Youse guyses is wise in the ways of automotive care products; what's a good glass cleaning product?

Looking for recommendations/suggestions for a good, non-streaking glass cleaner (and or methodology) for auto glass. Specifically, for the inside surface.

I know from my past life in the lab that 95% ethanol will leave plate glass very, very clean (back in the olden days, we used to make our own polyacrylamide gels for protein electrophoresis, cast between plates of very clean glass). I'd prefer a "commercial" solution (although I do - still - keep some 190 proof EtOH around for solvent use).

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  • izafarizafar Posts: 807
    +1 on Invisible Glass. I find the Aerosol version better then spray bottle.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,819
    Do you think your title is long enough? I second/third the Invisible Glass. Works great.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,319
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    Thanks!

    With a name like Stoner, it has to be good...

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,652
    edited June 2019
    Best advice I can give, don't clean any glass that's been heated in direct sun. That streak-free claim will go... wait for it... out the window.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,624
    I think a quality waffle-pattern micro-fiber towel is more important than the solvent/cleaner. Plain water will work fine for a streak-free finish IF the glass is already clean.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,319
    edited June 2019
    This is excellent; thanks,folks!

    I note wryly that the Vanilla censor battered @Mikey081057's amazon link. Now I have to guess what the **** was (I think I can suss it out...). EDIT: interestingly, Amazon parses the link correctly(?!), despite the censorship (the address bar still shows the asterisks, but the page loads). Technology... :p

    @mrbiron, do they have one that contains whale oil, ambergris, or elephant ivory? ;)
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,709
    Haven’t found much difference between regular old Windex and Stoner myself. Even the generic stuff will get the job done. As long as it’s used sprayed onto a microfiber cloth rather than the windows and done on glass that’s out of the sun. I only clean the inside of glass once a year though! Paper towels are not good as they are made of wood product chippings and glue.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,319
    My luck with windex is (heh-heh-heh) spotty.
    I've usually used microfiber just as a final 'polish'; haven't tried using it for application.
    I always clean glass in the garage. Heck, I try hard not to clean the house windows* when the sun is shining on 'em.

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    * Not that we clean 'em very often... they need it now, in fact. Dang "six over six" windows are a pain to clean. I even used to have an itty-bitty squeegee to use on 'em, but the rubber rotted & I've yet to find another one of the right size. :p
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,480
    Invisible glass is also tint safe.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    edited June 2019
    It's not a spray, but Zaino glass polish is a compound you apply and buff until it dissapears.... Take a little longer but the glass becomes liquid like when done.

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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 918
    If ya have some automotive polish not wax, that can help with streaks on glass. I put a very light application on mine and it works wonders for me.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,425
    Rain-x makes a glass cleaner and treatment for your windshield which down here where it rains so hard that wipers are useless... works great don't even need wipers. Only for the exterior.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,314
    I always use rain-X after cleaning that is the bomb and agree water shoots off the glass. I use the invisible glass cleaner for me I found it works best and yes I spray it on a clean microfiber cloth and go back over with a dry micro fiber cloth. I dislike any glass cleaners that foam for me they are the worst at streaking.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,425
    You shouldn't use Windex or any ammonia based glass cleaners tinted film.
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,653
    I second the spray way aerosol cleaner.

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,275
    Invisible user here too plus microfiber cloth
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,209
    The best advice I have found online, is to use a new microfiber cloth to wipe the inside glass first before you use any cleaner. Gets the film off of it. Then use a different microfiber cloth with whatever spray you use. And, as stated above, do it when the window is out of the sun.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,314
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    (although I do - still - keep some 190 proof EtOH around for solvent use).

    yea that explains the slurred typing.... Solvent use now that is FUN E :D:D:D

  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,815
    I use Sprayway glass cleaner, can be found at Walmart. Then follow that with a claying using the Griot's Garage glass clay with Speedshine as a lube.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,319
    Duuuuude -- I was at Home Despot this morning, and they had some of that Stoner stuff. Like, wow, man...

    I'm gonna crank up some Dead and give it a try later.
    Maybe I'll turn on a black light, too*.
    Whoa.

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    * unless y'all think that'll increase the likelihood of streaks on the glass, man...

    In seriousness, thanks to all for the advice and tips.
    We don't window tint here. Remember we live in near total darkness six months out of the year up here B)

  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,275
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Duuuuude -- I was at Home Despot this morning, and they had some of that Stoner stuff. Like, wow, man...

    I'm gonna crank up some Dead and give it a try later.
    Maybe I'll turn on a black light, too*.
    Whoa.

    8r8vudt18tey.png


    ______________
    * unless y'all think that'll increase the likelihood of streaks on the glass, man...

    In seriousness, thanks to all for the advice and tips.
    We don't window tint here. Remember we live in near total darkness six months out of the year up here B)

    If Russ cleans your glass, guaranteed to have streaks
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  • Mike KozakMike Kozak Posts: 924
    Gin and newspaper does a great job
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,512
    Water, white vinegar and news papers.
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    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,319
    I know that 'newsprint' is a good matrix for cleaning glass, specifically for removing grease. I know several folks who swear by it for eyeglasses, although it seems a little coarse to me for that.

    So...

    Is actual newspaper (with whatever sort of vegetable-based inks they use nowadays) still good for cleaning glass?

    I ended up doing outside chores today & haven't - yet - gone Stoner.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,512
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I know that 'newsprint' is a good matrix for cleaning glass, specifically for removing grease. I know several folks who swear by it for eyeglasses, although it seems a little coarse to me for that.

    So...

    Is actual newspaper (with whatever sort of vegetable-based inks they use nowadays) still good for cleaning glass?

    I ended up doing outside chores today & haven't - yet - gone Stoner.

    Yeah, newspapers still work fine and it's better than reading them.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,589
    Mark, use a good quality Clay bar to remove embedded contaminants from the porous glass, then you can use the Invisible Glass "glass cleaner."
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