Learn how to clean a car windshield without leaving streaks or damaging the glass surface!
How do you clean your windshield perfectly?
As you will notice, streaks often form after cleaning the inside of the windshield. Is this because you are using the wrong window cleaner? Or is it because of the use of paper towels? However you clean your windshield from the inside, here are our tips for doing it right.
Use a local product for sparkling windshields
Put warm water in a bowl and mix it with a teaspoon of washing up liquid. Then add a few drops of white vinegar.
Bring a microfiber towel. Dip the first towel into the bowl of the cleaning solution and keep the second towel clean and dry. Alternatively, you can mix this solution in a spray bottle to save the excess for later.
Squeeze the excess water from the dampened fiber cloth and then wipe the inside of your car’s windshield. Then dry the surface with a clean, dry microfiber cloth. Do the same for the windows and rear window.
Clean, clean and dry the windshield beforehand
Whether you choose a chemical cleaner or a natural solution, you should first clean your windshield with a dry microfiber cloth.
Do circular motions, then up and down motions. This pre-cleaning will remove dust and other buildup so your cleaner can remove tough stains more easily.
As mentioned above, your car windshield should be cleaned with a product that removes grease, such as dishwashing detergent and vinegar or even car windshield cleaner.
Alternatively, you can use newspapers or microfiber cloths to dry the windshield. Be careful not to leave harsh cleaning solutions on the glass: you risk damaging the protective coating or pigment, especially if your car is exposed to direct sunlight. Finally, be sure to really remove the detergent residue.
Windshield cleaning: what not to do
By wanting to clean your windshield well, you end up making some mistakes. To avoid them, here are our tips:
- Do not spray the cleaner directly on the windshield. In fact, You risk creating spots And moving dirt instead of getting rid of it.
- Don’t skip the drying step! This is because residue can remain on your windshield, even though you are using a cleaner designed specifically for car windshields.
- Forget the old towels! Instead, use lint-free materials such as microfiber cloths, newspaper clippings, paper towels, etc.
Finally, if you find that there are still streaks and reflections on your windshield, the problem is likely on your windshield on the outside and not on the inside. If necessary, clean the exterior thoroughly using the same methods described above. Don’t forget to recheck your windshield wipers, too.