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Have always struggled with this - you clean your windows inside and, you get in, the sun's shining and suddenly it looks a right mess especially through the windscreen.

Tried using a Tesco own brand cleaner (blue stuff in a spray bottle) and it's not much better. I think it's my technique rather than the product.

Any advice gratefully recieved.
 

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#MrGrumpy
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White vinegar and a microfibre cloth. Works perfectly every time on car and house windows, mirrors, cupboards... any glass surface.
It's also really cheap.
 

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+1 on the vinegar. Warm water with vinegar in it and microfibre cloth. Job done. Although I find brown vinegar just as good!
Never tried that, as I just use the stuff that's in a spray bottle from poundland.


If I can use regular table vinegar I might be able to save even more!
 

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I use the same Poundland stuff as Syx, although I have an inside one and an outside one. In the outside one, I've added about 10ml of Fairy Liquid and a couple of squirts of TFR to help cut through road grime.

Both applications are the same whether it is interior or exterior glass. Try not to do it when the whether is cold as the condensation from your own body heat will leave you buffing indefinitely!! :)

1. Spray product onto microfibre mitt or failing that, a microfibre cloth.
2. Wipe over window, starting at the top and working down.
3. Turn mitt over / use a dry microfibre cloth and buff off.
4. Use a screwed up bit of newspaper to get rid of the streaks.

Two top tips for doing the windscreen:

1. Always do this from the passenger seat as there is no steering wheel to get in the way (and also no accidental horn presses which usually results in my missus coming out to see what I want!)
2. I heartily recommend using a mitt for the windscreen. Don't clean with the palm of your hand, use the back of your hand / fingers as you can get right down to the bottom of the screen without dislocating your wrist
 

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Use a dedicated glass cloth or you will not clean it properly whatever you use or you will leave MF fibres on your screen
I must admit I do use a MF cloth to buff up with variable results. They're great for lots of things but not this it seems.

Going to road test some of these ideas over the next few weeks. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
 
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