I have tried many a window cleaners – like a lot. Many have made a lot of promises for streak free sparkling windows, but the best cleaner I have tried is made up of my own concoction. A simple mixture of vinegar, ammonia and cornstarch.
This post is sponsored by Reedman Toll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Jenkintown.
Here’s what you need for streak free windows:
- Cornstarch: (cornstarch helps prevent streaking).
- Ammonia: (ammonia helps remove grease and fingerprints).
- White Vinegar: (white vinegar is helpful and removing water spots).
- Warn water
- Clean bucket
- Spray bottle
- Lint free cloth
Create the solution: in the bucket mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch , 1/2 cup of ammonia, and a 1/2 cup of white vinegar along with 3-4 liters of warm water. Pour the finished mixture into a spray bottle.
Apply to car windows: spray the mixture onto your car window (it will be quite a milky texture).
Wipe, rinse and dry: wipe the window with warm water to rinse; then rub with the lint-free cloth (or even a paper towel). It’s best to avoid washing windows when you are in direct sunlight because the cleaning mixture may dry too quickly and could leave streaks. Try wiping the windows using an up and down stroke on one side, and side to side stroke on the other side so you can see if you’ve “missed” any area.
You can also use cornstarch to help deodorize your car – sprinkle it on the fabric seats, carpet and mats and let it sit for about 30 minutes or so, and then vacuum it up!