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So I got my car back from the dealership not too long ago, and of course they decided to tidy up inside of my car. However, the problem being after they cleaned the inside of the windshield and the other windows, there are now towel/smear marks.

What do you guys use to have a nice streak-free interior windows?
 

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I use a little bit of water and a terry (not sure how to spell that) clothe. You can get them from kragen, pep boys, places of those sorts.
 

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Windex may be fine for non-tinted windows but if your windows are tinted you won't be happy with the outcome, unless you want to remove the tint in which case go for it. I personally don't advise using any window cleaner with ammonia, tinted or not.

I haven't had any bad experiences with most of the auto glass cleaner (which *do not* contain ammonia).The cheap ones usually come in a plastic spray bottle (such as Armor All Auto Glass Cleaner) but some of the foaming sprays which come in metal aerosol cans give better results (such as Diamondite Perfect Vision Glass Cleaner) but may be more expensive. There are some products on the market to add a glossy shine if you want it but they are usually expensive and unnecessary in my opinion (hello glare). Always clean with a microfiber or terry cloth - regular paper towels or newspaper will scuff your windows.
 

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since your in canada go to crappy tire and get microfiber cloth and stoner invisible glass
its in a aerosol can. and it works great
 

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GLASS-PLUS with "Jet-Dry Diamond Shine" works perfect to me.


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i only use a very clean lightly damp lint free towel. after using it i wash them right away. one more thing, towels i use for cleaning glass windows i dont use them on any part of the car either inside or out. it takes 6 towels to clean the inside part of the glass windows and 6 towels to clean the outside part. 1 towel for each glass window.
 

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Little dishwashing soap in a bucket of water. Foam pad to clean and 4"squeegee.
 

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Thanks. I've never seen it at Pepboys or Autozone. ....
I doubt this product is, or will be available at Pep-Boys or AutoZone. It is not an automotive citified product. It is a household cleaning product. I’m using Glass-Plus since this product came out on the market. I’m also using Glass-Plus on my other vehicle with the tinted windows (already 7 years) and no damages, or any kind of tint deterioration occurred so far. Decent quality product for its price and works good enough to me. IMO
 

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I doubt this product is, or will be available at Pep-Boys or AutoZone. It is not an automotive citified product. It is a household cleaning product. I’m using Glass-Plus since this product came out on the market. I’m also using Glass-Plus on my other vehicle with the tinted windows (already 7 years) and no damages, or any kind of tint deterioration occurred so far. Decent quality product for its price and works good enough to me. IMO

it could also be that your tint of 7 yrs is high good quality. not all tints react very well with ammonia based glass cleaners.
 

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it could also be that your tint of 7 yrs is high good quality. not all tints react very well with ammonia based glass cleaners.
If I'm not mistaken Glass-Plus products do not contain ammonia. Yes, my other vehicle is a 7 years old Jeep Grand Cherokee (generation WJ) with the original tinted windows from its manufacturer (not custom tinted windows).



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So let me get this straight, I should not be using windex if my windows are tinted?
I haven't tinted them yet, but this is VERY good to know, I never knew it....
So you guys are saying armrall; does that mean the wipes they have (which work very well and that shocked me) are good or bad?? Cause i was thinking of buying the kit with the 4 bottles in it but i don't want to if I won't be able to use the window ones.
 
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