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Smears on Windows After Cleaning

When I wash my windows and later in the day the sun shines through, the window has smear marks. I have tried various cleaners and I still get smears which are hard to remove. Any suggestions?

Jean from Palm Coast, FL

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

When I do windows I add an amount of rubbing alcohol to the window cleaner and wipe the windows dry using newspapers. It works for me and maybe it will work for you as well.

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

Jean, First buy some microfiber towels, rinse and wring them out in hot water-NOTHING ELSE- start wiping down your windows--rinse and wring every so often--do your stainless steel appliances and anything else you can find--the best tip I ever received...when you wash these towels remember-no fabric softner--do your car windows too, joanie

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

I find using either window cleaner or vinegar to wash windows. Use old newspapers to clean with, will not leave any lint behind. From another poster she suggested to do the out side windows from left to right and the inside windows from top to botton, that way you will know what side has the streak on it. hope this helps.

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November 1, 20080 found this helpful

My girl friend is a cross between Erma Bombeck(for those of us who remember her)and Maxine.When asked how she cleans windows her reply was"I don't,if I can see out them that means they can't see in" hello!

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November 1, 20080 found this helpful

Use newsprint. I read that there is something in the ink that works and so I tried it and it does a very nice job.

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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

Use a squeegee with soapy water on outside windows. I have used either Mr. Clean or Dawn or any dishsoap in the wash water. No smears.

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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

I use straight rubbing alcohol, I pour it into a spray bottle. It's streak free, shines, dries quick, and is cheap.

It's also great to use on chrome fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen.

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November 8, 20080 found this helpful

I use a shammy for all my glass and windows, they work great and no streaks

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November 18, 20080 found this helpful

Wash with warm soapy water, rinse with plain water and I dry mine with coffee filters. I used to use newspaper but was getting the black ink everywhere I touched with my fingers.

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