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Cooley On Cars
How to clean your car glassCooley shows you the right technique for the least enjoyable part of owning a car: cleaning the glass.
[MUSIC] Boy there is one thing I hate it's cleaning windows on a car every time you get them done, there are streaks left and then you go and you try and fix that streak and make some other streak and some glide get's pulled from somewhere and it seems like your chasing your tail. Well that's because you may not have the right Solids, the right liquids, and the right technique. Start with your liquids and those are your glass cleaners. This typical blue stuff that has ammonia in it is what we used to use. It isn't always the best cuz ammonia, aside from being kind of gross to breathe, isn't really friendly to a lot of Things in your car like leather and rubber, and such, so you don't use that. Get a true glass cleaner that is alcohol based, and it doesn't have much alcohol in it, so don't drink it. And it won't hurt your car much, it drives very nicely. Leaving a streak Free finish. The other liquid you wanna have is gonna be Rain-X, there's nothing quite like this stuff. It puts a polymer coat on your clean glass when you're done, so you barely have to use your wipers. And a lot of grime, especially wet grime, kinda just runs right off. Now your solids, the things you're gonna wipe it down with. The best way to go these days is with some microfiber towels and I mean good ones. You can buy cheap ones, you can buy good ones. These ones are pretty good. I know because I've used them for a while and they don't shed a lot. Other microfiber towels are cheap and you end up with orange, yellow, and green dust all over your car and you feel like you didn't get anything done. Another way to go is, they do make paper towels that are espressly for glass and chrome. Then they're very low lint and fiber. You can buy these at the auto parts store. Another trick though, it's just go by the cheapest paper towels they sell that are almost 100% recycled. These are crappy towels but they're great for glass because there's almost nothing in them to leave any lint and dust behind. Here's another trick. In case you happen to have a lot of this laying around, I don't know why you would but coffee filters are also very good for wiping down. Again, They have a nice fiber to absorb a lot and they don't leave dust and lint on the windshield. Okay, let's get to it. I wanna get this glass clean and get on the road. First thing you do is take your glass cleaner and don't spray it on the glass, you spray it on what you would call the dirty rag. This is the one you're gonna use to actually clean the class and away from the car Put a good amount on there. And then clean that windshield with a set of parallel strokes going one way working their way down. So this case for example, I'm gonna go horizontal, work my way down. I'm overlapping so don't miss any grime. Pick that up. Then I take a dedicated clean rag, which I use any final residue. And for that I'm gonna go the other way, parallel strokes, one sweep so I don't carry any possible grime back. And I should have a really good looking clean. An easy way to test is to run a finger across there. If anything Anything shows from your finger. That means there is residue that your finger's disturbing and you gotta do it again. I'm getting absolutely no trace of anything there. Real nice. Okay, now that I feel I've got a really good clean surface, the last thing I'm gonna do, especially if you're on any kind of weather, is to put a coat of this Rain-X on there. I'm using a third towel for that. My green one let's say is my Rain-X towel. The way to use this stuff is you, again, only put it on clean glass. Moist it up a rag with some of that. This is a polymer that leaves on there. And they say to use a circular motion. So I'll do what they say and cover the whole area try to make sure you don't miss any spot. So what you're doing is you're rubbing this stuff into the glass and then let it dry to a [UNKNOWN] a very slight [UNKNOWN] This isn't some body polish There's something that you barely going to notice it, on a clean glass you will. So once that is dry, take the dry side of that rag or another rag and then go in there and polish of the remedy. And once you've put a nice polymer clay in there, it's kind of covering your glass. Not one can one of the techniques can help. We've got painted glass especially in front of the wind shield. That always gonna be w. Now how about that beautiful glass. Now the old retailer used to use newspapers and I think just water to clean glass. Coz had a little bit of fine great on the paper and I'm not sure what the ink did but this little by and I don't think it's missing. So today now we gonna find a newspaper anyway and the other thing to know is that the inside of the front and rear glass the wind shield and back light as it's probably known Are the worst to clean, because they sit over vinyl upholstery or leather that is off gassing in the case of vinyl. Chemicals that rise right up and sit on the inside of that nasty film on a car that's like less than five years old. That is coming off the upholstery, and yeah it's a real pain. Just stay at it.