Reddit reviews: The best glass care products

We found 227 Reddit comments discussing the best glass care products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 47 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/LagunaGTO · 11 pointsr/AutoDetailing


Time to finally do my car during the weekend of July 30th. This car had not been detailed since July 2014 and has had a lot more miles added on it. Sunday, 7/16/17, this car turned 5 years old and is now at 53k miles.

This car is garage kept at home for most of the time. Parked in an open parking lot during work hours. Sometimes street parked. It experiences full Chicago winters though and all elements. Sees all driving modes from stop-and-go traffic to 130mph+ highway cruises and local streets.

The goal was to get everything I wanted done on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday it decided to rain several times during the wash, but that was all good. I still kept washing in the rain and used the rain as some of my rinses. I had to get out of dodge by 4pm Sunday so I could avoid the country bugs on my drive back home to the city.

I left the following on the table to get done before winter comes:

  • Windshield restoration (full polishing and treatment application)
  • Headlight and Tail Light Restoration (just need to be polished and then have coating applied)


    Work Done

    The goal was to get it done so now I don't have to worry about it again for another 2-3 years. I wanted to get the paint corrected to an acceptable level and then put a good amount of protection on it to survive at least 2 winters and 2 summers.

    As the title states, I tried to accomplish a lot here.

  • Wash, Clay, & Protectant
  • Paint Correction
  • Paint Coating (2 layers)
  • Tip Restoration
  • The Exceptional Interior
  • Paint Chip Repair
  • Trim Restoration

    Services described here

    The entire detail is outlined in the album, but I will share the gist of it here so I can link products.

    The exterior was properly washed with our 20-stage decontamination and wash process. Here is the fire hose nozzle I use tied up with a quick shut-off valve. TRIX was awesome as always. It turned a good amount of purple all over and made the claybarring step go smoothly. The entire car was 1-step corrected with the PC and a Blue Wool Pad/orange 4" foam pad/hand orange pad and Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 (formerly FG400).

    The car was around a 85% for paint quality. I'd say this 1-step easily got it to ~93%. It removed the majority of glaringly obvious defects and it would only take a detailer's mindset now to see that final 7% of defects.

    The exterior was completely wiped clean with CarPro Eraser. The car was then coated entirely with CarPro CQuartz (2 layers) and then topped with CarPro Reload.

    The interior was vacuumed and then was completely cleaned with McKee's 37 Total Interior Cleaner. This product is my go-to for interiors. It works flawlessly and it has a great smell that does linger and just smells naturally clean. I use these types of interior clothes for working with that product. This brush was also utilized to help really get around the leather pores and locations like air vents and the steering wheel.

    All interior hard surfaces were treated with Lexol Premium Protectant. Glass was all cleaned with glass MF towels and Stoner's Invisibile Glass.

    I cleaned the engine. Finally. The engine was completely cleaned using Chemical Guy's All Clean+ and just general microfiber clothes from a place like AutoZone. The engine was then dressed with Adam's In & Out Spray to enhance the appearance of all plastic/rubber parts.

    Door jambs were cleaned up with an MF and P21S Total Auto Wash.

    Paint chips were fixed up with the Dr. Colorchip kit. Felt good to finally clean that rust chip on the hood and fix the trunk damage up some more.

    The honeycomb grills were cleaned up with a foam application, MF towel, and Klasse All-in-One. Topped with Adam's In&Out Spray.

    The exhaust tips were cleaned up using 0000 Steel Wool and Blue Magic Metal Polish and Adam's Metal Polish #1. I used a metal polishing microfiber towel to aid in this process.

    The trim was cleaned with the CG All Clean+ and then dressed with Chemical Guys Natural Matte Shine Dressing.

    The tires were dressed with AMMO MUD and the wheel wells shined up with Adam's Undercarriage Spray. Wheels were cleaned up with a very soft microfiber and P21S Wheel Cleaner.



    I loved it. It feels so good to drive it again like this. Just want to touch up a few more things and I'll be fully satisfied. I absolutely am so much happier now that my engine is clean again.


    Reflection and Lessons Learned

    Not much here outside of just taking care of the car more. I neglected that engine bay for too long but thankfully it was mostly dust. The exhaust tips should have been taken care of more. At least every spring/fall. I will continue to take care of them now 2x a year so they can maintain where they are at and not get worse.

    Preventative maintenance very much applies to detailing as much as it applies to anything mechanical.


    Total Time: 17 hours on exterior, 3 hours on interior

    Total Cost: Obviously free for me, but to give an idea of what I would have charged for this...it would have been $1,933.98. The 2 layers of coating and Reload would have been $900 alone. The rest of my prices you can see on my site.



    Former Chicago's DAD /r/AutoDetailing Detail Write-Ups

u/thisonewillsurelybef · 3 pointsr/ft86

Let's start by saying car covers are a pain in the ass for daily use, the car has to be perfectly clean to prevent it from scratching and it just doesn't work that way unless the car is washed every couple of days.

Instead I'd just wash 1 or 2 times a week, and get a gallon-size of Meguiar's spray wax and Last Touch, because you know you'll be in a constant battle against certain elements, might as well stock up (and you save like 50% just buying in bulk this way). In fact I recommend checking out their entire detailer line because you're going to go through a lot of soaps, waxes, etc. Their gallon of shampoo plus for $20 is a great start. And you can find deals like 3-packs of their supreme shine towels for $6 as an amazon add-on item if you're a prime customer.







I just buy all their gallon sized stuff and then reuse my old bottles of spray wax, detailers spray, glass cleaner, wheel bottles, etc. Saves me lots of money, like the difference between $100 now or a couple hundred by next year. For instance their gallon size of glass cleaner is probably enough to set you straight on that for a few years, dilutes 10-1 with distilled water. That's 10 gallons of glass cleaner, put that in an old windex bottle and never run out!

