Cleaning Windows

Cleaning and detailing your Astra.
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eusty
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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by eusty » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:22 pm

I mix up 50:50 of RO water and white vinegar and use 2 microfibre cloths (one to rub, the other to buff).


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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by FiestaRed » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:04 pm

By way of an update, I spent quite a bit of time cleaning the Astra's windows and they're getting better. I used the Chemical Guys Glassworkz cleaner all round.

The inside front of the windscreen, especially on the passenger's side was still quite bad. As the bottle of Koch Chemie Speed Glass Cleaner I ordered had arrived but was pushed for time, I gave the passengers side another quick go before taking the family to the local Shopping Outlet.

As shopping is not my thing, I had a quick tour round then went and sat in the car. As it was pouring with rain, all the inside glass quickly misted up apart from the passengers side windscreen where I'd tried the Koch Chemie, that hardly misted up all. When I've got a bit more time to spare, I'll give all the glass another clean with the Koch Chemie and see how that goes.


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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by ZappyPayload » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 pm

Apparently this is caused by the interior plastics de-gassing. Magic eraser sponges get it off.


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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by FiestaRed » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am

ZappyPayload wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Magic eraser sponges get it off.
Looking on YouTube, the Magic Eraser seems to get used for a lot of things around the car. I always keep a couple soaking in a small bucket ready to use.


chrism40
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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by chrism40 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:17 pm

Magic Erasers are great, just not on the paint :o


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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by FiestaRed » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:16 am

Still at a loss as to how the Magic Erasers work. There seems to be no chemicals or cleaning agents, just the block of Melamine foam.


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eusty
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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by eusty » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:57 pm

eusty wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:22 pm
I mix up 50:50 of RO water and white vinegar and use 2 microfibre cloths (one to rub, the other to buff).
Well that's what I used to do!

I decided to try some Koch Chemie Speed Glass Cleaner and it's the dogs danglies. I used to have issues with the windows misting up so had to keep the air to the screen to stop it, but after cleaning it the other day it doesn't mist up now.

Top stuff :)


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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by Spongebob290 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:06 pm

side note.. don't use Rainex anti mist.. bloody useless and leaves a film.
Bob

Grey Astra K SRi, SATNAV 2016, 1.6 Automatic Diesel: with Safety Pack, Keyless, Parking, Intellilux (these lights are superb) :D


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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by barrheadred » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Sometimes just plain cold water and a good clean chamois is all you need. I used to work for a company that swore by it and only washed the body of the cars as well with cold water when valeted. No chemicals at all..ever. Cars always came out pristine. I couldn't quite get my head around it but you couldn't argue with the results. :o
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Re: Cleaning Windows

Post by Prince of Darkness » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:31 am

For many years now I have used Bond It to clean all my windows - also cleans UPVC very well as well. It is available from ebay for about £5.99 for a 1 litre spray plastic bottle. It is used throughout the window trade.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Professional ... YqgN1KYI0g


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