Cleaning Glass & Plastic
In addition to being a hazard, the effects of dirty glass can quickly ruin the appearance of your perfectly polished car. Cleaning your windows is one of the most tedious tasks you will face. After you have completed all other detailing tasks, put the perfect touch on your car by detailing you carís glass.
Just as in selecting a car polish, no two car enthusiasts can agree on the
ultimate glass cleaner. Some people like ammonia cleaners, others swear by
TSP, while the purists will use nothing but clear water. Whatever you use,
the principles are the same: clean, dry and polish.
Steps For Perfect Windows
Start your window cleaning with the driverís door and front passenger door.
If your door has a window frame, lower the window approximately one inch to
allow access to the top part of the glass. This part should be cleaned and
dried first. Spray with glass cleaner and buff dry. Now roll the
window back up and clean the remainder of the window. Pay attention to the
corners of the windows, as this is where you will get most smears and streaks.
Donít forget your driverís side and passenger side mirrors.
Polishing Spotted Glass
Some parts of the country are burdened with extremely hard water. Hard
water is water that contains excessive trace elements including calcium, iron,
lime, and other minerals found in streams and rivers. These trace elements
remain on your glass when water from sprinklers or washing air dries.
These hard water spots attach themselves to glass like white on rice. If
left on your glass for very long, hard water spots will not wash off with
shampooing or regular glass cleaners.
We developed Z-12 Clear-View Glass Polish specifically for hard water spots, water spot damage, heavy road film and light scratches. We have yet to find a stain that it did not remove. Formulated with modified cleaners and mild abrasives, Z-12 Clear-View Glass Polish deep cleans and polishes all glass surfaces with ease.
There are two ways to use Z-12 Clear-View Glass Polish. The most gentle is to use an old t-shirt to polish the spotted area and buff to full luster. The second is to use the polish with #000 or #0000 synthetic wool to remove the spots then buff with an old t-shirt. If your glass is heavily pitted or scratched, you should have it replaced or seek the advise of a glass expert.
Clear Plastic & Window Tint Film
Window tint film is often applied to the inside windows to shade passengers or
provide privacy. Window tint film is a thin sheet of Mylar plastic.
Mylar easily scratches and will be destroyed by ammonia. To clean tinted
windows, use water or a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.
Polishing and cleaning plastic with Z-14 is easy. Using an old tee shirt, apply a small dab of Z-14, rub in well, and buff off with a clean, dry cloth.