Also the Chemical Guy's bucket kit https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-ACC_101-Detailing-Bucket/dp/B001U522GO was a pretty amazing deal and necessary if you're going to use coin-wash bays. However the mitt included is a bit rough, so instead I use a meguiar's microfiber mitt as its the softest I've found so far. The paint on this car is very soft so it's important to use the softest products possible on the paint.

An Invisible Glass Reach and Clean tool has worked out great for cleaning the interior glass and keeping it from fogging up. Great item to have. https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Glass-Reach-Clean-95161/dp/B0017K69MA

And a bird poop tip, keep a plastic container with microfibers, a bottle of water, and a bottle of last touch / spray wax mix in the trunk or behind passenger seat. If a bird hits the car, just soak microfiber with water, apply for 30 seconds, and then clean with the detailer spray / spray wax.

To prevent corrosion, you're going to want to clean deep into the wheel wells and stuff with dedicated brushes and mitts, and then use an anti corrosion product (I ordered some ACF-50 spray recently, getting it in the mail today probably) https://www.amazon.com/Lear-Chemical-ACF50-Anti-Corrosion-Lubricant/dp/B000P1C8UO . You're going to want to check crevices for salt buildup, it can happen on some of the window trim parts, so it might be necessary to remove them and clean them out if it starts to rust underneath. You might want to use dabs of silicone stuff to prevent water and salt from corroding these spots. There are a few posts about corrosion of FT86club forums so read up on them. Also your cabin air filter, leaves and bugs like to get in your cabin air filter and make things nasty. You can easily check / service this yourself, its behind the glove box.

For maintenance, I would NOT go past 5000 miles on an oil change, and be choosy where you take your oil changes. The car likes running on fresh oil period. Buy a 5 pack of oem oil filters and oem crush washers to keep yourself straight for awhile, saves money and time. Or also a fumoto oil valve can save even more effort, as a DIY'er it made my oil changes the easiest thing to do. Check your tire pressure constantly, because a decrease in pressure will make the car drive like crap and will wear your tires out quickly.

Your 60k mile maintenance or therabouts is an important interval. Needs stuff done like spark plug changes, and probably checking the clutch throwout bearing to see if it has become worn. These are expensive and labor intensive, expect a $1000 bill.

u/hawkens85 · 2 pointsr/videos

First off, the subreddit that inspired me to start cleaning cars: /r/AutoDetailing . They've got some great material there, along with resources, instructions, and more.

First, clean the windshield. If it's not been done in a while, you'll have to do it very well. Prepping the windshield is the most critical part to a good coat of RainX. My preferred method is to begin after washing the car. Get some good glass cleaner, like Stoners, spray it over the windshield, then use a razor blade, holding it at a 45 degree angle to the glass, to scrape down the windshield in and up and down and side to side pattern. This won't scratch the glass, but help remove embedded particles. After you've finished scraping the glass, wipe down the excess window cleaner with a clean microfiber towel. Then use a clay bar to go over the glass one more time. This picks up any additional leftover contaminants left in the glass. Because it's clay, it will want to stick to the glass, so you can use the Stoners as lubrication. Once done, wipe the excess off with a window with some type of glass rag. Now you can apply RainX. Using a microfiber towel folded a few times, put a small amount of RainX in a corner and begin working into the glass (I've seen AmmoNYC use foam from packaging before). Use circular motions and check it from a few angles to make sure you've covered everything. The product should form a "haze" a few seconds after application. A little bit goes a long way with RainX. Some guys recommend turning on your windshield defrosters and running them as hot as possible for a few minutes before applying the RainX, I've not noticed a huge difference. After 5-10 minutes, use a glass towel to begin buffing it off. You can sprinkle a little bit of water on the window during this process to help take it off, but I just stick to the towel. You can apply a 2nd coat immediately after for improved results, but anything beyond that doesn't help. Double check your working by looking at the glass from all angles (inside/outside) to make sure you didn't miss a spot. Enjoy driving in the rain with no need for windshield wipers above 35mph!

Hope this helps. Again, prepping the glass is the most critical part. You're creating a clean surface to put on the hydrophobic materials of RainX. If there's dirt still in the glass, that's something the water can hold on to and not bead off properly.

u/timbotx · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing


I've read the wiki and its a huge resource. Thank you to all who put it together!

Some of the product reccommedations are unavailble on Amazon so I just wanted to ask a few questions with regards a brand new car I bought and see if these products are whats needed:

So firstly, washing the exterior of the car:

I have Meguiars Gold class wash, I have two buckets, and grit guards, I will do the two buckets method. Now do I dry the car with:

this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ERU0F3A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A1RKELVBY446LD&psc=1 or

this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GXRFLY4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A1RKELVBY446LD&psc=1

Once I have washed the outside and dried it with the towels, I then apply the wax, I will be using #845 - can I use these to apply it:


I know I needs to get a clay bar or a micro sponge I'm just not sure where/how this fits into the process, what items do I need to buy




Lastly, I am buying this window cleaner -


Is it safe to use inside and out? I would imagine spray directly on outside windows and just use some microfiber towels like this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WC5KQGE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1RKELVBY446LD&psc=1 to clean it off? On the inside I would imagine spraying directly onto the cloth would be better.

Do I clean the outside windows after the car has been cleaned and waxed?

I understand the basic process and with this being a new car I want to be 100% I'm doing the right thing, I fully intend on washing it every other week and taking great care of it!



u/Waitits2015 · 1 pointr/cars

Try cleaning with Invisible Glass and a balled up newspaper. In my experience IG is the best glass cleaner, and the newspaper will clean effectively without leaving lint or streaks. Microfiber cloths (even "lint free" ones) will leave microscopic lint residue that can look like scratches.

