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Old 11-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Exclamation interior windshield

Hello,
I was trying to clean My 2013 focus interior windshield. I was using window cleaner and paper towels but my windshield acted like I was smearing grease on it. Any suggestions for it because its still there.


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Old 11-10-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Keep cleaning and put some effort into it to get it off. Not sure what it is, but I see that build up in a lot of cars.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:58 AM   #3
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Rubbing alcohol and microfiber towel. Make sure the glass at room temperature. Or at least make sure its not hot.
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What kind of window cleaner you using? Windex or something similar is probably the worst thing I have used to "clean" windows IMO

Get some Invisible Glass, or Sprayway "Worlds Best" Glass Cleaner.
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Just so you know, the inside of the Mk3 Focus has an invisible coating. I believe it is a UV coating. If you use the wrong stuff on it.. It will be taken off, and the you will understand the meaning of a hot interior next Summer.
Why Ford does not TELL us it has this coating is a mystery to me.
I wore a hole in it with Rain X applied directly to the inside of the glass.
Best way to clean the inside is in direct sunlight. Then youcan see the swirls.
I like to use Vivapaper towels as they are more like cloth than most paper towels.
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There is no UV coating. I mean that as in there is no coating spaid onto the glass. Unless it has had a aftermarket tint done to it. You can clean it just like any other window in the car. The glass has a solar tint from the factory but the glass is made that way it not actually tinted. You can never remove it without physically removing the glass. That darker blue tint at the top is part of the vinyl that s layered between the sheets of glass, also physically impossible to remove.



Just a FYI factory tinted glass or privacy glass like most SUV have it is also impossible to remove the glass is made tinted. Not a tinted coating or anything like that.



Rubbing alcohol and a microfiber towel is the best way to clean glass hands down. Technically it don't need to be a microfiber towel. Ant good clean towel will work. It will remove skl contaminants from the glass. Just make sure it cooled down when you do otherwise it will streak. If it does happen to steak just clean it again.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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Another thing, RainX is a crappy stuff to put on your windshield, it causes streaks, wiper chatter, it makes it hard to clean the windshield period. It leaves a nasty film on the glass. Just as bad as using armor all on your interior pieces.
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Armor-all window cleaner sucks. Smears the dirt around that's about it
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I am just telling you what happened. It IS a coating on the inside of the windshield. And not from the dealer.
You can say no, What do I care. IT is there to be ruined if you want to ruin it.
And RainX is great stuff. Again if you do not like it, no problem. I love it.
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I'm going to believe the guy who makes the glass and my experience installing glass. Buildup happens all the time on the inside from smoking, grease, anything really
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