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    Wnindscreen cleaning tips anyone?

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    Looking for your tips on how you get a steak free windscreen, I've tried allsorts from so called super cleaners to the age old water/vinegar & newspaper, but there's always a streak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macdoon View Post
    Hi all

    Looking for your tips on how you get a steak free windscreen, I've tried allsorts from so called super cleaners to the age old water/vinegar & newspaper, but there's always a streak

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    Best window cleaner i found was cheapo window cleaner from super market, give the window a good once over. Leave a few minutes and buff off with a decent microfibre. Do a couple of passes to make sure you get all the streaks off.
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    Never considered the microfibre cloth for windows, that's the first "must try" tick lol
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    use megs glass cleaner put on with a microfibre and buffed with another one.. seems ok to me.
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    Reckitt Windolene Emulsion Pink 500ml: Amazon.co.uk: Groceryest window cleaner I ever used, clean, wait till it dries to a white powder, and wipe off. Completely streak free.
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    Autoglym silicon glass polish, I do the house windows with it too. You need to give it a good shake though, and its best to put it on with a foam pad

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    Autoglym Glass Polish on a DA polisher, and New Wipers. Clean with Meguiars Glass Cleaner and a Tesco's Window Microfibre.

    or New Windscreen, and New Wipers.

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    How did it go mac???
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    Ok, apologies but I meant internal windscreen, anyways just finished my nightshifts so tomorrow is gonna be a car blitz day, got some Autoglym glass cleaner, couple of microfibre cloths, also a cheapo tesco window cleaner, !!! streak free ??
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    Microfibers are the key. You can get special ones for glass, but I can't really tell the difference.

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    Fast glass is ok but you may find you still get streaks, the silicon glass polish is the one to use, got a blue label on it.

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    I'm quite impressed by RainX, its not a glass cleaner but it does provide resistance to stop smear from occuring. A few uses and I find water just beads off when it starts to rain also the wipers seem so much more effective at doing thier job.
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