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Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« on: February 12, 2023, 06:08:38 PM »
What's the best way to clean or strip glass?  Especially windshields.   So far I've tried rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and window cleaner using shop towels (paper) and they still seem to have a "oily" or streaky look.  I've seen steel wool and buffers suggested but I'm not sure about that. 

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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2023, 08:23:54 PM »
The rubbing alcohol might be too weak to remove oily residue.  First, try a solvent based cleaner like Wax & Grease Remover typically used in body prep, available at your local auto paint store.  Use a paper towel to wipe it on and off.  It won't hurt paint and will come in handy for other uses on the car.  It will remove wax if it gets on paint.  Also, a clay bar with Dawn dish soap and water in a spray bottle as a lubricant.  This will remove little bumps and other debris and the Dawn is also a good degreaser.  Then follow up with a good glass cleaner like "Perfect Glass" available at Lowes.
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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2023, 10:52:06 AM »
Excellent!!  Thanks for the recommendations!

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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 06:59:24 PM »
The Automshow detainers use #0000 steel wool.   Wet it with windex.
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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 09:31:06 PM »
i know i know don't laugh first try it!!!! get out all the moisture and oily from glass if not you can laugh :))
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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2023, 09:04:37 AM »
 Like this  aerosol glass. Leaner, all the detailers use it.  It bad the ping, itís in a metal van, yiu can drop it on your car
They now make a plastic bottle !!!!!!!!!
Eastwood does make a glass polish kit, I imagine it would be messy, it wonít take out deep scratches, but it does a nice job a few people said, rule, if you can feel it with a fingernail, it wonít remove it. 
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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2023, 02:02:43 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.   The steel wool made the biggest difference I think.  And no laughing at the shaving cream, I've used that on mirrors for years.

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Re: Best way to Deep Clean / Strip Glass?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2023, 03:33:34 PM »
I like sprayaway glass cleaner.   Itís what the detailers use at the auto shows.
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