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Old 10-26-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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how to clean rear window w/o damaging defrost lines

i just notice how dirty the rear window is today. i was wondering what's the best way to clean the glass without damaging the defrost lines. i already fubared the two bottom ones from a speaker install incident

i was thinking of just a moist paper towel, but if there are cleaners/sprays out there, i rather use that. any tips/advice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just use your usual quality glass cleaners and cloths/microfiber cloths. Just try not to use things that are too hard.

You can probably fix your 2 damaged lines if they're just nicked. Permatex (I think) sells a defroster line repair kit for this.
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i got it cleaned with some diluted windex. the lines seem to be undamaged
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Windex works great. But you don't need to dilute it. I use it straight up and the car always looks great.
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There's no way Windex is going to damage those lines. I thought you were thinking of using something craaaaaazy to clean it with.

Just don't use Windex on aftermarket tint jobs...
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There's no way Windex is going to damage those lines. I thought you were thinking of using something craaaaaazy to clean it with.

Just don't use Windex on aftermarket tint jobs...
can i use the windex with vineger (green fluid) on tinted indows? it doesnt contain ammonia?
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There's no way Windex is going to damage those lines. I thought you were thinking of using something craaaaaazy to clean it with.

Just don't use Windex on aftermarket tint jobs...
we have lots of window cleaners and such. i just grabbed the windex bottle.
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My dad and I use Windex on our aftermarket tint w/o problems... I would think if it's a quality tint (the place we get our cars done costs about $200+ and includes a 3-yr warranty) it shouldn't matter what you spray on it.
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A tint safe glass cleaner is cheap. I bought one bottle of Eagle One 20/20 for under $5 Cdn and it seemed to take me forever to finish that huge bottle! Just use the safe stuff guys, most of them perform better anyway. If you're so broke that you have to use Windex because it's 1 or 2 bucks cheaper....
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