Cleaning Car Windows

Have you noticed how fantastic your vehicle looks with perfectly clean, clear windows and plastic?

我知道我这样做。

Unfortunately, many of us ignore the windows when we wash.

是的,它增加了几分钟。

我有罪,我自己。毕竟,谁喜欢做赢dows? Not so fun.

Okay, let’s be serious for a moment.

忘记涉及保持汽车的Windows清洁的时间。

你有没有停下来思考肮脏,朦胧,水斑的玻璃可以是安全危险?

Porsche Boxster Clear Vinyl Window
The impact of this freshly polished and waxed paint would be ruined by dirty windows. After waxing, use a slightly damp microfiber detailing towel to buff the glass. If you run into stubborn spots or a heavy film, spray a few shots of automotive glass cleaner.

Driving your car with dirty, hazy windows on a rainy night or in heavy traffic, straining to see, is a driving impairment. Yup!

You should consider this a true danger.

事实上,年纪越大,我越来越欣赏一个无障碍的观点。

Cleaning your windows is one of the most tedious car detailing tasks, but it’s worth the effort.

In addition to being a hazard, the effect of dirty glass will quickly ruin the appearance of your perfectly polished and waxed automobile.

After you have completed all other detailing tasks, put the perfect touch on your car by detailing your car’s glass.

Automotive Glass Cleaners

It seems like no two car enthusiasts can agree on the ultimate glass cleaner for their car.

有些人喜欢氨清洁剂,而纯粹主义者只能使用清澈的水。无论您使用什么,原则都是如此:清洁,干燥和波兰。

相信与否,我非常劝阻在您的汽车上使用氨的玻璃清洁剂。

虽然氨是您家中的一款优秀的玻璃清洁剂,但它对许多汽车表面有害。这包括乙烯基,橡胶和皮革。

More importantly, the use ofammonia inside your car is harmful to your health.

使用汽车玻璃清洁剂,专门声明在窗口薄膜上使用它是安全的。这也将备用塑料和乙烯基表面。

Glass cleaners in a spray bottle work fine.

禁止内饰的唯一问题是过量的。引导玻璃清洁剂的喷雾很困难。采取一些练习。

无论如何,这是可能让你感到惊讶的东西!

In the old days, professional car detailers used plain water for wiping and cleaning the windows.

They also dried glass with newspaper. Yes, really.

与纸巾和大多数棉毛巾不同,报纸不会留在棉绒后面。此外,油墨用作玻璃抛光剂。

The big drawback to this method is only the newsprint ink on your hands.

无论如何,通过微纤维细节衣服的出现,用新闻印刷的清洁窗户都是全部的。

This is a good time to reveal a closely held recommendation…

浪星is the most amazing glass cleaner ever. Pick up that two pack!

Cleaning Car Windows

Here we go!

使用驾驶员的门和前排乘客的门开始窗户清洁。

If your door has a window frame, lower the window 1 inch or so. This allows access to the top part of the glass. This part should be cleaned and dried first.

喷雾用玻璃清洁剂和脂肪干燥。

Now roll the window back up, and clean the remainder of the window.

肮脏的玻璃挡风玻璃
The grime on this Honda S2000’s glass was so bad the wipers and washers would not cut through it. This is a dangerous situation for the driver. I added a 303 Instant Windshield Washer Tablet to the owner’s wash reservoir as a booster. A proper cleaning solution in your windshield washer is necessary for safe driving.

Pay attention to the corners of the windows. This is where you will get most smears and streaks.

Don’t forget your driver’s side and passenger’s side mirrors.

在坐在乘客座位上,清洁挡风玻璃的内部。

猜猜为什么?

当然,从乘客的侧面更容易清洗。方向盘无法阻挡。

留在后视镜周围。

The thing is…

It is only glued to your windshield!

You can break it loose if you bump into the rear view mirror hard enough or at the right angle.

反正!

The inside of the rear window is the most difficult to reach. It should be done last.

The best technique for cleaning your rear window is to use the back side of your hand. It can guide the towel down into the corners.

Let’s face it…

试图用手掌将迫使你to be a contortionist. You will also draw strange looks from the neighbors.

