I just bought a new car and want to keep it looking good however I do
smoke which can leave a nasty buildup on the windows.Does anyone know of
a good glass cleaner (besides Windex) that I can use to keep the windows
clean? Thanks for any advice.
On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 02:00:41 -0400, email@example.com (Andrew
Smoke is very difficult to remove. It sticks to all surfaces,
including glass, cloth, hair, wood, plastics, lung tissue, etc.
Household ammonia is probably the best glass cleaner, but with smoke a
scrub brush will help. Before cleaning with the ammonia, you could use
an oil soap. Tobacco smoke is a very complex compound containing over
2,000 chemicals which makes it difficult to clean using any single
My dad smoked, mother was a cleaning fanatic, and she found that
Lestoil, diluted according to the directions, did remove the stains
completely from the car windows. Unlike Windex or other
convenient-but-ineffective products, it requires rinsing, but really
does the job.
As for moralizing about health hazards... Lestoil's
petroleum-distillate fumes I wouldn't vouch for.
Those cleaning chemicals will getcha.
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