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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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