I have a '14 Fiesta ST - I've also been around quite a few of them and this is the first I've heard of windshield issues. Could be a defective part, but probably just dirty. Either way Ford has been very good about honoring the warranty. Several of the FiST forums are frequented by Ford service liaisons who are happy to help interface between the owner & dealership - might not be a bad idea to sign up and see if you can get help.

u/becoolbasf · 3 pointsr/teslamotors
  1. What I advise you to do the following:
    1. Get PPF (Paint Protection Film) full front (if you can afford it)
    2. After the PPF, get a ceramic coating done. there’s a lot of debate of it’s actually needed or effective but I’ve seen many many cases where either side can be “correct” in the sense you can’t go wrong diy vs. getting it done professionally. There are plenty of people here who have done it themselves but please refer to r/Autodetailing if you’re interested. I choose to get mine done professionally and I don’t regret it one bit. Helps to maintain the car very easy. Here’s a pic after getting ppf and coating done: https://i.imgur.com/v3Lpn9g.jpg
  2. I use two bucket method (LOT of tutorials on google and youtube) Here’s a list of every single thing related I purchased for doing my own car wash:
    1. ONR Solution
    2. Chemical Guys MIC_507_06 Professional Grade Premium Microfiber Towel, Gold (16 in. x 24 in.) (Pack of 6)
    3. 2 of Meguiar’s X2000 Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel, 1 Pack
    4. Relentless Drive Ultimate Car Wash Mitt - 2 Pack Extra Large Size - Premium Chenille Microfiber Wash Mitt - Wash Glove - Lint Free - Scratch Free
    5. Chemical Guys MIC_7071 Glass and Window Waffle Weave Towel, Red (24 in. x 16 in.)
    6. Grit Guard (2x)
    7. Solo 418 One-Hand Pressure Sprayer, 1-Liter, Ergonomic Grip for Gardening, Fertilizing, Cleaning & General Use Spraying
    8. Windshield Window Cleaner Tool, Unbreakable Extendable Long-Reach Handle, Unique Pivoting Triangular Head, 3 Washable Reusable Microfiber Bonnets, Car & Home Inside Interior Exterior Use - Lint Free
    9. Buy 2 5 gallons buckets at Home Depot/Lowe’s
  3. Tesla should do it for free but some people do end up paying $25-60 but usually free. Hope this helps!
u/pbs094 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Watch this for how to clean your seats.

For the rest of the interior like the dash, steering wheel and center console you want an All Purpose Cleaner and then a dressing/protectant to put on after. I like Optimum Power Clean and here's a review I recently did on it.

I use this as a dressing to protect afterwards. Note: most dressings including this one can leave behind a slippery/greasy residue so don't put it on your steering wheel.

The windows can be cleaned with glass cleaner then coated with rain-x or similar to make water bead off of it.

Here's a post I made on cleaning the engine on my Grandma's car. and here's mine after I did it. All you need to do is cover up any sensitive stuff that you don't want to get wet like the alternator or any exposed electrical connectors...I only did the alternator for mine. Then you rinse the entire engine bay lightly with a hose to knock off any loose dirt/grease/grime. Then you soak the whole thing with degreaser...I use this from Home Depot. Make sure you get it into all the small crevices where gunk builds up. Then agitate everything with a brush. I use this one and this one. Once you've scrubbed every inch of the engine bay and worked the degreaser into a foam it's time to rinse everything off with the hose again. The whole process takes only about 10 minutes. One important thing is to not let the degreaser dry on anything. shouldn't be a problem, but don't spray it on your engine then forget about it for a few hours. After a thorough rinse you can remove the bag from over the alternator and dry the engine. If you have a compressor then use it to blow dry all the water out of all the small places it collects in. If not then soak up as much as possible with an old towel then run your engine for a few minutes or drive around for a bit to dry out the rest of it. Then you can dress your engine with something like this or this.

Hope that helps and feel free to ask more questions!

All these products can be replaced with other similar products, these are just the ones that I personally use and like.

u/JoeyOhhh · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

My parents' neighbor has been watching as I borrow Mom and Dad's hose and he recently asked if I could take on his car and I was happy to oblige! Overall, the exterior was in okay shape - couple bugs, a few spots of tree sap and bird poo, as well as just a good amount of dirt and mud tucked in some spaces. I gave the car a two bucket wash, clay, Iron X treatment, Iron X, clay and topped it off with a sealant. Thanks for pointing out that I listed my procedure out of order, /u/Deadfable! Here's the deets:

Products Used:

u/aznboyknowledge · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Sounds like you are at a good starting point!

  1. Simple Green works as well. Some people on the sub uses Simple Green or Zeps. Make sure to dilute it and you should be good.

  2. A lot of people here prefer Stoner's Invisible Glass. Rain-X should work though.

  3. Sounds like you need two buckets and a grit guard to go with your Meguiar's car wash shampoo. You may also want to invest in some quality microfiber towels. The Rag Company has a good selection with Eagle Edgeless being a very versatile towel.
u/gbjohnson · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

There's a cheep kit on amazon with all the pads and bottles for like $15, I also saw a great review of it online.

Edit: Found a previous post of mine on the subject.

"A cheep fix for completely correcting the glass surface (if your into cheep amazon kits... instead of investing loads of cash for a side hobby). CarPro Ceriglass Kit appears to be a good kit.

Ooh, found a review...

Ceriglass sounds like a good product, it should rip the stains right off along with making your windshield look new. "

u/redditmakesyoudumb · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I'm fairly new, myself. I've driven clunkers most of my life. Spent about five years downtown where I didn't have a car. Now I'm back in suburbia, so I've got a brand new GTI, and it's the first one I've ever cared to take good care of. Here's what I started with:

u/coredumperror · 0 pointsr/teslamotors

Paper towels can be a bad idea because they have chemicals in them that help make the towel more effective in the kitchen, but can leave behind residues when used to clean glass. I picked this up to clean the inside of my windshield, and it's been great so far.

u/TakoChitsu · 5 pointsr/cars

Clean your windshield thoroughly. Get some glass cleaner that doesn't have any harsh chemicals in it. I personally use Invisible Glass:

Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner - 19 oz, 91164 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007OWD2M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bAnAzbV5C5N9J.

