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I have just been giving my mum's car a good clean inside and out. I
have jsut finsihed by doing the inside of the windscreen, which had
quite a build up of the film that seems to form from using the air con
etc. I used Autoglym Fast Glass with both paper kitchen towel and a
cotton cloth. I could not get it 100% clean. Is there something I am
missing?

Also is there a better glass cleaner to be using as the Fast Glass has
just run out? What is the best type of cloth? Is it ok to use this
cleaner on the outside of the windscreen as well?
 

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I have just been giving my mum's car a good clean inside and out. I have jsut finsihed by doing the inside of the windscreen, which had quite a build up of the film that seems to form from using the air con etc. I used Autoglym Fast Glass with both paper kitchen towel and a cotton cloth. I could not get it 100% clean. Is there something I am missing?

Also is there a better glass cleaner to be using as the Fast Glass has just run out? What is the best type of cloth? Is it ok to use this cleaner on the outside of the windscreen as well?
How interesting you mentioning this aspect of car cleaning. I am quite paranoid about cleaning the inside of my windscreen and am quite shocked that this piece of glass is so ignored by so many motorists as can be seen when following the majority of them. Quite obviously they never clean theirs as indicated by the horrible murky/misty appearance of their inside windscreens.

I clean mine with a leather or equivalent soaked only in water or if a synthetic leather then with a bit of Ethyl Alcohol added to try and dissolve or soften any deposit I then finish off with a Micro-fibre cloth whilst still damp (the glass, that is). If you use any proprietary cleaners, inevitably this will result in the glasss getting murky again prematurely.

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The problem is the cloth you are using, try a micro fibre cloth instead, one dry and one with a product on it, use the try one after.
 

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I just spit on the window and rub it in with an old oily rag.

As I hear your shocked intake of breath....I'm only kidding. I use normal windowlene stuff with a kitchen tissue and wipe with a clean, soft duster.
 

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Scrunched up newspaper is good for cleaning glass[Y]
Agreed - wash with hot soapy water and dry with scrunched up newspaper - best thing I've used

Keeps the screen clean for ages

Sounds weird, but try it [;)]
 

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I use Mr Muscle and a glass microfibre cloth from Serious Performance - effortless cleaning with no streaks at all.
 

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I think Fast Glass is meant for plastics. I use Autoglym Car Glass Polish. No streaks, really sparkles and makes the glass feel like waxed paintwork. Also works a treat on chrome and doesn't smell like you've been eating fish and chips in the car if you spill it [;)]
 

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Incidentally I think most people don't do it because it's incredibly awkward - if you do it sitting upright, with your hands twisted 180 degrees to face upwards to hold the cloth to the glass. The trick is to lie across the front seats facing upwards so you don't have to contort your hands.

I actually used some cheap "normal" window cleaner prior to fitting my Richbrook Real Carbon Fibre (tm) alloy tax disc holder and to my horror afterwards noticed that it had left nasty streaks. When I next change my tax disc I'm going to properly clean and degrease that area.
 

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Incidentally I think most people don't do it
because it's incredibly awkward - if you do it sitting upright, with
your hands twisted 180 degrees to face upwards to hold the cloth to the
glass. The trick is to lie across the front seats facing upwards so you
don't have to contort your hands.
Lol... you must have very long arms!

Personally I use vinegar and newspaper, or household window cleaner
& newspaper. Yes I did spill the vinegar in the boot once[:$]
 
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