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Post by Boyo » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:29 pm

I have tried several different well known brands over the years and always been underwhelmed by the results. I recently invested in some fish scale glass cloths and these have made little difference.

Anyone got any recommendations or tips please.
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Post by Zforbes » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:25 pm

For the inside I use isopropanol on a paper towel, dampen the cloth outside the car and wipe clean, then with a clean microfibre cloth to wipe off and paper that may have shredded.

Think I paid about £8 for a litre on eBay, use it for all sorts of cleaning and degreasing, has a low flash point so evaporates off very quickly :thumbsup:
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Post by Special Kay » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:09 pm

In the past I have used a cube off a clay bar with a spray bottle solution made up of any car shampoo and water to lubricate the clay when contacting the glass, its brilliant for a deep clean. After that, use any glass cleaner to clean your glass and you should get better results. :thumbsup:

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Post by Grumpy owld git » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:42 pm

Windowlene diamond shine is good.

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Post by Special Kay » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:50 pm

Grumpy owld git wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:42 pm Windowlene diamond shine is good.
That's taken me back to my childhood to when my pop's used wet newspaper to clean his windows. I must admit, they were always immaculate.

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Post by Pondrew » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:57 pm

White distilled vinegar diluted about 4-1. Apply with microfibre cloth and dry with paper towels. Works a treat and costs pennies.
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Post by Grumpy owld git » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:04 pm

Special Kay wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:50 pm
Grumpy owld git wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:42 pm Windowlene diamond shine is good.
That's taken me back to my childhood to when my pop's used wet newspaper to clean his windows. I must admit, they were always immaculate.
It's not the purple stuff that used to get used to obscure the windows while your mam and dad decorated. It's a spray, used it on my bike screen to get the flies off.

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Post by mgrlane » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:15 pm

Special Kay wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:09 pm In the past I have used a cube off a clay bar with a spray bottle solution made up of any car shampoo and water to lubricate the clay when contacting the glass, its brilliant for a deep clean. After that, use any glass cleaner to clean your glass and you should get better results. :thumbsup:
I second the claybar for the outside.

Just did this on my partner's car last weekend and then a standard glass cleaner then rainx for a couple of months worth of protection.

Some good comments on here for the inside. I think I will try the IPA and paper towel. I can't seem to find a good method for cleaning inside of the windows.

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Post by Zforbes » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:22 pm

mgrlane wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:15 pm
Special Kay wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:09 pm In the past I have used a cube off a clay bar with a spray bottle solution made up of any car shampoo and water to lubricate the clay when contacting the glass, its brilliant for a deep clean. After that, use any glass cleaner to clean your glass and you should get better results. :thumbsup:
I second the claybar for the outside.

Just did this on my partner's car last weekend and then a standard glass cleaner then rainx for a couple of months worth of protection.

Some good comments on here for the inside. I think I will try the IPA and paper towel. I can't seem to find a good method for cleaning inside of the windows.
Acetone is even better tbh, although you have to be really careful for dripping onto plastics etc. I stick with the IPA for that reason :thumbsup:
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Post by patriot66 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:26 pm

By a mile the best combo I’ve used (and there have been many :rofl: ) is Wurth Active Foam Glass Cleaner and Sonax Glass Cloths. Perfectly clear glass and absolutely no smears :thumbsup:
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Post by enuff_zed » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:36 am

I use a clay mitt for the outside and after many trials I have settled on Mr Muscle spray glass cleaner. :thumbsup:
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Post by ekimj10 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:46 am

SilverSil High Performance Glass Cleaner for inside/outside using a m/f cloth. Made by Eurocell and available on Amazon.
1L for around £3.00
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Post by Boyo » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:46 am

Thanks everyone for your responses and recommendations - much appreciated :thumbsup:
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987 Boxster 2.7

Previous:
E89 2.0i M Sport (Auto)
E89 2.0i M Sport (Manual)
718 Cayman GTS
E89 35is
E85 MR
TVR Tamora
TVR Griffith 500
TVR Chimaera 400

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Post by mgrlane » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:13 am

Zforbes wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:22 pm
mgrlane wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:15 pm
Special Kay wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:09 pm In the past I have used a cube off a clay bar with a spray bottle solution made up of any car shampoo and water to lubricate the clay when contacting the glass, its brilliant for a deep clean. After that, use any glass cleaner to clean your glass and you should get better results. :thumbsup:
I second the claybar for the outside.

Just did this on my partner's car last weekend and then a standard glass cleaner then rainx for a couple of months worth of protection.

Some good comments on here for the inside. I think I will try the IPA and paper towel. I can't seem to find a good method for cleaning inside of the windows.
Acetone is even better tbh, although you have to be really careful for dripping onto plastics etc. I stick with the IPA for that reason :thumbsup:
Ha ha, yea I will stick with the IPA. I am so clumsy I would 100% spill the acetone!

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