When it comes to windshields, many people are more focused on the outside than the inside. It makes a lot of sense since it is typically the place where cracks happen or the place that is taking the brunt of getting dirty. This means that the inside often gets neglected, but when a windshield gets dirty on the inside, it can be just as much of a hindrance to your view as a crack on the outside and can be harder to clean since you can’t simply use your wipers. While we are your best bet for windshield replacement in Denver, you don’t need us for cleaning your windshield — so here are some tips when it comes to cleaning the inside of your vehicle’s windshield.
Avoid Regular Glass Cleaners
Regular class cleaners could work in theory, but the problem is that they are usually not strong enough to completely destroy the grime that builds upon the inside of the windshield. They are meant to spread it around, rather than get rid of. This will cause your windshield to have more streaks rather than being completely clean.
You can go to the store and buy specific cleaning solutions meant for car glass, but if you have a couple of household items lying around you can also make your own. All you need is one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water. This cleaning solution will break down all of the stuff that may be built up at that point in time. Put it into a spray bottle and shake it up — then it is ready to go.
Steps For Cleaning
You have the solution, but now you need to know the best way to actually clean the interior of your windshield without making a mess, here is a step by step guide.
- Lay down towels covering your dashboard and any parts of the interior that are directly underneath the windshield. Doing this will allow you to completely spray the inside of the windshield, and if it drips the towels will protect your interior.
- Take a microfiber cloth and completely wipe up all of the cleaning solution that you sprayed on the windshield. Make sure to get every single part of the windshield mopped up so that you don’t leave any liquid. If you leave it, it will look unclean in those spots.
- If you haven’t done this in a long time then your windshield may still look dirty, it is ok to clean it with the solution as many times as you need to achieve your desired results.
- If you went with the DIY solution instead of buying a glass cleaner specific to cars, then you may notice that there will be a strong vinegar smell within the car. This will go away after a few hours. If the smell is too strong when you need to drive somewhere, drive with your windows down and it will go away quicker.
You can handle cleaning the inside of your windshield yourself, but for any of your windshield repairs or windshield replacement needs in Denver, contact us today!