Fact or Fiction: You Need Special Glass Cleaner for Auto Tint
FACT: You do, in fact, need special auto glass cleaner for cleaning automotive glass, which is totally different than the glass in your home.
How do you clean tinted car windows?
- Use specially formulated auto glass cleaner.
- Wash and dry your car first to prevent dragging dirt and grime over to windows.
- Work in the shade to keep cleaner from evaporating on impact.
- Opt for microfiber cleaning cloths, which are safe for all the car surfaces.
- Spray the cloth (not the windshield) to prevent overspray.
- Keep a stack of clean cloths at-the-ready. Only clean cloths yield sparkling glass results.
- Use a pattern, cleaning exterior glass with horizontal strokes and interior glass with vertical ones (or vice versa) to help identify streaks.
- Have a plan, beginning with your front windshield, then the rear, followed by side windows to ensure critical views are the first addressed.
- Use all-purpose, ammonia-based glass cleaners, which fog, streak, and break down tint on auto glass.
- Use a sponge – they can break down and ruin glass and tint.
- Use a towel – they are too rough, and often linty.
- Mix mediums – if you use a cleaning cloth for a surface other than glass (dash, tires), you could introduce grease and grime to auto glass.
- Neglect to roll down side windows and address these commonly overlooked areas.
- Forget wiper blades – or you’ll quickly smear dirt on grime on your newly shiny windows.
Clean windows reveal you’re clearly in need of windshield repair or replacement? See things in a new light. Contact Glass Doctor today.
To help meet all of your home service needs, check out Neighborly.