Don't get the one that has the rain repellant. Spray it on, clean it well with a microfiber. Once you do that I spray some clay bar lube or soapy water (water+dawn) on the windshield and go at it with a clay bar. After claying the whole windshield, I splash some water on it and go at it with the glass cleaner again and dry the windshield. As another said, I apply car was onto the windshield, let it cure, buff it off. Try this and it might stop squeaking since you already tried changing wiper blades. Also, make sure to clean the wipers with glass cleaner too.

u/PandaSPUR · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Not a direct solution to your issue, but I bought a little wand made for cleaning glass. I spray invisible glass on it and then just rub away. Doesn't make the spray any more effective but it makes the manual labor part a whole lot less painful and time consuming.

I use this: http://www.amazon.com/Stoner-95161-Invisible-Glass-Reach/dp/B0017K69MA/

Also, while keeping the window all the way open isn't always an option, I sometimes just roll it down an inch. Aerodynamics of the car seem to just pull the vapor right out that little crack when I'm actually moving. And not much cold air gets in (not enough to overpower my heat anyway).

Another hopefully helpful fact: the heat in our car works by blowing air over a coil that your engine coolant flows through. Feel free to blast the heat and have it intake outside air. Outside air is dry and all you're really doing is keeping your engine cooler.

u/MisanthropicZombie · 1 pointr/mazda3

Make sure whatever you use for liquids can contain the fluids should the entire container leak. Also be mindful if the fluid can freeze. Pretty annoying when you try to clean the inside of your windows and find that the stuff has frozen solid...

Sidebar, can't recommend Magic Glass Invisible Glass interior glass cleaner enough. It is tint safe and smells pretty good IMO. The kit with the cleaning wand is the bee's knees.

Edit: My mind no good.

u/Cowzrul · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I don't get paid by these guys at all, but whatever the hell this stuff is, along with a microfiber towel, is by far the best glass cleaner I've ever found. I literally gave up on trying to clean my windshield for years, someone suggested this stuff to me and it's the only thing I've ever been able to use to get a legit streak free clean windshield.


u/verdegrrl · 1 pointr/cars

Yes, if you clay you will remove all wax. Unless the car spends a lot of time getting sap on it, don't clay too often. It wears down the finish over time since it's basically like lightly sanding the finish. When my car lived outside, I used to clay it at most once a year, and then use Meguiars paint cleaner between (maybe twice a year). Yes, you need to wax after using it, but it's less harsh than the clay bar. For really bad water spotting, use a gel.

When not waxing, just wash, dry, and touchup detail. I wash my daily about once a week. Although sometimes it's just the wheels that get dirty (brake dust), so I wash just those and use quick detailer on the paint. Maybe once a month or so, vacuum, dress the exterior plastics and rubber. About 2 or 3 times a year I give the car a thorough going over - clean leather, slather dressing on door seals, etc, clean vent slats, pull wheels off the car to power wash the back sides, clean the fender wells while the wheels are off, etc, etc, etc.

Yes, keep wax off the plastic bits. Peanut butter rubbed into the plastic will get rid of any white wax residue if you make a mistake. However, sealant on headlight covers makes them very easy to clean.

u/Jordanw6 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

As u/eneka said, you probably need to polish the glass. Here's what I recommend.

u/VTvaper · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I use this guy for everyday wiping. When I feel ambitious I will also use the invisible glass cleaner to really clear it up, but this tool makes it real easy to clear the film. I was doing it every day, but haven't had to in the 1 week after using the glass cleaner.


u/nerdcorerising · 15 pointsr/Cartalk

If you didn’t ask for oem parts you definitely got an aftermarket windshield. That shouldn’t matter though, even an aftermarket windshield should be good enough you can see out of it.

On one of my cars I had a greasy film on the inside of the windshield when I bought it. I tried everything to get rid of it and nothing worked until I bought a special tool like this one. The tool cleaned it great.

u/movesIikejagger · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Can you order off of amazon?

I would recommend using Griot's Garage Glass Polish.

I used this along with a glass polishing pad on my DA and quickly cleaned an entire window that was absolutely covered with overspray from a single stage paint job. Since you don't have a DA I would recommend a handheld pad such as a CG Polishing Pad.

However before trying the polish you might try using glass clay. It works pretty well - it should remove the gunk/spots but may not remove tough water spots. If you do use the clay I use Meguiar's or Stoner glass cleaner as lubrication.

Hope some of this will help!

Also on a side note - the pad you used probably didn't do much, if any, damage to the windshield, automotive glass is pretty tough stuff.

u/0bviousTruth · 9 pointsr/TeslaModel3

I've posted my list before:

Car Wash Shampoo: Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II Amazon link

Quick Detailer: Chemical Guys High Gloss Spray Sealant & Quick Detailer Amazon Link

Wax/Sealant (every 6 months): Blackfire Pro Paint Protection (previously Blackfire Wet Diamond All Paint Protection) Amazon Link

Clay Bar (every 12 months): Simoniz S57 Perfect Finish Detailing Clay Amazon Link

Clear Plastics (head/tail lights): Plexus Plastic Cleaner & Protectant Amazon Link

Plastic/Vinyl/Rubber/Leather: 303 Aerospace Protectant Amazon Link

Door/Trunk/Frunk Seals: 303 (above) or Nextzett Gummi Pflege Rubber Conditioner Amazon Link

Glass: Stoner Invisible Glass Amazon Link

Wheels: Griot's Garage Wheel Cleaner Amazon Link

Tires: Aero Low Shine Rubber Care Amazon Link

u/whoizaghost · 2 pointsr/CX5

okay so like the comment below 303 is simple and easy. I don"t use it much as its not readily available here in Toronto.

