Using Alcohol to Clean Car Windows

By Camille 1

How much alcohol can be used cleaning car windows?

Camille from Holly Hill, FL

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

August 29, 2007

I work at a truck & auto accessory place and they tint alot of windows and detail alot of vehicles. They told me to never use any alcohol based products on tinted windows because it will cause the tint to lighten and turn purple. They use a mild mixture of baby shampoo and water for all of their tinted and non tinted windows. If alcohol is necessary, I'd go to an auto supply store and buy a cleaner made just for car windows.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

August 29, 2007

In a pinch, you can pour a can of Coca-Cola on the windshield and it will cut the dirt and grease right away. After you pour the Coke, just rinse with water.

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By c w 1 29 Flag

August 29, 2007

never used it, but are you thinking of mixing it with water? If not, then you could probably just pour it on a cloth & go at it.? It does seem like it would work nicely! I'm going to try it!

I usually use white vinegar--about 1/2 & 1/2 or less with water. It cuts thru buildup & usually doesn't leave any streaks (I always dry with old newspapers which prevent streaks too).

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

August 29, 2007

I mix alcohol with store bought glass cleaner. I use about 1 part alcohol and 3 parts water but the mixture is what ever works best for you.

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By Kelly 4 Flag

April 10, 2014

Unfortunately alcohol does leave streaks. I prefer to use Watered down ammonia in a spray bottle.

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