Blurred windshield glass can make you feel like you are driving through the haze, even in clear driving conditions. Road dirt or deposits from other vehicles accumulate on windshields and cause problems if you do not clean them. The dirt on your windshield is not just dirt; It can contain salt, tar, sap, oil and other auto fluids. This film layer is a safety risk during inclement weather, when a few drops of rain transform the mixture into toxic mud. Make an effort to stay safe by cleaning your windshield and other car windows at least once a month.
- Spray the outside of the windshield and the windows with a degreasing detergent and water. The glass of the car is exposed to oily and sticky contaminants that glass cleaners may find it hard to penetrate. Rub the glass with a soft cloth. Wash your car and rinse it with clean water.
- Fill a bottle with 1/3 sprinkler with white vinegar. Fill the remaining 2/3 with distilled water. Tap water can contain chemicals that cause the glass to scratch. Add a neutral pH detergent or cleaner lid. Shake the bottle of homemade glass cleaner to mix the ingredients.
- Spray the glass cleaner on the windshield and clean it with newspaper. Wipe from the top of the windshield to the base with wide movements. Work on the outside of the glass and go in, working in one window at a time. The newspaper has a polishing effect on the glass and the mirrored surfaces.
- Spray a car glass wax, like those made by Rain, Aquarelle or Glass Science, on the outside of your windows. Polish the wax through the windshield in a circular motion. The glass wax allows rain to flow from the windshield into streams. Apply this product to exterior lights and mirrors for improved visibility during storms.
- Polish and dry the glass with a microfiber towel. These towels are lint-free and will not scratch the glass surface of the car.
Tips and warnings
- Clean your windshield in a shaded area to prevent the glass cleaner from scratching.
- Detail your last interior glass to avoid contamination of the mist from other cleaning products.
- Some glass cleaners contain ammonia that dries interior surfaces and releases dangerous fumes when heated.
- The ammonia-based glass cleaner should not be used in secondary market window dye.