Things i do use:

For the dash board and any plastic inside the car i use:




For the carpets i do 2 thing when i am in a hurry ill use:


Just spray some on the carpet and after a quick vacuum then do a good vacuum job this can take like 30 mins once you get the hang of it.

when i have time i use:


The second method is simple just follow the instructions it came with and this item usually goes on sale there are better ones that keep the water heated.

They also both give the car a nice smell after cleaning i don't have leather seats so i can say much about it.

as for windows there 2 steps i do as well:

I use


Then polish the exterior and where is no tint with


The second step is a bit tedious so if you are not comfortable stick with step 1.

The thing that also really good to have is good clothes for cleaning the more the better Micro fibre cloth's are the best.


and for glass:


After wiping the class with step one and then its dry i usually just follow up with a dry microfiber cloth to pick up any little dirt i left behind.

If i left anything behind let me know ill make a full post once summer comes around with maybe a video of sorts but there is alot of information also to r/autodetailing wiki post and sorry for the format if its not up to standards this is my first long post.

u/sowon · 1 pointr/civic

If you mean you can get it clean and clear, but it just gets dirty quickly... only advice would be to try not to park it under trees. If you mean you can't get it clear in the first place, it's probably a thin film of wax or whatever product you're using on your car. I would try a dedicated glass cleaner. e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Auto-Glym-Fast-Glass-500ml/dp/B0011569SK


If that doesn't work, use something more heavy duty like wax remover/degreaser. Remember to clean the inside surface too.

u/motionOne · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The cleaning tool for anyone interested: https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Glass-Reach-Clean-95161/dp/B0017K69MA

Great video but would have loved to see your interior windshield cleaning technique!

u/kaihatsusha · 1 pointr/3Dprinting


Epoxy is an excellent bonding agent for printed parts, because epoxy is a thermosetting plastic just like the ABS or PLA or PETG you print with. In this case, though, you're using it as a finish.

Most epoxies are two parts. A resin and a catalyst. They're usually formulated in equal parts, so you carefully pour matching amounts of both fluids into a mixing container. For small amounts like this, fashion a small disposable tinfoil tray and use a toothpick or spare 3mm filament scrap as a stirring rod. Mix well, and then use the mixture quickly before it begins to set. Some epoxies have a working time of 1~5 minutes, some take longer before they harden.

u/Marty522 · 3 pointsr/airsoft

Make sure you get the anti-fog RainX, not just the regular kind. Like this. Makes a big difference. Helps with fogging and makes it easier to see when you get sweat on your lenses, like I tend to.

u/DrEvil007 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I use No Touch Auto Glass Stripper and have had good success with it especially when it came to removing products like Aquapel and Rain-X. I don't know of any local stores still carrying them, I can't even remember where I bought as I've had the bottle for almost a decade and still use it once in a while.

u/radroachbrz · 0 pointsr/cars

You have to run A/C to get rid of fog.

For cleaning window interiors I use Stoners Invisible Glass cleaner and a reach and clean wand. This usually leaves streaks, so I have a big pack of super fresh cotton cosmetic pads that I wipe the windshield down with after, disposing them as they lint up. I use fresh cotton pads on the interior instead of a microfiber because my towels often get contaminated with wax, and I don't want to accidentally smear wax inside my car.

u/oc412 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I have [Optimum Mineral Deposit Remover] (http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-mdr-water-spot-remover.html) and have good luck with it. You can also try [3d Eraser] (https://www.amazon.com/Eraser-Water-Spot-Remover-16/dp/B004BFW0EO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465758842&sr=8-1&keywords=3d+eraser) on Amazon which also works well. If those don't work you may have to have it polished.

u/cantremembermypasswd · 3 pointsr/cars

The most you will probably hear here is don't use Armor All cleaners for the surfaces (do more harm than good and leave a bright sheen) and visit /r/autodetailing.

These are just items I have used personally and would recommend:
Best interior cleaner I have found is Meguiar's Interior Cleaner with some microfiber towels.

Haven't had to deal with anything for anti-fogging, but for windows I use Stoner's Invisible Glass. It's a little too good in my opinion, now I have to figure out how to fix 6 little nicks in my windshield I wouldn't have noticed otherwise...

u/dkman22 · 3 pointsr/gifs

They are awesome, also leaves a much more streak free shine than a paper towel, so after using it your windshield looks extra clean. I love it. Here's an amazon link but you can find it for the same price at any of your local auto zone/O'reilys type places


u/SCMSuperSterling · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I use a glass cleaning spray from Meguiars that's normally meant for cleaning the outside of the car window. Works very well for the inside as well though. I've found it also helps to prevent vapor from building up for a while as well.

u/Mamm0nn · 3 pointsr/Jeep

multiple coats of aquapel. Wont keep them from hitting but makes them a LOT easier to clean off

u/Shemyaza5 · 5 pointsr/XVcrosstrek

I use Invisible Glass (spray instead of the aerosol version). They also have a cleaning tool that makes it easier to clean the windshield from inside https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017K69MA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hDgCDbRDM4XEV

I use Turtle Wax Ice interior detailer to clean the dashboard, rubber mats, interior door panels, other plastic parts except for the media console.

u/joshthehappy · 2 pointsr/leaf

It's basically just a glass coating that seals the pores in the glass making super smooth.

Available pretty much everywhere, I usually grab it at Walmart.

u/preventDefault · 3 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

If you use Rain-X you don't need to use windshield wipers at all in most conditions.

Basically, it makes it so the water just beads up and rolls off the windshield. If you're doing ~35mph or over, the force of the wind alone is enough to keep your windshield clear.

