a couple of towels to wash the windows and a couple more to dry and polish them. Paper towels, bath towels, old T-shirts, and newspapers are out of the question since they normally leave behind a lot of lint and debris.
Work front to back
Make sure you begin with the windshield, spraying that glass cleaner directly on the glass, and wipe from the edges toward the middle in an up-and-down or left-to-right motion. Before it dries completely, make sure you use the second towel to dry and buff the window. Continue the process throughout the car, making sure to remove dirt from the tops of the windows.
Don’t forget the interior
Washing the inside of the windows is just as important as washing the outside. Make sure you pay just as much attention to them so you can enjoy a cleaner and brighter cabin thanks to crystal-clear glass surfaces.
By following these strategies, it’s fairly simple to achieve the streak-free windows you’ve been dreaming about. Sharpen your car washing skills when you read this article. Then equip yourself with these tips to prevent and remove water spots.
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Whitney Russell resides in Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming in Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage). When not crafting car-related content, she can be found chasing after the most amazing toddler in the world, watching her “beaver” of a husband build amazing woodworking projects, hanging out with two crazy dogs, and visiting family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, crafting, and binge-watching period dramas when time allows. See more articles by Whitney.