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When I'm cleaning windows

S3fan Feb 15, 2009

  1. S3fan

    S3fan Kiteyboy

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    I just use morrisons window cleaner. cheap and it does the job.

    am I missing out on anything better?
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Nah I always find kitchen roll & window cleaner does a fantastic job, really does.
     
  3. jr001

    jr001 Member

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    When it comes to windows, a cleaner is a cleaner really.

    I prefer to do a deep cleanse with say Werkstat Prime Strong, inside and out, and not only does this do a supreme job of cleaning the glass it lays a layer of sealant on them so that I only really have to use a microfibre on them. While driving in the rain, the rain just beads off the windows superbly. On the outside windows, I repeat this only about 4 times a year. Inside, only twice a year.
     
  4. 1210tech

    1210tech Four Ring Fanatic

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    nope, as said above, window cleaner is window cleaner, i find the trick is to use two microfibres, one to remove dirt & smear the cleaner over the glass and the other to buff it off as it evaporates
     
  5. S3fan

    S3fan Kiteyboy

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    nice one....I have some of this for my wheels, I will give it a try.
     
  6. buckas

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  7. Rikster23

    Rikster23 On the facelift path...

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    Does it matter that you use prime on the insides? I use Werkstatt.

    Is this not hazardous? If not I am going to try it on the inside this week.
     
  8. S3 Big Andy

    S3 Big Andy Stealth Beast Baby Yay

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    It depends on the glass and the windows, we use high reach cleaners but also use absailing cleaners to do high jobs!
     
  9. jr001

    jr001 Member

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    I don't apply it to the inside of the windscreen. For the very reason you've mentioned:icon_thumright:

    All others inside are fine.
     
  10. paul_a3_tdi130

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    Can you put WAX on the outside of the windows?
     
  11. Rikster23

    Rikster23 On the facelift path...

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    Thanks for the info. Will give it a try on the rest.

    Hopefully weekend brings dry weather :)
     
  12. jr001

    jr001 Member

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    Yes, you can but again the windscreen may pose some issues.
     
  13. WX51TXR

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    I vary what I use depending on the task in hand. On relatively clean interior glass, I tend to use a nice liquid cleaner like Eimann Fabrik Clear Vision II and the two towel method advocated above - does the job very nicely in no time at all. On grubbier interior glass (including the windscreen) Werkstat Prime Strong does a much better job, but takes twice as long to apply and remove; hence why I reserve it for grubby jobs only. On exterior glass, we've recently been developing a new product line in conjunction with Werkstat, and based on the Carlack Glass Sealing Kit mentioned above. Werkstat have tweaked the formula a little to improve the performance further, and the products should be available in the UK within the next few months, along with a new Werkstat liquid glass cleaner. The performance of the glass sealing kit is going to far exceed Prime Strong on exterior glass in terms of water beading and durability. :icon_thumright:
     
  14. S3fan

    S3fan Kiteyboy

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    Interesting stuff Rich. I will look out for these new products
     

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