I certainly feel like I'm a step above everyone else when I'm driving in rain without any wipers on, I must say.

It's available in windshield washer fluid form, a Windex-style spray bottle, and a bottle that looks like this. I prefer the last one myself, you can pick it up in Walmart or any auto store.

u/booboo1998 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

What coating would you recommend? Would i have to use glass cleaning clay like this or could i use any?http://www.amazon.com/Griots-Garage-11049-Glass-Cleaning/dp/B004UQQT0A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_13&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Would the wheel brightener eat through painted rims?

u/thatshowitis · 5 pointsr/howto

I used a clay bar to clean my windshield and windows. You could hear the wipers drag across what sounded like sandpaper. Very smooth afterward, you could feel it work as you used it. A lot less risky than steel wool or razor blades. Just make sure you keep it wet, or it will stick to things like the glass or your hands. I lubricated with auto glass cleaner, but they recommend detailing spray.

Follow up with some rainx and the water will bead and blow right off the glass.

I used clay meant for glass, see here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UQQT0A/

u/jcram587 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

You can make any mirror not fog up by using this stuff. It's generally used for car windshields, but it works great for mirrors too

u/ACM1911 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

If you really wanted to try and fix something like this the best bet would probably be CeriGlass which contains cerium oxide. A drill with a felt pad attachment would be better too.

u/MisterNoisy · 4 pointsr/cars

Plenty of good advice in here, but I would add that Aquapel has worked far better for me than Rain-X, both in terms of performance and especially how long it lasts - I usually get over six months from an Aquapel treatment before I start feeling the need to reapply it.

u/project_twenty5oh1 · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

When you're ready to stop being a filthy peasant with your windex and paper towels, you can do what I do for my car which is keep some Stoner invisible glass cleaner and some shop towels in the trunk. Less lint, more cleaner, better throat hit.

u/KAM1KAZ3 · 7 pointsr/AutoDetailing

>Should I clay bar and/or wax windows?

Yes. I clay my windows, especially my windshield, every 2-3 weeks. I use Stoner's Invisible Glass cleaner. And I use Aquapel instead of wax on my windows because it last much much longer.

>Should I wax plastic (unpainted, rough texture, black) exterior trim? If not, what product to protect this?

No. I like to use 303 Aerospace Protectant

>Should I clay bar and/or wax headlights? I'm pretty sure I've read that this is a yes, and I did this time, but just checking.

Yes. I would be a little hesitant about the clay marring plastic headlights though. Since they are much softer than paint/glass.

>How do I know when a clay bar needs replacing?

When it starts to look dirty. After you finish claying a section fold the clay over on itself then start the next section. When are you reshaping between sections and you aren't able to find a clean spot of clay, it's time for a new piece. And if you drop it on the ground pick it up and throw it right in the garbage.

u/ozarn · 1 pointr/TeslaModel3

I use this and works pretty good:
invisible glass

u/SevenSmallShrimp · 1 pointr/needadvice

I use this stuff and its fantastic, and use shop towels, and clean in a circular motion. I vape so my car windows get dirty really easily in the winter, and this stuff is a life saver.

u/Stoked_Bruh · 0 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

Clean newspaper sheets and Windex? (assuming you mean a nuisance coating?) Also, try denatured alcohol (wear nitrile gloves or something, keep open air and don't have any ignition sources around). They make chamois ("shammy") cloths specifically for cleaning windows'/windshields' interior, I think. Also, they have these microfiber pad-on-a-stick tools meant for windshields too. This kit is okayish: https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Glass-99031-Reach-Clean/dp/B01C6PE73C/


Frankly, a hammer or similar object will do the best job getting that pesky obstruction out of the way.

u/randommscience · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Did some research on it and you can make things quite a bit better with a few things:

  • Glass Polish

  • Glass Polishing Pad

  • DA Polisher

    There isn't much you can do to mess it up unless you use the wrong stuff.

    For the polish, I found that Griot's Garage Glass Polishes are reviewed very highly and are meant to remove hairline scratches, very small pits, water spots, etc. You can buy the set of Fine Glass and Regular Glass polish, or you can just try the fine glass polish, but you need to finish whatever you do with the fine glass polish.

    For the polishing pads, I found these polishing pads which are also made by Griot's garage, and are also highly rated. The ones I linked are for 6" DA polishers, but are also available in 5" and 4".

    If you don't already have a DA polisher, you absolutely need to have one for this, you can't do it by hand. A few are recommended in various links in the sidebar, but Harbor Freight has a variable speed one that I've used for around $60 that you could also get.

    From your pictures, I can't tell exactly how bad these pits are, but if they're just in the surface, you should be able to remove them with a little of work. I've never done this for myself, so I can't say exactly how well it works, but from what I've read, it works. And it's cheaper to try this and hope it works than replace your entire windshield.
u/lollercaust75 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I'm really hoping for a windshield washer wand so I can get all the vape residue off the inside of my windshield.

Link for those interested:

u/xMico1236 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I have Rain-X Latitude wipers which I coated the rubber with Rain-X to prolong the Rain-X on my windshield. I applied Rain-X on my windshield once a year and it's basically repelling water like day one. I use this Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid. I haven't applied Rain-X to my windshield for a good 2 years or so now.

u/sbrown712 · 2 pointsr/Vaping

If you don't want to make your cleaner get some Stoners glass cleaner. That and a couple of microfiber towels and you're good to go. If you have a Walmart close by, or maybe some car parts place, I got a 'wand' that has a flat plate that holds microfiber pads that makes it really easy to clean the glass. The package has changed but this is the kit,

u/ReluctantRedditor275 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Not sure if you have a home bar, but those labels plus this stuff would make for a very fun surface.

u/iwannagofast81 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

try this, its a long shot, but it's pretty cheap and available at any auto parts store.