Microfiber Detailing Towels

不久前我推荐了一个特定的玻璃细节毛巾。

虽然微纤维玻璃毛巾工作,但我疯狂地试图保持不同的毛巾和他们的目的。

I had dark blue, light blue, green, orange and pink towels.

It was nuts!

I finally came to one conclusion:

Waffle weave detailing towels are the best general-purpose towels. They work great on glass and clear plastic.

用微纤维毛巾清洁汽车玻璃
Lacey正在使用“华夫饼编织”微纤维干燥毛巾清洁玻璃和镜子上的​​卡车上。

My experience is that the towels with a deep, plush nap do not work well on glass.

The best microfiber towels for glass have a low pile and a tight weave, like a polishing towel. The tight weave gives them more scrubbing power.

Be cautious of inexpensive microfiber towels.

I tell you this for one reason.

您在零售链中购买的任何超细纤维毛巾都有很大的机会将在玻璃上留下棉绒。

Fiber shedding is a significant problem with bulk towels. These bulk products are usually made for janitorial services by low-cost bidders in China.

质量往往是可怕的!

With microfiber on glass, it’s best to use two towels. One should be damp with water or your favorite glass cleaner. The second is for drying for buffing.

Cleaning Water Spotted Car Glass

我怀疑挡风玻璃是最忽略的表面。

尽其所用,当你洗车并用几张玻璃清洁剂喷洒它时

Did you ever think of polishing your glass?

Normal driving will coat your windshield with a variety of contaminants. Normal glass cleaners cannot remove them.

Plus, when you think about it, your windshield has the greatest vertical forward exposure.

正确的?它与道路和其他碎片堵塞了。

It’s a wonder that windshields hold up as well as they do!

删除小水位和道路污染的汽车玻璃抛光已经存在了很长一段时间。

Admittedly, they are not always easy to find.

I highly recommend using a glass-polishing product like Griot’s Garage Glass Polish. It will keep glass clean and free of water spots.

这很简单。

用毛巾涂抹器彻底擦拭抛光。然后,用毛巾或微纤维毛巾擦干。

For really tough spots on glass Griot’s Garage makes a complete glass polishing system with a 3″ polisher.

Griot's Garage Glass Polishes and 3
Glass polishes remove stubborn water spots with ease. Simply wipe on a small amount and buff. For professional polishing results, try the Griot’s Garage 3″ polisher.

用#000或#0000合成钢丝绒使用你的玻璃抛光剂进行严重的水斑点(仅限外部!)。

超细合成钢丝绒为真正艰巨的工作提供了更多的切割力。

Just please be aware of one thing!

玻璃抛光不能修复道路石头和严重水点蚀刻的玻璃损伤。如果您的玻璃很糟糕或蚀刻,可能需要更换。

Speaking of water spots, some parts of the country have extremely hard water.

我们正在谈论高水平的微量元素。它的钙,铁,石灰和溪流和河流中的其他矿物质。

The thing is these trace elements remain on your glass.

How?

When water from sprinklers or regular washing evaporates on your car.

It’s true. These spots attach themselves to glass.

If left on your glass for very long, hard-water spots will not wash off with shampooing or regular glass cleaners.

最终,它们可能会永久地蚀刻玻璃。

So, even though you have removed the minerals causing the water spots, the outline of the spots may remain as surface damage to your glass.

The best solution: Polish the glass as soon as possible. Do it!

挡风玻璃刮水器护理

Windshield wipers are essential for cleaning your windshield and rear window in rain or snow. They even help deal with bugs on long road trips.

事实是......

Wipers perform best when the rubber is in good shape and the glass is fairly clean.

养成清洁前后刮水片的习惯。清洁玻璃时会这样做。

Specifically, use a damp cloth to wipe the rubber blades. It will remove bug residue, wax and other dirt buildup.

303刮水器治疗
303刮水器治疗stops skipping, squeaking, and conditions rubber.

I want to stress something here:

Applying rubber dressing on your blades may cause streaking and smearing. It can also impair your vision.

The best overall maintenance of your blades is keeping them clean.

