Recipe for a Streak Free Shine

Jan 8, 2018, 13:02 PM by Discount Auto Glass

When it comes to driving, you want to look at the road through a beautiful, streak-free windshield. It’s not easy to get that streak-free shine to stick around. While crystal clear newspaperwindows may seem elusive, it’s more attainable than you may think. Here at Discount Auto Glass, we’ve got the recipe for shiny-windshield-success!

What you’ll need:

  • Newspaper
  • Microfiber towel
  • Ammonia-free window cleaner

Spray ammonia-free window cleaner on your windows. Ammonia is often added to many window cleaners because of its ability to achieve that streak-free shine. The problem with using a harsh chemical such as ammonia is that it’s tough on the surface of your car and can damage any tint on your windows.

After spraying your window cleaner, wipe your windows with newspaper. Wipe back and forth horizontally, then up and down vertically to ensure coverage over the entire surface of your windows. For your windshields, spray and wipe one half at a time to adequately tackle this larger surface.

Once you’ve wiped down all the windows with newspaper, follow it up by wiping the windows with a microfiber towel.

Complete the cleaning process by cleaning your wiper blades. Mix a solution of warm (2) and white vinegar, dip a cloth in the solution, and lift up each blade to wipe it down. This will increase the effectiveness of your wiper blades and keep them from depositing dirt and debris on your windows.

It’s also important to clean out your wiper cowl, the area at the base of your windshield. The less unwanted dirt and grime you have near your windshield, the easier it is to keep those windows shiny and streak-free for a longer period of time!

windshieldAt Discount Auto Glass, we love the look of clean, streak-free windows. Should something get in the way of your crystal clear view such as a chip or crack, Discount Auto Glass can help. We offer both windshield repair and replacement. We can take appointments at one of our eight locations throughout Arkansas, our one location in Joplin, Missouri, and our newest location in Memphis, Tennessee, or we can come to you at no additional cost. Give us a call at 501-377-9575 or use our online form to get a quote.

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