u/MurdochHaynes · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

if by "invisible glass" you mean this, then that's the best product to use.

as for towels, just go to any Advance Auto Parts/AutoZone/etc to get some microfiber towels.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I suggest either claying or Scrub Daddy-ing the windshield during a wash. THEN applying a window treatment AFTER cleaning it with Invisible Glass. The more smooth you can get the surface, the better the products will work. At least that seems to be the solution for my cars.

u/PrototypeBeefCannon · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Best thing for glass of any kind, I use it for my tempered glass side panels, my car, and my house windows

u/boxxa · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use RainX on all my windows and always been happy. It allows the window to clear really easy when it is raining and also the ice does not seem to stick as much. They have a no fog version too which has worked well in the past. I have not put it on my new car yet. You can coat eye classes and SCUBA masks with similar stuff but this is the automotive version.


u/boncros · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Yeah, sure. It's from Stoners - here's a link to amazon but you can get it at Walmart and auto places. It's a game changer. We'll worth the money, especially if you have more than one car or detail as a hobby or profession.

u/rubbertubing · 3 pointsr/Augusta

I'd get something on Amazon for that, makes it really easy. something like this

u/Shpixx · 2 pointsr/subaru

My current kit...

For the interior, I'm a fan of Sonus Cockpit Detailer

For glass, I used something called Invisible Glass, although I'm thinking of picking up some of the CG's Glass Cleaner in the future!

PoorBoy's Leather Stuff has some great reviews too, I'd try it out but I don't have leather anymore haha..

u/funnythebunny · 5 pointsr/Miata

Rain-X Anti-Fog prevents windows from fogging up. While you're at it, Rain-X on the outside, keeps the glass free of excess water; I don't use my wipers in heavy rain or at highways speeds.

u/vapid_eyes · 1 pointr/LifeProTips


I got mine from a local auto zone. Definitely worth every cent.

u/SeedyOne · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I...I had no idea RainX had an anti-fog product. Reviews seem mixed but it's cheap and easy to try. Damn near LifeProTip worthy if it works.

u/Voltigeur · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Rims. At least on my car. My rims are painted and no matter what I do or how careful I am I can't seem to get them clean without scratching them. 😔 Can't wait until I can buy a new pressure washer to help me out with that; I have to make do with a weak garden hose at the moment.


I hate cleaning windows, too, but I've bought a tool and specialized cloths to help me out a bit so it's not as frustrating anymore.

u/uaix · 1 pointr/uberdrivers

Your windshield will thank you for $4 Aquapel treatment

Search some review videos on youtube. Amazon has 3 for $12

One application lasts at least 6 month

u/anstormning · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Hello! I bought a new car a little over a month ago and I wanted to do some basic cleaning with it, stuff that can be done maybe a couple times a month, since I never personally did that with my previous car.

Anyways, I live in SoCal so I'm trying to keep water usage to a minimum. This is my current "to-purchase" list that I'd like to buy soon;


iK Sprayer

Iron X

TRC Creature Edgeless 10pack

Mother's Tire Brush

ABN Wheel Woolies

Stoner's Reach Tool

Already have: Stoner's Invisible Glass, Costco multipack MF towels.

Will I still want to get a clay bar + wax for after washing, or is just washing every so often enough?

u/paisleysghost · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

If you can get autoglym fast glass it will take off over spray wax and polish and leave it gleaming and streak free.


u/orlheadlights · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Can't help too much on restoration.

For basic cleaning stuff, you can pick up somethings like this:

Stoner's Glass Cleaner

Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo

Meguiar's D101 All Purpose Cleaner

You can dilute D101 for different ratios and use it full strength as a degreaser and lower strengths for interior work.

Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 is a popular wax, but I like Collinte 845 more.

Depending on how bad your wheels are, Sonax or IronX if your wheels are bad, D101 if they are Ok.

Check out this thread as well: The Bare Minimum Supplies List

u/TabascoButthole · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Have heard lots of good things about this stuff. http://www.amazon.com/Eraser-Water-Spot-Remover-16/dp/B004BFW0EO

But, I'd try clay or Nanoskin first.

u/GrimChicken · 1 pointr/Jeep

Rain X

Try that until you get it fixed. You can get it at AutoZone. You'll have better visibility.

u/missgimpsalot · 1 pointr/Swimming

Oh I didn't notice you had said 'film', earlier! I tried RainX spray because I had some for my car anyway. This: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BVRZ74/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdo_t1_7zHlDb8KXA2PP
So I can't speak to the film idea... Sorry. The RainX spray did work much better than spit or shampoo, though.

u/OiizziiO · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Works just as well as the AC Delco cleaner I used as a detailer and it's really cheap.

u/codegr33n · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette


Use this spray and microfiber cloth or a crumpled newspaper if you can't find the cloth when you're grabbing the spray. Cloth and spray should run you under 10$ so don't cheap out ;)


u/Pinkman2012 · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing
  1. Check how old it is
  2. It's just a normal clay bar, it's exactly like Griot's Class Cleaning Clay even down to the color.

    Way back in the day(3+ years?) I tried this kit as well as the Griot's clay before I knew how to get rid of water spots. Neither worked any different than regular clay. They might be more aggressive, so do a test spot if you intend on trying it on paint.
u/spline9 · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

Rain-X, my dude. It takes a little work to apply but it's so worth it. Don't get the spray stuff or the washer fluid additive. They don't work nearly as well as this stuff does. Any auto parts place should carry it.

u/swccaster · 1 pointr/CherokeeXJ

sorta like this ?
learn something new everyday!

u/towmeaway · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I have to wonder whether Rain-X would repel food items like this. I think that I need to test this out.

u/kaerwyn · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Some RainX (make sure you use the one specifically for interior glass) and a glass reach tool (here is the one we use and store under the driver's seat) https://smile.amazon.com/Invisible-Glass-Reach-Clean-95161/dp/B0017K69MA/

u/kDubya · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Get a can of this and a package of microfiber rags. Clean your windshield really well once or twice a year and this problem all but goes away.

u/Orange_C · 2 pointsr/Canadian_ecigarette

He's half-right. Get some Stoner's Invisible Glass, either the spray can or the bottle.

