questionswhat's the best way to clean inside of my car…

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Windex? I suppose you could also try a dirty rag, but windex will probably be more effective.

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How do you (or do you) clean the outside? I use the same method, spray some cleaner, wipe it off.

[edit- perhaps I should have asked what you have on it that needs to be cleaned.

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Good question. I've found that even after cleaning the inside of my windshield (sometimes with Windex, other times with some car-cleaning brand) I end up getting this annoying film that makes the windshield slightly foggy looking.

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Yeah I agree with most of these answers just use windex and newspaper to wipe it up. Newspaper helps prevent streaking.

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@norimw: The newspaper is the key. I find that it's more durable that papertowels so you can put a little elbow grease into it. Plus I go through about 15 sheets.
My process;
1. Spray on windex or any other glass cleaner.
2. Wipe away with first sheet of newspaper.
3. Polish with a clean sheet of newspaper.
I work in sections that are 1/4 the width / full height with some overlap.

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I've found that vinegar works well. It's cheaper and there is no hazing from it. Also I wouldn't want to get windex on the dash because I would think it would dry it out over time.

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I use the as seen on tv windshield wonder. It works well for both of my vehicles.

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I just read that coffee filters are also better than paper towels for cleaning glass and mirrors, no streaking or lint left behind. Newspaper is probably better for a windshield though, it would take too long with coffee filters.

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Get some airplane windshield cleaner. Costs around 8 bucks and works great on cars. Stuff for aircraft tends to be better...! Here's one as an example: http://www.sportys.com/PilotShop/product/12047

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@hchasen: I've never thought about that, but I'm gonna give it a try

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@ruger9mm: Seeing as it is inside a car I'm assuming there is plastic nearby, smallish space so you have a greater chance of getting it on yourself, AND it's winter so you probably won't be able to well-ventilate, so I'm going to think that may not be the best in this scenario.

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I don't wash my windshields. I replace them at every oil change.

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I've used newspaper in the past when cleaning my windshield, but lately I've been using these cheap microfiber cloths. You can pick them up at your local Wally-world for $5, and that's a pack of ten towels. They don't streak at all, and they're handy for use with computer monitors, mirrors, windows, etc. And they work great with even just a bit of water - you can still use windex if you want, but water seems to do just fine. And it hasn't left as much of the annoying film build-up for me either.

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I agree with using newspaper (you get educated on current issues while you clean!) but use Sprayway glass cleaner. Good stuff.

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Vinegar/water or alcohol/water mix and a clean, microfiber cloth.
Spritz, wipe, done. No rubbing, no lint, no haze.
If you must use Windex, use ammonia-free, in case you mess up and spray(ruin) your tinted windows.

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thank you all !! i think the inside of my windshield gets filmy because i use my heater/defroster a lot, which leads me to wonder what i'm breathing in when the fan is on...

i will gratefully try your suggestions. you're awesome :-)

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@elldee: That often indicates a leaking heater core, so if you're adding coolant occasionally or you're low now, you now know why.