Cleaning window tint

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 14:50
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What's the best method for cleaning the window tint without scratching or damaging the film. I have a bit of salt air spray on them. Any one out there with a reliable idea. I've heard Windex is not good.
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Reply By: Sign-man - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 14:57

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 14:57
Any NON-AMMONIA based glass cleaner...
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 15:00

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 15:00
Glenn, you could probably try a very damp chamois first, then a light wipe over with a cotton/ flannel type cloth??
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Reply By: DesF - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 15:27

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 15:27
Hi, have been using "Windex" for 10years or so , both on the Pajero and the Magna & used it on both Subaru's before that, but basicly as long as you don't wipe them dry they are OK.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 15:58

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 15:58
My mate does window tinting and has for the last 15 years. He has obviously tinted my vehicles over the years and he does as I do just use windex and some paper towel never been an issue. I did it this way for just over 5 years on my wifes commodore we just sold and still like new. There are different grades and quality of tinting films I always use the metal film reflects the heat/sunrays better and doesnt go purple. The ones that go purple are just a dye in the tint and fade very quickly and dont reflect the tint as well. Even with the metal films they will advertise scratch resistant which is a load of bull bleep they will still scratch so need to be carful not to have any thing rubing against your windows. The worst things are those socks which have become popular, over time they vibrate and flap againt the tint doing damage. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: ROBST - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 16:41

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 16:41
Try this i found it very good,it allso works well for the speedo/tacho glass /plastic etc. about $20 can but last a long time.
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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 17:55

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 17:55
When I first had windows tinted on one of my vehicles, the bloke who did the job recommended Mr Sheen (furniture polish). I have been using it ever since and currently use it on my latest vehicle with the best quality metal film. Don't drown the window, spray a small amount on and use a lint free soft cloth. Comes up a treat.
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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 19:06

Sunday, Jan 14, 2007 at 19:06
The best solution i have found is dishwashing liquid.
Fill a old Windex bottle with water, and add just a few drops of dishwashing liquid, spray on and wipe of with paper towel or rag(old trackie's are really good).
Apparently most of the commercial glass cleaners deteriorate the film after a few years, causing silvery streaks.


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Reply By: Steve63 - Monday, Jan 15, 2007 at 16:23

Monday, Jan 15, 2007 at 16:23
I use an electrostatic cloth to remove dust etc then McGuires tint safe window cleaner. Abrasion is the enemy to tint.

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Reply By: Member - Jay L (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 13:13

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 13:13
I'll second the Plexus. If it's good enough for aircraft canopies, it's good enough for my window tint. Just a light spray and remove with a microfibre cloth. It is also good for plastic headlights, indicators, instrument cluster, etc. You can get it from Autobarn or Witworths.
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