How to clean a windshield without streaking?

By Product Expert | Posted in DIY Maintenance on Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 8:07 am
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Get a Streak-Free Windshield by Cleaning It Like This

When it comes cleaning your vehicle, nothing is quite as frustrating as spending 15-20 minutes cleaning all the windows in your vehicle and then finding that there are streaks all over them. Let us help.

Here’s how to clean your windshield and windows without leaving streaks behind.


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5-Step Guide to Streak-Free Windows

Getting that coveted streak-free shine is easier than you think. Follow these steps:

  1. Combine 2 cups distilled water, ½ cup white vinegar, and ¼ cup rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle; shake gently to combine
  2. Spray homemade cleaner onto clean, absorbent rag; DO NOT spray cleaner onto glass
  3. Wipe interior glass in a sweeping motion from the top of the of window, downward; make sure to roll each window down around an inch to get the top
  4. Apply more cleaner and switch to clean parts of the rag as necessary
  5. When a window is finished, immediately use a microfiber towel to wipe down the window; this removes excess cleaner and streaks before they can settle

Things to Avoid When Cleaning Glass

There are a few ways that many people sabotage themselves while cleaning their vehicle’s windshield and windows. We’ve listed few below. Take a look and make sure you’re not doing these things:

  • Spraying cleaner directly on glass
  • Using a store-bought glass cleaner
  • Using paper towels
  • Using dirty or unabsorbent rags
  • Not switching to clean part of rag as it dirties
  • Not wiping down each window immediately after it’s cleaned

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