To clean car windows, use the appropriate cleaner and towels, park the vehicle in the shade, begin with the windshield, and work from the outside to the center. Keep window-cleaning towels separate from other car-detailing rags, and do not add fabric softener when washing them.Continue Reading
Household window cleaners contain ammonia, detergents and alcohol, causing them to leave streaks. Some of these cleaners are not safe to use on tinted windows. A mixture of water and vinegar minimizes streaks and does not damage window tints. Towels should be lint-free and absorbent. Microfiber window-cleaning towels are a good choice.
If you park in the sun, the glass gets too hot for effective cleaning. The window cleaner evaporates before you have a chance to wipe away the grime and polish the window.
Wash the windshield first, followed by the rear window. Finish with the side windows.
Apply the cleaning solution to the glass, not the towel. Beginning at the outside edge, work in an up-and-down motion across the windshield. Get a new towel when the glass is about half dry. Complete the drying process, and then buff the glass so it shines.
Dish detergent, vinegar, baking soda and glass cleaner can all be used to clean most car upholstery. Stained leather upholstery can be cleaned using a soft cloth and leather cleaner.Full Answer >
When cleaning leather car seats, wipe the seats with a damp cloth first, perform a patch test on a small area, and apply the leather cleaner in circular motion. Leave the foam to penetrate the leather and wipe it off with a dry cloth.Full Answer >
Tips for cleaning the interior of the car include vacuuming the car upholstery thoroughly with a high-powered vacuum cleaner that includes various attachments, washing the inside of the windows with a glass cleaner, using a household all-purpose cleaner on hard surfaces and cleaning the leather trim with a mild leather soap. Vacuum again, and condition the interior of the car.Full Answer >
According to Rislone, its engine cleaner has been continually used by race clubs because of how well it keeps the sludge and carbon build-up out of its motors. Rislone uses high-quality oil combined with special additives that work in unison to keep the engines running clean.Full Answer >