How to clean the inside of your windscreen, even when it is the greasiest

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Maintaining a clear and spotless windshield is crucial for safe driving, and while we often focus on external cleaning, the interior can be a hidden source of smudges and grime. Fingerprints from giving directions, handprints from clearing fog, and even pet nose and tongue prints can accumulate, creating a greasy film alongside dust, hair, and other debris. Addressing this interior windshield grime is essential for optimal visibility during your journeys. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to efficiently clean the inside of your windshield for a safer driving experience.

Supplies Needed:

  1. Safety glasses
  2. Nitrile gloves
  3. New microfiber towels (avoid paper towels)
  4. Microfiber extension hand tool
  5. Spray bottle
  6. Dish soap (use sparingly)
  7. Alcohol Solution (alcohol, white vinegar, water)
  8. Auto-specific glass cleaner (ammonia-free)
  9. Towel

Cleaning Process:

  1. Prepare the Workspace: Start by parking your car in the shade on a flat surface. Place a towel on the dashboard to catch debris and drips.
  2. Dust Removal: Use a dry microfiber towel to lightly wipe the windshield and remove as much dust as possible before proceeding to wet cleaning.
  3. Routine Cleaning:
    • Spray ammonia-free auto-specific window cleaner onto a microfiber towel or window cleaning tool.
    • Wipe the glass vertically from one side to the other.
    • Use broad strokes to wipe horizontally on the same side.
    • With a dry microfiber towel, clean and dry the window in long, even swipes.
    • Repeat the process on the other side.
  4. Deep Cleaning for Grease:
    • Prepare a homemade cleaning solution in a spray bottle using one of the following:
      • One cup water, one cup rubbing alcohol, 1 tablespoon white vinegar.
      • Equal parts vinegar and water.
      • Four parts water, one part vinegar, a few drops of dish soap.
    • Spray the cleaning solution onto the microfiber towel or window cleaning tool.
    • Wipe the glass vertically from one side to the other.
    • Use broad strokes to wipe horizontally on the same side.
    • With a dry microfiber towel, clean and dry the window thoroughly.
    • Repeat the process on the other side.
  5. Conclusion: Regular maintenance of your windshield’s interior is crucial for a clear and safe driving experience. By following these steps, you can effectively remove fingerprints, grime, and grease, ensuring optimal visibility on the road. Keep your windshield clean and enjoy safer journeys.

Remember to tailor the quantities of cleaning solution based on your specific needs and the extent of greasiness on your windshield.

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