How To Clean the Inside of a Car Windshield

how to clean a car windshield

I think we’ve all been there: After you’ve cleaned your car in the morning, you hit the road when in full sunlight you notice that there are still greasy streaks on the inside of your car’s windshield. No matter what you do, you always seem to make new streaks when you try to remove the old ones. One step forward, two steps back…

Trying to solve that issue once and for all, we set out on a quest to find the simplest, most efficient way to get a pristine windshield.

On the internet, we came across all kinds of tips and tricks to clean the inside of a car windshield without leaving streaks or a haze. Some people use vinegar with old newspapers, household detergents, others use car shampoo… Seems like everyone has their own opinion about cleaning glass. It’s kind of confusing…

In the end, after trying all kinds of techniques, products and tricks, we found that a combination of the right technique and the right product is the only way to get it spot-on. (or spot-off, pun intended)

Just follow this simple step-by-step guide and this common problem will be a thing of the past: 

Things you might need:

We got the best results by far when we cleaned the inside of our car windshield with Stoner Invisible Glass spray and used a special Diamond Weave towel and a special tool to reach those hard to reach outer edges of the windscreen and rear window.

This easy-to-use spray does not contain streaky soaps, scents, dyes, or other additives that leave behind hard to remove, greasy residue. It’s very efficient to remove fingerprints, smudges, dirt, grease, and smoke haze from windows, windshields and other glass. 

We love it! You should try it, you’ll love it too!

How To Clean the Inside of Your  Windshield

Step 1: Spray some Stoner Invisible Glass on a diamond weave towel

stoner invisible glass spray

Fold a diamond weave towel twice and spray some Stoner Invisible Glass on it. You want to saturate it but you don’t want to get it dripping wet.  

Step 2: Clean the inside of the car windshield

Wipe the inside of your car’s windshield clean with the saturated diamond weave towel. Swipe in circular motions until there’s no grime coming off anymore and your windshield is visually clean. 

Each time your towel gets dirty, immediately flip it to a fresh side and moisten it with Stoner Invisible Glass. Again, the towel should be moist, not dripping wet.

If your windshield has hard to reach areas and corners like most windshields, you’re better off using an “Invisible Glass Reach And Clean Tool”. This ingenious extendable pad can save you a lot of time and effort. It might even prevent you from straining a muscle or two.

cleanin inside of window

Before using this tool, first moisten its elastic microfiber cover with Stoner Invisible glass just like you would with a towel. This tool comes with several washable, exchangeable covers so you can change them whenever they get dirty. You want to clean your windshield in up-and-down and side-to-side motions instead of circular motions for practical reasons.

TIP: It may be easier for you to clean the inside of your windshield glass standing up straight next to your car with the front car doors open. This way you can clean the windshield from both sides with one arm reaching inside while you can check progress from the outside (with or without the handy reach tool). Often, this is much easier than having to duck, stretch and crawl to clean the windshield from a seated or bent-over position from the inside of your car.

Step 2: Wipe dry

Immediately after cleaning the inside of your windshield, you want to wipe the glass completely dry instead of letting it air-dry. Wipe in circular motions using a fresh diamond weave towel or wipe in straight lines using a clean, dry reach tool cover. This will remove any excess product. 

Step 3: Check for streaks

Check your windscreen for streaks and fibers in full sunlight, if possible, and correct if needed using the same technique.

Congrats! Cruising along with a crystal clear car windscreen will not only be very satisfying but will also be much safer, especially in low sun situations. 

Enjoy your drive with a safe, clear view!


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