使用303刮水器处理来保护刀片,或者如果您的雨刮器刀片跳过或吱吱声。

Do you have expensive after-market blades? 303 Wiper Treatment will make them last twice as long.

By the way…

A good wash fluid is just as important as wiper blades!

Pick a wash fluid with enough power to cut the grime. But don’t use something so harsh that it stains your car.

我正在使用流行的橙色洗助力。它在挡风玻璃周围创造了这些可怕的白色污渍。

I had enough. I finally switched to 303 Instant Windshield Washer Tablets.

Let me tell you…

It performs flawlessly for me in all conditions.

Final Touches on Automotive Glass

如果你的车是一年或更老,你需要做一些事情。

密切检查可能会揭示很多污垢堆积。你在哪里说?

In the corners of your windshield and rear window around the trim.

Use an old toothbrush or detailing brush, w/ a spray cleaner, to remove this caked-on gunk. Before cleaning, lay a towel at the base of the window to catch drips.

Spray your brush with window cleaner and shake off the excess cleaner.

用你的刷子沿着装饰擦洗。它破坏了污垢。

使用棉签尖端到达下方装饰下方并移除被困的污垢。

Pro Tip:If your brush won’t remove the buildup of dirt, use a sharp single-edged razor blade to gently remove the dirt from your glass.

注意不要将剃须刀片推得太远的橡胶密封件。

Seriously, this may cause leaks.

警告:Stay clear of defroster strips on the rear window. Cutting them could render this feature useless.

清洁着色窗膜

Tinted window film is often applied to the inside of windows. It shades passengers or provide privacy.

Tinted window film is typically a thin sheet of Mylar plastic. Here’s the problem with that!

It’s easy for it to be destroyed by ammonia.

仅使用水或温和的清洁剂,如Meguiar的NXT玻璃清洁剂。

Have tinted film that’s been scratched? It can be polished with a cleaner designed for vinyl windows ie. convertible tops.

I recommend Plexus for polishing and regular maintenance of tinted window film.

It comes in an aerosol spray can. It’s safe for use on plastic, Plexiglas and tinted window film.

Plexus also works great on taillight and headlight covers.

Maintaining Clear Plastic

塑料捷豹大灯
The headlight lenses on most new cars are plastic. If you don’t polish the lenses every few months, they will yellow and haze.

保持清晰的塑料和窗口着色是棘手的。

事情是..

这些材料将很容易地划伤并失去原始清晰度。

这适用于窗口着色,可转换后窗,大灯镜头,仪表板镜头和其他透明塑料表面。

用丛,它只是喷涂和擦拭。

That’s it! There’s no buffing, no mess and no waste.

Polishing Scratched & Yellowed Plastic (Including Headlights!)

玻璃车灯的日子已经逝去了。

自1990年以来的大多数车辆具有覆盖前灯的塑料镜片。

These lenses protect expensive lamps from flying stones and road debris.

But, you know what?

随着时间的推移,他们变色并从道路石头上变成了。

Without proper care, plastic headlight lenses will degrade until they turn opaque. This restricts the amount of light reaching the road.

那是关于!

大部分损坏是由暴露于紫外线(UV)光引起的。

Here’s what’s crazy to me.

Headlight lens discoloration becomes noticeable in as little as 2 or 3 years if you live in a southern state.

When a Kit Says The Day!

Annual polishing will restore the transparency of plastic windows and headlight lenses.

On the other extreme…

To restore yellowed or scratched plastic, such as headlight lenses, you’ll need plastic polish and a buffing tool.

有几个好套件可用。一个是3M镜头更新套件。

汽车玻璃和塑料摘要

我不知道任何喜欢做窗户的人。

但这家苦难会更容易。这是关于正确的工具和清洁剂。

我个人讨厌做室内窗户。这么多,所以我......

Well, I used to rotate which windows I cleaned each time I washed.

一周,这是挡风玻璃。下周,侧窗。

Nowadays, with the advent of microfiber towels, window cleaning is much easier.

After cleaning your car’s windows and polishing the clear plastic, it’s time to细节和治疗修剪!