Cleaning the Inside of Your Windshield – A Quick How-To

Cleaning the Inside of Your Windshield – A Quick How-To

We previously discussed the best way to clean your windshield from the outside, and many of our customers found the guide to be beneficial. However, we noticed a prevalent problem (especially in the winter season), no matter how much you clean your windshield from the outside, if it isn’t clean on the inside, you won’t get that freshly cleaned windshield feeling.

Here, we shall consider our tried-and-tested method for cleaning the inside of your windshield without scratching it up.

Step 1: Purchase a Glass Cleaner

When your car is parked in the sun, the vinyl or plastic on your dashboard often gets oily. These oils may make their way onto your windshield, and you might not see a difference until too much of it accumulates or the temperature cools down.

You need to purchase a glass cleaner that has a bipolar nature, i.e., isn’t water-based. These cleaners will quickly dissolve the oil inside and leave your glass spotless.

Step 2: Spray and Clean

Use a soft cloth to clean the inside of your windshield as you would the outside. However, remember not to be too rough around the rearview mirror because firstly, there is a sensor there that you might end up damaging and secondly, the rearview mirror is attached with a resin-based glue in most instances and is designed to come off. It sounds pretty easy to reattach it, but we’re here to tell you it’s not.

Step 3: Clean AGAIN

The bipolar agent will need to be cleaned again to ensure it doesn’t get heated up and damage your windscreen’s lamination. So, now, you need to wipe it with a regular glass cleaner, one that you would use on other glass or outside your car.

You only need to clean the inside of your windshield with the bipolar agent once a month, though.

If you find that the windshield still has scratches or cracks after cleaning, it can be repaired quickly and cost-effectively. However, we suggest you call us before the issue becomes direr and ultimately costs more. We are here to help you with all your windshield repair and replacement needs in Pennsylvania 24/7!