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Washed both of my cars this week. They look really nice, but the windows on both of them are awful, especially when heading toward the sun. Both the inside and the outside just won't clean up for me. I've tried vinegar water and newspaper, BonAmi and Sprayway Glass Cleaner. None of it makes a dent. Got any suggestions? The cabriolet windshield still has evidence of where the Maroney sticker was when the sun hits it.

I try my best to avoid heading into the sun, because with all the plastic on the car, I know that if I get too close it might melt. :)

Len
2014 EV Coupe 20,000 miles
2014 EV Cabriolet 17,500 miles
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll give some of them a shot. I had heard that any commercial type cleaner like Windex would give you fogging issues if used on the inside. But I've got some and at this point I'm willing to give it a shot.

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I would never use polishing compound, of steel wool, on any glass surface. Thats a NO NO. Nothing abrasive. Try using the 2 micro towel system. Use glass clean with the first towel. Then polish the glass with the 2nd one. There are many automotive glass cleaners on the market, that will clean the fogging from plastic vapors off.

 

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Smark, pro detailing shops use steel wool and buffing compound on glass every single day. Steel isn't hard enough to scratch glass, that's why razor blades cant scratch phone screens don't believe me check, check out Jerry rig everything on YouTube, he constantly shows people razor blades cant hurt glass.
 

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Smark, pro detailing shops use steel wool and buffing compound on glass every single day. Steel isn't hard enough to scratch glass, that's why razor blades cant scratch phone screens don't believe me check, check out Jerry rig everything on YouTube, he constantly shows people razor blades cant hurt glass.
I worked in a car detail shop for many years, in my younger days.
 

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I did clay the inside using Rainx glass cleaner as lube. Then I used paper towels with the glass cleaner again, then rubbed the crap out of it with a clean dry microfiber towel. Did the same with the outside.

It looked like a polished gem for about a week, then started to show fog driving into the sun.

C.
 
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