3 Ways to Get Cleaner Car or Trailer Windows

February 5th, 2021 by

Cleaning up your travel trailer or car can be a big task, especially if you have a lot of windows. Sunroofs, quarter-windows, portholes and more complicate the process, but you can rise to the task with a few tools and these three tips to getting cleaner windows.

Use Microfiber Cloths and Ammonia-Free Glass Cleaner
It’s a match made in heaven. Microfiber cloths, rags and towels are your best bet for cleaning without fearing scratches from the material. You should own a lot of these if you own a car, they are great for cleaning any part of a vehicle or trailer.

Use ammonia-free glass cleaner any time you are cleaning automotive glass or cleaning indoors. Ammonia can be toxic if inhaled in enclosed spaces, so go for ammonia-free. Spray your rags or towels first, not the glass for better results and to prevent fluids from dripping or flowing down onto other surfaces.

Wiping Directions Matter
When cleaning glass, you can improve the clarity of your cleaning job by making sure to wipe in the same direction consistently. For large pieces of glass like windshields and tall door windows, you might want to go both up-and-down and side-to-side. Otherwise, marks left by vertical strokes catch sunlight differently than horizontal ones and both catch light far better than circular strokes.

Use a Cleaning Tool with a Handle for Large Glass Areas
Cleaning the inside of a windshield is often most difficult because it requires remarkable flexibility and patience with uncomfortable angles. Make this and other large glass cleaning projects easier by finding a long glass cleaning tool with a pivoting head. These can help you reach corners with good pressure and sit more comfortably while you clean. You can wrap the head in clean microfiber instead of buying replacement head covers too.

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