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Old 10-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #1
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Best way to clean the inside of the windshield?

Our first RV {Georgetown 351DS} and I am having an issue on trying to the get inside of the windshield clean. Now admittedly, I am very OCD/anal/obsessive {the wife uses different words} about windows: it took almost 2 hours to get the outside of the windshield to my liking {Cleaning, polishing and Rain-Xing} but I am at a loss for the inside.

I have tried just about every gadget I have to reach and CLEAN the inside, and still leave streaks. I have gone thru 2 cans of my favorite glass cleaner {Sprayway 707} and still ainít right. Biggest issue is not being able to keep a consistent pressure on the cleaning pad. I even tried to use the Swiffer {new pad of course and no Swiffer cleaner} and still not where I want it. I do not want to stand on the dash, but short of building a scaffold to go over the dash, I am at a loss.

What miracle gadget does everyone use to clean the inside of the windshield? I did a search here, and unless my ďGoogle-FuĒ was weak, I did not find anything. Also looked on Amazon and while there is a bunch of things I might try, they are made for outside use.

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Old 10-11-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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Bed Bath and Beyond sells a window cleaner called Miracle Glass. I am also OCD and we use this for all our glass cleaning. Spray on and wipe with an old flour sack dish towel. The older the better! No streaks.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:47 PM   #3
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Most of the pro detailers in our area use something similar to this....
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There are others out there similar too.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:54 PM   #4
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I use the same thing as 5picker.

I use only

https://www.invisibleglass.com/

on all my glass surfaces.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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Invisible Glass is my favorite window product. Use a microfiber cloth. Can be purchased from your local Auto Parts store.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #6
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Vinegar water with a drop of dish soap and the brown paper towel you find in some public restrooms is what I used years ago working in a truck stop. Spray it on, wipe it dry. Had to clean the windows every night until I started using that.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:06 AM   #7
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Wet paper towel.......wash the inside............then dry paper towels. You do not have to use anything fancy.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:04 PM   #8
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All,
Thanks for the input: will try some of these. What I did not make clear {the wife says I do that all the time....} is my main issue: I can't reach the dang windshield. I am not a small guy {6'1"} but still cannot reach it. Tried everything on a stick, but not finding anything that give an even pressure to prevent streaks. Since I do not want to stand on the dash {not a small guy }, I am looking for something that will help me reach that.

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:06 PM   #9
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You Tube

You tube has a number of videos on this.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:08 PM   #10
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use Scott paper towels, they don't streak and invisible window cleaner.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:13 PM   #11
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Bowser4X4,
I have a 2014 Georgetown 378 XL and have the same problem. While going through some of the links I came across the Invisible Glass Reach and Clean Tool. It comes with a short handle but it looks like it has common broom handle threads. If so any length you need should be acheivable. I would suggest using a wooden one as the light metal ones will bend under pressure. Thanks for bringing up the topic.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:34 PM   #12
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I use Invisible Glass Cleaner purchased from Lowe's.
I'm short so I kneel on the seat with my back facing the windshield. Found that solution on YouTube. I can reach all the way down to the vents that way. Invisible Glass is the best window cleaner I've ever used. Goes on as a foam so you can see where you are wiping.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:00 PM   #13
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The best auto glass cleaner I have found is 8oz Denatured Alcohol, 8oz water + 1/4 cup white vinegar. Old newspaper to wipe it off.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:39 PM   #14
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Bowser4X4 - My wife claims that I am so OCD that, if you look in the dictionary under the term "anal retentive", you see my photo!! I, too, have been obsessed with streak-free windshields, especially on the inside. Most good quality glass cleaners do a good job. Any of the ones with some ammonia are better. We use a combination of paper towels and fresh newspaper to wipe clean and dry.


The problem with keeping the inside surface clean and streak free is that there are volatile components of the plastics used in your interior dashboard and other interior surfaces that migrate directly onto the interior surface of your windshield when the temps rise. Direct sunlight through the windshield onto these surfaces makes the problem worse.


We use the Rain-X interior coating product that also helps to prevent fogging during cold weather, but it does require regular application.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:32 PM   #15
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Vinegar water and a wadded up section of news paper. Clean and no streaks. Hard part these days is finding news paper... the black and white pages. Colored ads dont work.
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AMEN!! JJaxon!!


I suspect you and I are a few left who still read the morning newspaper every day.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:59 PM   #17
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I use the same thing as 5picker.

I use only

https://www.invisibleglass.com/

on all my glass surfaces.
Yup, eliminated all hassles . Works great. Anyone that saw me using it buys one.

I also thread it on a pole and clean the outside of my windshield while standing on solid ground.
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You can try coffee filters to dry, which leave no fibers or streaks and old dryer sheets for static control.


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Go old school. Windex and crumpled up newspaper. Not the comics. Crawl up and sit on the dash. Works every time.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:40 PM   #20
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Another thumbs up for Invisaglass.

I used it on our patio door to sunroom one day. It is open most of the time. DW comes from kitchen going to sunroom. I ended up picking her up off the floor. Not really hurt but surprised.

The stuff is good. Use microfiber towel.
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