I can never quite get the streak free shine on my windshield from using Windex.
Is there another product that works better?
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Clean with soap and water, rinse clear, then dry with a microfiber cloth. The key is the microfiber cloth.
I clean with standard glass cleaner, then dry with newspaper.
I personally use Stoner Invisible Glass wipes (good for inside and outside). However, as mfr suggested, water + soap, rinse, and then microfiber will work just as well.
Most cleaning solutions will get you 95% of the way there no problem; if you want that extra 5% you need a good microfiber cloth.
I wash as normal with the rest of the vehicle, then rinse with a weak vinegar/water solution (soft water preferably). Then dry with chamois leather.
Wash in the shade. If you do not clean off the soap/cleaner before it dries, streaks will appear. Also use a quality glass cleaner. As mentioned, "Invisible Glass" is a great one that I use and don't have streaks with.
Also be sure there is no wax on the window. Some car wash soaps have integrated waxes in them. They are not really a good replacement for a real wax application and they tend to "wax" the windows as well.