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    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 18th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
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    Glass cleaner
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
    Glass cleaner 18th Mar 17 at 10:34 AM
    Hi, any recommendations for a decent glass cleaner for car windows. When wiping side windows I can see rainbow colour film so I guess that shows some oil from car fumes. I wanted to remove this. Ta.
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    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 18th Mar 17, 10:45 AM
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    I use this to good effect. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invisible-Glass-08101-Mirror-Cleaner/dp/B01DVK8ETY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489837451&sr=8-1&keywords=invisible+glass
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
    +1, the above is really good.

    Also get a good micro fibre cloth for windows, the waffle weave type are my favourite. Alternatively, try scrunched up newspaper.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 18-03-2017 at 11:18 AM.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
    Any alcohol based glass clear will do, DO NOT use windolene or normal household glass cleaners, as these leave a film.

    I have two glass cleaners, one is RainX cleaner (not the rain repellent).

    The other is some huge can of stuff that's about 20 years old and strangely enough it's the best window/glass cleaner i've ever used! Just can't use it in an enclosed space as it's got a tonne of alcohol in it.

    Another option I may explore when that ^^ runs out, is buying isopropyl alcohol (known as IPA or Isopropanol) in bulk and using it mixed 50/50 with water. I already use this for camera lenses and it's pretty unbeatable.
    Last edited by Strider590; 18-03-2017 at 11:04 AM.
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    • cajef
    • By cajef 18th Mar 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 3:28 PM
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    I use Autoglym Fast Glass, no problems with film or smearing, £6.19 in Halfrauds.

    https://www.autoglym.com/fast-glass
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 19th Mar 17, 10:19 AM
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    Soapy water in a spray bottle.
    • ossie
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:23 AM
    Free. Wet glass. Use a newspaper to clean.
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 19th Mar 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:31 AM
    Hi, any recommendations for a decent glass cleaner for car windows. When wiping side windows I can see rainbow colour film so I guess that shows some oil from car fumes. I wanted to remove this. Ta.
    Originally posted by xyz123
    " a rainbow colour film"...

    The clue is in the name. Do you worry every time you see a rainbow that this is due to oil from car fumes in the atmosphere?
    • SimonD316
    • By SimonD316 19th Mar 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:16 PM
    Try AutoFinesse Crystal - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/auto-finesse-crystal.html
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 19th Mar 17, 1:23 PM
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    " a rainbow colour film"...

    The clue is in the name. Do you worry every time you see a rainbow that this is due to oil from car fumes in the atmosphere?
    Originally posted by Apodemus

    Well the media feeds us images of steam (power station cooling towers), when they want to tell us about climate warming, global change, whatever.

    Is this any more ridiculous?
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

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    • EdGasket
    • By EdGasket 19th Mar 17, 6:00 PM
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    Vinegar and newspaper
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