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Wanted to share this formula. Worked well for me.

There was a film of Zaino (dealer add) on my windshield. It was causing the wipers to chatter a bit and left a greasy film on all the windows. You know the kind that when the sun hits it just right, it looks like a smeared mess.... No amount of clay bar or Windex helped. I tried dish wash soap as well. But, throwing vinegar and newspaper into the mix worked beautifully. The windows are literally crystal clear from any angle in any light.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 TBSP Dawn dish detergent

Spray generously on glass. Use a nice handful of crumpled up newspaper and with some elbow grease scrub back and forth. When the paper starts to distengrate, flip, reapply the mixture and scrub again. Follow with a little windex and a terricloth rag to polish.

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I'm asking a dumb question but, doesn't newspaper ink tend to smear and come off?...... The 'formula' on the other hand is spot-on. Specifically, Dawn dish soap is amazing for grease.

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I use Windex + newspaper to clean my car and house windows. Works amazingly well at providing crystal clear, smear free glass surface.
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For some reason, newsprint polishes the glass surface. Better living through chemistry, I guess. I'll use it after I've cleaned the glass and it's dry. My formula is Stoner and a good microfiber towel (clean, no fabric softener sheets in the dryer).

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For some reason, newsprint polishes the glass surface. Better living through chemistry, I guess. I'll use it after I've cleaned the glass and it's dry. My formula is Stoner and a good microfiber towel (clean, no fabric softener sheets in the dryer).

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Stoner for sure. That stuff is incredible when used correctly with a clean cloth

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I'm asking a dumb question but, doesn't newspaper ink tend to smear and come off?...... The 'formula' on the other hand is spot-on. Specifically, Dawn dish soap is amazing for grease.
What Gerry said.... The ink doesn’t smear. Not sure why it works but it works really well.

I had tried Dawn by itself and it wasn’t working. The splash of vinegar made the difference.

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For some reason, newsprint polishes the glass surface. Better living through chemistry, I guess. I'll use it after I've cleaned the glass and it's dry. My formula is Stoner and a good microfiber towel (clean, no fabric softener sheets in the dryer).

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What Gerry said.... The ink doesn’t smear. Not sure why it works but it works really well.

I had tried Dawn by itself and it wasn’t working. The splash of vinegar made the difference.
Hmmmm, I want to go figure this out now haha.

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Mcguires polishing compound or that’s what I read what’s good especially when you car is new because they spray stuff on them when they make the trip from Japan.
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The blue Dawn + regular vinegar cleans just about anything off anything. Mix it 50/50 in a 2-cup pyrex or glass vessel, warm it 30 secs in a microwave, put it into a sprayer, and spray it on, leave it for 30 mins and come back and scrub it off, it will take off just about anything from your bath tub, shower doors, shower wall tile, backsplash, kitchen or bathroom sink, etc.

Just keep it away from your car's waxed or sealed paint finish. Not too hard to do, just be careful. Of course, you can dilute that mix with water too. I would still keep it away from the paint.
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