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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    I also use the glass towels. They work really well.

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    I use some terry towels and a good glass cleaner. I like the SoftBuff and NXT together. One trick I learned is you can polish glass with a chrome polish. Use the same instructions as it says for chrome. Just don't use it on tinted glass unless the tint is inside the window.
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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    try washing microfiber towels if their new,that cured my lint problem.that seems to remove the excess lint
    I have found, at least in my experience that if the towels are put in the dryer with the heat on, it will make the fibers brittle and they start to break off, leaving the tiny fibers behind. I have be very careful about drying my towels now and have not seen any fibers being left behind after at least 10-12 washes.

    I like the towels Rick at ADS sells, I also think Huck Sergical towels work very well. Never tried newspaper though...

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    Agree there are better choices, but newspaper worked, at least according to legend, because the ink, at least the old style ink, contained an abrasive.

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    Quote Originally Posted by livingwater View Post
    I found newspaper to work the best for cleaning my auto glass. The microfiber clothes were leaving lint.

    What do you use?
    When you wash your M/F add 3/4 cup white vinegar to wash cycle it will cut down on the lint, I don't know why but it works.A tip from a towl mfg I got a long time ago.

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    I used to use new paper as well but i ended up using a new sheet after every window. Now I just spray a microfiber with some class cleaner, wipe down the window and take another mf and go over it to remove any smudges or whatever that would be left over.

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    i took that from other forum thread

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    Some people think they have magic formulas for window cleaning such as special cleaners or towels. Others subscribe to the theory that you do not need a window cleaning “towel” at all. These folks used to use newspaper to clean windows with very good results. Newspaper is very absorbent and lint free, and is virtually cost-free and plentiful. When a piece gets too saturated, simply grab a new sheet. It seemed to work well. There is a logical reason for this. The newsprint — the ink used on the newspaper — used to be kerosene based. Kerosene is a terrific cleaner. It also does not evaporate very easily, and people used to simply spray some water on a glass surface, wipe it clean with newspaper, and produce streak-free windows. However, the ink in newspaper is no longer kerosene based, so newspaper simply is not as effective as it used to be. Although it is very absorbent, it’s very difficult to hold and get flat surfaces to wipe across the glass. You generally need to “scrunch” the newspaper up in your hand, which makes it very easy to miss certain spots, like corners. These missed spots can be streaks, or dirt and haze that never gets fully cleaned off the surface. Newspaper is not a good choice for a window cleaning “towel.”

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    One reason and an obvious one, that cleaning interior windows is difficult is not how the cleaning chemistry is applied. The problem is that there is no effective way to rinse off the dirt and residue. Probably why the residue trapping MF towels work so well.

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    Wow, I did not know that Blas! Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Newspaper to clean windows

    i use the Vroom Microfibers from target, they seem to work well with glass and i wouldnt be comfortable using Supreme Shine microfibers for that purpose

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