Darren's Note: Easy Window Cleaning Tips is initially intended for the specific context of window cleaning tips for your car windows, but these tips are effective for anything glass related that you want clean: car window's, house window's, glass mirrors, virtually any glass surface that you want cleaned!
Are you sure you are ready for Darren's easy window cleaning tips? I will warn you in advance; it is not going to be your normal how to clean windows advice.
You know...the same old how to clean windows advice that is simply repeated from one bad website to another!
I am not going to bore you with all the traditional window cleaning tips you have likely already tried. I am not going to take some traditional window cleaner and overwhelm you with some hyped-up technique I stole from another detailer on the "University of YouTube".
Any of my long term followers knows I am have a reputation for breaking the rules. I have introduced many tools and products from outside the world of auto detailing and shown people just like yourself better and more effective ways to get from point A to point B.
Tips, tricks, and techniques that go counter to what this hyped-up industry would have you believe. My easy window cleaning trick will introduce you to one of my favorite professional auto detailing products that also has so many uses.
Yes, there really is a secret weapon.
And that secret weapon consists of (2) secret weapons officially. But the first one is truly the secret for a few reasons.
CSI Q-7 Detailer Quart 62-205-Q
This product is one of my favorites and a product I have been using for over 15 years. Only recently has it become available via Amazon.
What you will need:
Darren's Notes: I will add a couple additional notes for my easy window cleaning tips. Windows are difficult enough. The front windshield of a car (that window in which you send most of your time looking through as you drive) is especially difficult due to the slant/rake of the front windshield. Most people will not be thorough enough to get all the tight corners and down towards the bottom (see "tools" section below) edge where the windshield meets the dashboard. For this reason I recommend the tool below. I also recommend that when cleaning the glass with the Q-7 Detailer, you use it both aggressively and firmly knowing you are breaking down stubborn haze and build-up.
Your initial cleaning using my secret weapon and easy window cleaning tips will be the most dificult. Once you master the initial cleaning of your car windows, the maintenance moving forward will be much easier and simpler (see below under "maintenance")
Also worthy of noting is that the Q-7 is a non-staining formulation so if you are fearful about getting the Q-7 Detailer on your dash or other interior materials, you needn't be concerned. (the Q-7 is actually a great interior detailer just like it is a great exterior detailer)
See the following links for the easy window cleaning tools to be used with my secret weapon:
The Rag Company (10-Pack) 16 in. x 16 in. Professional EDGELESS 365 GSM Premium 70/30 Blend Metal POLISHING & Detailing Microfiber Towels The Miner
The Rag Company (5-Pack) 16 in. x 16 in. Premium South Korean 70/30 Blend 400gsm Waffle-Weave Microfiber Detailing and Drying Towels
Invisible Glass 95161 Reach and Clean Tool (1-Piece) - Window Wand Glass Cleaning Tool for Windshields, Invisible Glass Cleaner for Auto Glass, Clean and Reach Tool for Hard-to-Reach Places
If you have followed my instructions then you will likely have consumed a fair amount of time getting your windows perfectly cleaned! All that will be required moving forward will be to use the waffle weave window cleaning cloth and distilled water to maintain your clean windows.
Once again, simply spritz your folded waffle weave cloth with distilled water, wipe your window to freshen up, then flip cloth over and buff to perfection.If over time you feel this maintenance is not keeping up with your expectations, then go through all these steps for a reset to perfectly clean car windows.
Darren's Note: I like to include examples of seriously bad websites/blogs you can easily find on the Internet written by "non-professionals" who simply gather bad information from other poorly written websites, add their own additional bad information and tips, and then represent this bad information as legitimate tips. Tips which are simply of little use at best, or plain bad information at worst.
CarBibles: (one of the biggest offenders of bad car care tips) Ways to Clean Car Windows
GuideToDetailing: (another website who clearly outsources it writing content to non-professionals) This site actually still recommends using newspaper as a glass cleaning "towel". I haven't heard this bad tip repeated in decades, but you can find it at their site: Maintaining Glass Clear Plastic
I get it. Old habits die a slow death.
As people we resist change. Changing from the accepted traditional car window cleaners that have been crowned as the best car window cleaners, along with accepted window cleaning steps is going to be hard for many of you reading this page.
Here I am trying to enlighten you to a better way of cleaning car windows, using a product you have likely never heard of, using techniques that go completely against accepted ways of cleaning car windows.
But despite how effective my easy window cleaning tips are, you may want to default to the business as usual mentality of cleaning your car windows.
For this reason I have included my number one choice in a traditional window cleaner below:
SprayWay SW050-12 Glass Cleaner, 19 oz, Pack of 12
After being in the professional auto detailing business for over 30 years now, there are very few times that a new product or technique really puts a smile on my face. This Q-7 Detailer in its unique ability to clean car windows floored me with the results. These easy window cleaning tip and secret weapon continue to leave me with a huge smile every time I show a person just how perfect I can make their car windows by using these tricks!
I wish the same success and massive smile for you!