It's the only thing I've used that removes it easily besides soap/water, but is 10x easier. Windex streaks it, no-name stuff did the same but worse, this actually takes it off cleanly and quickly.

It does leave a hell of a haze on the windshield and streaks on the side windows eventually as it attracts more dust, and it's always surprising to clean off.

u/stevedaveracing · 1 pointr/RX8

If you think that’s cool. Try this for the window Three (3) Aquapel Glass Treatment Applicators https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IX9RJM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w9PODb5VTXJGH

Makes driving in the rain a breeze. Pair that up with the piaa silicone wipers and you’re set.

u/notkeegz · 1 pointr/cars

There's glass clay if you didn't want to use paint clay but if you properly lube the glass, regular clay bars are fine for glass.

u/xgil · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I've had pretty good luck with 3d water spots remover (https://www.amazon.com/Eraser-Water-Spot-Remover-16/dp/B004BFW0EO) but be careful and do small areas/remove it quick as it can damage the surface if left on too long.

u/Miki__ · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

Rain X is exactly what you are looking for. Rain repellent that is clear and leaves no marks on the visor.

u/pulseOXE · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

As a vertically challenged person myself,



Edit: Check out https://amzn.com/B0017K69MA and https://amzn.com/B00GTUPU5K
I'm not in love with the mitt that comes on that stick, but that's personal preference.

u/FightOrFlight · 0 pointsr/AutoDetailing

It doesn't last longer than 2 weeks for me. You have to apply and then really buff off the excess with a microfiber. I often find that it ruins the wiper blades if you apply too much.

I've instead started using Stoners. The beading lasts about a week but it doesn't ruin my blades.

u/rtwpsom2 · 3 pointsr/geek

Rain X's first and biggest product is an oil that you wipe onto the glass that does this. That's all any of these are, a type of oil that doesn't allow water tension to build up on the glass.

u/AL923 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

You can use either of these I just use the meguiars gold class because I got Collinite and didn't know what to do with the leftover carnauba wax

Rain-X Glass Treatment Trigger - 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BVRZ74/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_USbHxbVN12JFV

Meguiar's G7014J Gold Class Carnauba Plus Paste Wax - 11 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009IQXCM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lTbHxbZGBRHHM

u/boggart2 · 1 pointr/Harley

I use this and microfiber towels.

u/moneyman12q · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

I used rain-x on my car, where it has worked amazingly against rain. so i imagine it works with a bathroom mirror


u/Austinpb1 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

So I just read through the index and was wondering if the Meguiar's D12001 glass concentrate can be used for interior glass with and without tinted windows. Also are there any products for protecting cloth seats?

u/pensnpaper · 18 pointsr/CasualConversation

Try Rain-X

Been using this for years and often find that I don't need my wipers at all.

u/evilf23 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

fog-x - http://amzn.com/B0009H5W5W

because rain-x is magic and i can't drive in the rain without it.

u/Anreill · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I bought one of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017K69MA specifically because of the film in my car.

Of course, I haven't had to use it because while I was waiting for it to show up my windshield got busted and replaced. The film is definitely annoying though. Comes off fairly easily with Windex and a paper towel though. Just ordered the brush to make it more convenient because I have a Focus ST and reaching the windshield is a pain.

u/plaf05 · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I hear Rain X Anti Fog is really good for preventing/prolonging build up. I own a bottle of it, been too lazy too apply it yet though.

u/TheOmegaGamer17 · 2 pointsr/FordFocus

I had water spots on my hood for a while and I finally bought this.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BFW0EO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rk2czbGMD72M4 I used it multiple times and scrubbed the crap out of it and a majority of it came out.

u/Fubs261 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I used the nanoskin sponge to clay the entire car since the car is pretty new. I let the wax sit for an hour. I've never had much success with 845 even on different cars. I get about maybe 2 weeks MAX. That's on all waxes I have used. I always just wrote it off as my car not being able to be garaged and maybe dirty/mineraly hard water that my city has to use. Also, the way that I'm checking if the wax is still there is by observing how/if the water beads after rinsing and how the paint feels. Most of the time, it's no longer silky smooth and the water doesn't bead in nice circles anymore. The water beads in messy blobs.


My process goes:

  1. Foam (let sit 3-5 minutes or until foam falls off)
  2. Rinse
  3. 2 bucket hand wash with gritgaurds panel by panel
  4. Dry and/or nanoskin or clay
  5. Apply wax panel by panel (let sit 1 hour after all panels have wax applied)
  6. Clean windows and interior as I wait for wax
  7. Wipe off wax

    This takes me about 4 hours...


    The products I use:

u/fusionpit · 5 pointsr/subaruimpreza

get something like this for cleaning the inside of your windshield. As long as your spray the cleaner on the tool and not the inside of the windshield, you will have no problems with Eyesight.

u/jayruguitar · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

This: https://www.amazon.com/3D-Auto-Detailing-Products-Remover/dp/B004BFW0EO/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=3d+eraser&qid=1566494420&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Best practice is to get some protection on there in the form of a sealant (Jescar PowerLock) and a good, durable wax (Collinite 845). After the LSP has been applied the mineral deposits in the water will have a harder time attaching themselves to your clear coat. That's not to say that they won't, but it will be dramatically reduced. Sprinklers are the worst because you not only have the minerals from the hard water but also the rust from the sprinkler system. Nothing will ever completely replace getting that water off ASAP.